Running Back Nate Guillory and wide receiver Korey Williams etched their way into the Ranger football record books, as the No. 17 Rangers defeated Oklahoma Panhandle State University, 31-7, on November 6.
Williams, a senior wide out from New Orleans, La., eclipsed two records on the day. He broke the record for most receptions in a season with 69, a record that Jason Bryant held with 62 receptions during the 1992 season. Williams also holds the record for most receptions in a game, hauling in 14 passes this season against Texas College, and has the record for most receptions in a career, currently at 202.
Williams also broke the career mark for touchdown passes caught, passing Michael Salters mark of 23 catches during his career from 2002-03. Williams’ three receptions on Saturday, bumped his total to 25 touchdowns for his career.
Currently, Williams is 18 yards away from holding the career receiving record. A mark held by Hall of Famer Brian Clothier with 2,640 yards from 1974-78.
Guillory, a two-year running back from Houston, Tex., set a new career record for most rushing yards. Guillory broke Matt Walter’s (1997-2000) record of 2,546 yards, with 2,647 yards after having 157 yards on Saturday. He also has the record for most rushing attempts in a season and is 37 attempts from breaking the career rushing attempts record.
Northwestern (7-2, 5-0) will play and host its final game of the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Ranger Field when the Rangers host Southern Oregon University and go for their eight consecutive win. A Ranger victory could advance Northwestern into the NAIA Playoffs.
Mon, November 8, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt