Western Michigan receiver Corey Davis needs 19 yards to break the FBS receiving record

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Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis has a chance to make Nov. 25th his most historic night yet. Not only does Davis, who is considered by many to be one of the best receivers in the country, need only 19 yards against Toledo on Friday to break the Football Bowl Subdivision career receiving yard record, but he also has the chance to help the Broncos (11-0, 7-0 in the Mid-American Conference) cap off their first undefeated regular season in team history.

A win will also row Western’s boat all the way to the MAC championship game, which will be played at Ford Field.


Barring something catastrophic, Davis will break the receiving record probably early in the first quarter. He could get 19 yards in his sleep. However, the record doesn’t seem to be on Davis’ mind much not even mentioning it to MLive’s Cory Olsen.

“I’ll do whatever I need to do for the team whether that’s catching bubbles or rocket screens I’m going to do that to the best of my ability,” Davis said. “I love screens, they’re pretty fun, I like getting the ball though. Just whenever I can get the ball it’s pretty fun.”

Davis has career numbers of 309 receptions, 4,987 yards, and 49 touchdowns.


What’s going to be tougher than leaving his production behind, is leaving behind the campus and city of Kalamazoo as a whole.

“It’s going to be pretty emotional just to walk out there for the last time,” Davis said. “Waldo’s been showing me love for a long time, ever since my first year, this community’s been great, this fan base has been great, it’s going to be pretty emotional.”

Davis has been a part of a very special season for Western Michigan. They’re No. 21 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, and have a very strong chance of finishing 12-0 at Waldo, 13-0 at Ford Field, and then they’ll get their crack at history in a potential New Year’s Six Bowl.