For the first time since 2000 the Davidson football program is off to a 3-0 start. The Wildcats stayed unbeaten with a record smashing performance against Guilford in a 91-61 victory last Thursday night in a game that was moved up because of Hurricane Florence.
This school and FCS record setting performance, which included three blocked kicks by one player, earns the entire Davidson Wildcats team the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week.
Among the records set in this wild contest that featured 1,662 yards of total combined offense, Davidson now owns the NCAA FCS record for total yards in a single game (964) and rushing yards in a single game (685). The previous benchmark for total yards was Weber State’s 876 set in 1991 and the rushing yards record was four yard better than Missouri State’s 681.
Both of those numbers shattered long-standing school records that date back to 1946 and 1921, respectively.
The ‘Cats 15.5 yards-per-play nearly doubled the previous school mark of 8.3 set in 1979. In addition to the total yards, rushing yards and yards-per-play, the other Davidson records set include: yards in a half (525), points in a half (57), touchdowns in a game (13), rushing touchdowns in a game (10) and blocked kicks in a game (four).
Speaking of blocked kicks, senior defensive end Corey Coppola was named the Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week after the West Virginia native blocked a pair of extra points and a punt to give him four blocked kicks already this season.
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