ECU Quarterback Dominique Davis Breaks Consecutive Completion Record

Brandon WhalenCorrespondent IOctober 22, 2011

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 03:  Dominique Davis #4 of the East Carolina Pirates drops back to pass against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 3, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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East Carolina quarterback Dominique Davis completed 26 straight throws in the first half of today's game versus Navy. Davis competed his first pass of the game and went into halftime 26-26 with 251 yards and two touchdowns. The old record for consecutive completions in a single game was set by Tee Martin of Tennessee in 1998 and tied by Aaron Rodgers in 2004.

Navy has a below average defense, but 26 straight completions by any QB against any opponent is quite a feat. This record could stand for a very long time. It is so hard to complete five or 10 in a row, but to complete 26 straight throws is amazing. That's 26 straight passes in a row, without a bad pass or having a receiver drop a pass, having a defender break up a pass, having to throw one out of bounds or being pressured into throwing one into the dirt.

Davis broke the consecutive completion record over the course of multiple games. Last week against Memphis he completed his last 10 passes of the game. This gives him 36 straight completions, crushing the previous record of 26 set by Aaron Rodgers in 2004.

East Carolina has had its ups and downs this year and so has Dominique Davis. He's had great games, and he's had not-so-great games. In the season opener against South Carolina he went 37-56, threw for 260 yards and four touchdowns. The next week against V-Tech he barely completed 50 percent of his passes and didn't throw a single touchdown. Davis is having a good year, but not great; he's completed 71.6 percent of his passes, has 2,013 passing yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The 26 and 36 consecutive completions will be without a doubt Davis' defining legacy on college football.

Davis finished the Navy game going 40-45, with 372 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-35 victory.