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This week in historical past: Jordy Nelson units faculty information in opposition to Missouri State

Former Inexperienced Bay Packer receiver, and former Ok-State All-American, Jordy Nelson, talks to followers at Saturday’s sport in opposition to Oklahoma on October 29, 2011. (Archive photograph by Logan Jones | Collegian Media Group)

On Sept. 15, 2007, Jordy Nelson pulled off one of the spectacular stat traces in Kansas State historical past.

In head coach Ron Prince’s second 12 months, in a sport versus Missouri State, senior Nelson put collectively among the finest video games by a Ok-State extensive receiver in historical past. It was a formidable offense with a squad that includes working backs James Johnson and Leon Patton, together with quarterback Josh Freeman. With an above-average 12 months in his first season going 7-6 general, Coach Prince seemed to enhance upon the final season.

Freeman felt as much as the duty to take over the Wildcat offense after taking on the reins in the midst of the 2006 season. With a semi-seasoned quarterback, two returning working backs and a returning star receiver in Nelson, the Wildcats appeared to have an opportunity to drastically enhance. 

Whereas they didn’t fairly enhance on the report as they desired, there have been fairly just a few memorable moments, one being Nelson breaking the reception and yardage information for Ok-State. 

Within the sport versus Missouri State, Nelson hauled in 15 catches and 209 yards, each information. The earlier report for receptions was held by Michael Smith from 1989 when he completed a sport in opposition to Missouri with 13 receptions. Later within the season, in a sport in opposition to Iowa State, Nelson broke his personal report for single-game receiving yards with 214 yards.  The earlier report of 206 yards had been held by Darnell Mcdonald from a 1997 matchup versus Syracuse.

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The report for single-game season yards was held by Nelson up till 2013 when none aside from Tyler Lockett broke it not as soon as, however twice. First in a sport in opposition to Texas with 237 yards after which once more in opposition to Oklahoma with 278 yards. 

Ok-State beat Missouri State 61-10 on this historic efficiency. Nelson’s receiving yards accounted for over 60 p.c of the workforce’s passing yards and he had 15 of the workforce’s 29 complete receptions.

All through the 2007 season, Nelson went on to place up 122 receptions for 1,606 yards, each of that are single-season information for the Wildcats. The Wildcats completed 5-7 on the 12 months and 3-5 in Massive 12 convention play.