There used to be a certain logic to Big Ten passing records.
Without looking them up, you could make the assumption that either Drew Brees or another Purdue quarterback circa the Joe Tiller-era "basketball on grass" heyday. And most of the time, you'd be correct! Brees and fellow Boilermaker Curtis Painter held many of the most relevant season records, most notably the single season passing record.
In fact, before this season, the top five passing seasons in Big Ten history all belonged to either Brees or Painter, with Curtis Painter holding the top spot at 3895 yards.
Dwayne Haskins just broke Curtis Painter's single-season Big Ten record for passing yards.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 24, 2018
Dwayne Haskins, who dominated Michigan's secondary all afternoon with 396 yards passing and five touchdowns through the air, set new Big Ten records for both yards passed in a season with now over 4000 yards. Shortly after, he broke the Big Ten single season record in passing touchdowns, with 41 (after OSU changed Parris Campbell's 78-yard score from a rush to a reception because it was a confirmed pop-pass on a jet sweep).
While his earlier Ohio State single game passing record might've been bittersweet (coming in a loss to Purdue), these two records were set on the biggest possible stage against the best possible opponent. Congrats to Dwayne on an incredible season and a likely Heisman finalist selection.