Sept 22, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Syracuse Orange wide receiver Alec Lemon (15) looks to get past Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Michael Carter (23) after making a five yard catch in the first half at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
If there was one bright spot in Syracuse's 17-10 loss to Minnesota, and there may have only been just one, it was that Sir Alec Lemon because the all-time leader in career receptions for the Syracuse Orange football program.
Lemon caught nine balls, which pushed him to 145 total, well past the old record of 139, held by Scott Schwedes and Shelby Hill.
The record was, of course, bittersweet for the senior wide receiver.
"It means a lot. It would mean more if we won the game. I don't play this game to get individual records, I go out there to win the game."
Lemon seems to be back at full-strength following the injury that limited him all camp. He now has sixteen catches for 170 yards.
The game also marked the 19-consecutive games that Lemon has had a catch, which goes all the way back to October 2010.
As for the next record on Lemon's list of things to demolish, that would be the receiving yards record. He's now sixth overall with 1,696, passing Art Monk (1,644), Quinton Spotwood (1,653) and Rob Carpenter (1,656) this past weekend. He's probably not going to catch No. 1 Marvin Harrison (2,728) but he can probably get himself up to No. 2 (currently 2,296 - Shelby Hill) by the end of the season.