FIU will try to have the same success in Texas on Saturday that the top receiver in FIU football history had in Texas on Thursday night.
By now you know T.Y. Hilton had a regular season career night against the Texans in the Colts' 33-28 win Thursday. Goodbye had nine catches for 223 yards and a touchdown. After Week 6 in the NFL began last night, Hilton is leading the NFL in receiving.
The 223 receiving yards last night by Hilton fell one yard shy of the Colts (Baltimore and Indianapolis) franchise record in a regular season game. The Colts were established in 1953. Raymond Berry holds the Colts franchise regular season receiving yardage record with 224 yards. Ironically, that was Hilton's receiving yardage total in last year's AFC Wild Card playoff win against the Kansas City Chiefs. Hilton had a career-high 13 catches and 224 receiving yards [a Colts playoff record] against the Chiefs.
Last night by halftime, Hilton (156 yards) surpassed his previous regular season game high of 155 yards last year against Jacksonville. Hilton's 147 receiving yards in the first quarter last night were the most by any NFL receiver in a quarter this season.
T.Y. loves playing against Houston. In his NFL career against the Texans he has 29 catches for 611 yards and six touchdowns -- the most against any NFL team. The Colts play the Texans along with fellow AFC South division mates Jacksonville and Tennessee two times each season.
Kevin Bowen of Colts.com tweeted an interesting stat on Hilton after last night's game: "In 37 games, T.Y. Hilton has 12 100-yard receiving games. To compare it took Marvin Harrison 58 games & Reggie Wayne 75 to reach that mark."
Hilton's FIU game-high was 201 receiving yards in the upset win at Louisville in 2011. Hilton had 11 career 100-yard receiving games at FIU.