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Road to History: Elijah Moore torched Vanderbilt, takes huge step toward record

Averaging 10 catches per game seems good!

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Elijah Moore played so well in Nashville on Saturday, he will probably get inducted into the Grand Ole Opry this week.

Fourteen catches, 238 yards, three touchdowns — all record-breaking or tying achievements for our handsome wide receiving son from Ft. Lauderdale.

Yes, it was Vanderbilt, and yes, they are not very good this year (0-4 is still according to latest Bing search not good). However, it’s Southeastern Conference play on the road, and everyone in the stadium, everyone watching at home, everyone with a functioning brain knew Moore would be targeted a ton on Saturday. The Dores could do very little to stop No. 8 from getting what he wanted.

For the season, Moore has notched 61 catches for 862 yards and six touchdowns, which in and of itself is a pretty fantastic season, but the Rebels are only six games into the 2020 season making his 10.1 catches per game even more impressive. Single season record holder for receptions, AJ Brown, is just a mere 24 receptions away now as we plug all the numbers into the Red Cup supercomputer (now hidden in the basement of Hume Hall).

Moore’s lowest reception total of the season in a game is five against Auburn as you can see in the graphic. If he only caught that number in the next four games, yes, he would fall just short of Brown’s record.


If Moore’s 10 catch per game rate continues, he stands to hit triple digits with more than 100 receptions this season in only 10 games. Additionally, he would catch and pass career reception record holder Laquon Treadwell in the process.

So where will Moore land when this is all said and done? How impressive would this record be and how long would it stand? Comment below or tweet @redcuprebellion with your hot takes.