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Spurs Up Play of the Game: Alshon Jeffery Breaks Receiving Yards Record

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There were several big plays to choose from today, such as Stephon Gilmore's first quarter sack and forced fumble, Ace Sanders' 46-yard catch that set up a field goal, Melvin Ingram and Travian Robertson's fourth quarter sacks, Connor Shaw's 10-yard touchdown score... but the Spurs Up Play of the Game goes to a record-setting performance by Alshon Jeffery. The Gamecocks won t his game on the ground and Jeffery only had two catches in the game, but that was all he needed to move his name to the top of the record book. 

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With his 14-yard reception on the Gamecocks' first drive of the game, Jeffery tied Kenny McKinley's career receiving yards record of 2,781 yards. Bruce Ellington at QB would find Jeffery for three yards in the second quarter to give the 2010 All-American the record. Jeffery didn't even know he had broken the record until he heard the announcement over the PA in the stadium.

"I just want to thank God for the opportunity, and my teammates for helping me get there, my O-line, the defense, working hard helping me get better ever since I came here my freshman year," said Jeffery after the game.

The junior from St. Matthews broke into smile.

"It's a great accomplishment but I didn't even know I broke the record until they announced it. Kenny always told me that one day I was going to break his records. That's the last thing he told me."

Congratulations, Alshon and GO GAMECOCKS!

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