On October, 19th Chris Rowland, wide receiver of the Tennessee State University (TSU) football team broke the school record for most receptions in a single season during the homecoming game against Austin Peay. The most receptions in a single season was 72 and Rowland entered the game with 70 finishing with 12 catches. With that being said the new record is currently 82 receptions in a single season but will more than likely increase with the Tigers having four more games left in the season and Rowland showing no signs of slowing down.
Known for his speed, the 5’8 180-pound receiver from Nolensville, TN has been with the program since his freshman year and has shown signs of improvement one season after another. Rowland during his freshman year also set the TSU single season record in kickoff returns, 42 and kickoff return yards, 965 averaging 23 yards per kick return, 8.5 yards on punt returns and 124.5 all-purpose yards (Tsutigers.com).
On homecoming night, the Tigers also reached another accomplishment and that was winning their first conference game of the season and doing so by taking down the number 19 ranked Governors. The tigers now hold an overall record of 2-6 and a conference record of 1-3. Their next game will be at home next Saturday on November 2nd against Southeast Missouri at 2pm. With no chance of receiving playoff experience this year, Head coach Rod Reed and the tigers look to finish out the season strong with back-to-back home games followed by back-to-back road games.