Move over, Jordan White. There’s a new king in the MAC.
Corey Davis has moved past the former Western Michigan wide-out to become the MAC’s all-time leading receiver in terms of yards. Davis broke the record with a 6-yard catch in the 1st quarter and a 9-yard catch in the 2nd quarter, moving him past White’s mark of 4,187 yards. He had entered the game needing just 7 yards to tie White.
Davis still sits tied with his brother Titus for 3rd all-time in touchdowns, and is 10 receiving touchdowns behind Darius Watts (Marshall, 2000-2003) and his MAC record 47 career receiving touchdowns. He’s two scores away from tying the WMU record of 39 touchdowns, set by Greg Jennings from 2002-2005.
Davis also entered the game 825 yards away from breaking the FBS record in career yards. The 5,000-yard plateau has only been eclipsed by one man, when Trevor Insley finished with 5,005 career yards back in the late 90’s for Nevada. With 7+ games left (all in MAC play), a probable bowl game, and a MAC Championship game a possibility, he should have a real shot at smashing that record.