Ole Miss destroyed Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, 50-22. Much of that effort came from the services of one A.J. Brown, who is a very bad man. He finished the day with 185 receiving yards, 14 receptions (which ties an Ole Miss single-game record), and two touchdowns. Just a standard day at the office.
Oh yeah, he also surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on the year, and he missed an entire game previously this season. There are still two games to go.
Just two wideouts at Ole Miss have eclipsed the 1,000 yard milestone in program history, which seems surprising. Maybe not. In 2009, Shay Hodge gathered an astounding 1,135 yards unto himself, with eight touchdowns and an average reception gain of 16.2 yards per catch. That’s amazing.
In 2015, Laquon Treadwell, whom some of you may know, gained 1,153 total receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. That’s even more amazing. He averaged just 14.1 yards per reception, which, what you doing, fam?
On Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette, A.J. Brown entered into the company of Shay and Quon, finally netting 1,015 receiving yards on the year. Again, there are still two games left on the schedule, and Jordan Ta’amu is a very good passer. Granted, the last two items on the schedule are Texas A&M and Mississippi State, but A.J. needs just 138 yards to beat out Treadwell and earn the school record for receiver yardage in a season. That seems pretty good.
Anyway, it’s important to remember this: