No Big 10 wide receiver has had a better day than the one Michigan’s Jeremy Gallon had during the Wolverines’ 63-47 victory over Indiana on Saturday.
In a performance for the ages, the senior racked up a whopping 369 yards and two touchdowns on 14 receptions. Most of those—343 to be exact—came in just three quarters.
Not only did he set a Big Ten single-game record, but Gallon also smashed the school mark in the process
Jeremy Gallon now owns the Michigan and Big Ten record for single-game receiving yards with 369. pic.twitter.com/8QAC4Igdbx
— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) October 19, 2013
Roy Roundtree previously held the record for Michigan, recording 246 yards back on Nov. 6, 2010, against Illinois. Purdue’s Chris Daniels accomplished the same for the conference, tallying 301 in a game against Michigan State back on Oct. 16, 1999.
To say nobody saw this coming would be an understatement.
Through six contests, Gallon had only caught 31 passes for 462 yards and five touchdowns. In fact, he had only topped 100 yards receiving in just one of those games—eight receptions, 184 yards and three touchdowns against Notre Dame on Sept. 7.
His record-setting performance also helped Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner put together a historic day himself. The junior set school marks in both passing yards (503) and total yards (584).
Gallon has now recorded a reception for 33 straight games.
Sure, the Hoosiers may not present the most formidable secondary in the nation—the team ranks No. 75 against the pass. However, nothing can be taken away from Gallon's terrific showing.
Cherish it. We may not see a performance like this for quite some time.
All stats used in this article are courtesy of NCAA.com