DAVIDSON, N.C. – In addition to setting the school’s all-time mark for points scored, Davidson football reset the NCAA FCS record book for total yards and rushing yards in a high-scoring non-conference affair Thursday night, defeating Guilford, 91-61.
In a game that was moved up to Thursday due to Hurricane Florence, the Wildcats combined for 964 total yards, snapping Weber State’s record of 876, set in 1991, while their 685 rushing yards squeaked by the previous standard set by Missouri State (681).
With the win, Davidson is off to its best start since 2000 (3-0), while Guilford falls to 1-1 overall.
Davidson’s 964 total yards broke a 72-year old program record set in 1946 against Erskine (777). The records did not stop there. With his 58-yard scoring scamper in the fourth, freshman Coy Williams helped Davidson smash the total rushing yards record (695) – a 97-year old record (587) set against Wofford in 1921. The ‘Cats 15.5 yards-per-play nearly doubled the previous record of 8.3 in 1979.
- NCAA FCS and program record: total yards (964)
- NCAA FCS and program record: rushing yards (685)
- Program record for yards in a half (525)
- Program record points in a half (57)
- Program record – total TD’s in a game (13)
- Program record – average yards per play (15.5)
- Program record – rushing TD’s in a game (10)
- Program record – blocked kicks (4)