Stubblefield now has 300+ catchs

Updated: November 20, 2004, 1:09 PM ET
Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue's Taylor Stubblefield broke the NCAA record for career receptions during the first quarter Saturday against Indiana.

Stubblefield entered the game needing six receptions to pass Louisville's Arnold Jackson for the career record. Jackson caught 300 passes from 1997-00.

It didn't take Stubblefield long to break the mark. He caught two passes on each of the Boilermakers' first three drives, including a 23-yard touchdown reception for his 13th of the season.

The record-breaker came on a juggling 6-yard catch with 1:43 left in the first quarter. That gave Stubblefield 301 receptions since he started playing for the Boilermakers in 2001.

His 13th TD reception also tied Vinny Sutherland and John Standeford for Purdue's season record.

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