Saturday afternoon was officially a rout at the Big House as the Michigan Wolverines had their way with their in-state rivals, defeating the Michigan State Spartans by a 44-10 final.
Quarterback Shea Patterson had one of his best showings wearing the maize and blue, throwing for 384 yards while going 24-for-33 and four touchdowns. And in doing so, he broke a record that was previously held by an individual named Tom Brady.
Patterson’s 384 passing yards against the Spartans were the most by a Michigan quarterback since Brady’s 285 in 1999.
Shea Patterson broke Tom Brady's single-game passing record against Michigan State. Had 384, Brady had 285.
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“We can start with Shea,” head coach Jim Harbaugh explained when asked who impressed him. “Getting the ball to nine different receivers. Somebody told me he broke a record for the most passing yards by a Michigan quarterback in a Michigan State game – 384, and the old record was 285 by Tom Brady. [He broke the record] by 99 yards. I’d call that a whale of a game. That’s a heck of a game by the kid.”