It’s been a storybook season for Corey Davis and the Western Michigan Broncos and it’s only getting better. Davis caught a 7-yard pass in the second quarter giving him 5007 career receiving yards, a new FBS record.
— Jesse Palmer (@jessepalmer) November 25, 2016
The record of 5006 yards was previously held by Trevor Insley of Nevada, set during the 1999 season.
Davis entered the game with 310 career catches for 4987 yards and 49 touchdowns. His 16 touchdowns on the season (entering tonight) are the most of his career and he entered the game with 1202 receiving yards, trying to reach 1400 for the third straight season.
He would later add a touchdown to become the first FBS player to reach 300 catches, 5000 yards, and 50 touchdowns.
It really is Western’s night. With Houston and Boise State both losing earlier today, P.J. Fleck’s Broncos will very likely be rowing their boat to Dallas for the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day making Corey Davis’s record-breaking season that much better.