Stedman Bailey has 20 touchdown catches this season. That’s more than 64 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. It’s also seven shy of matching the record Troy Edwards set in the FBS at Louisiana Tech and Jerry Rice set in the Football Championship Subdivision at Mississippi Valley State.
Can the Biletnikoff Award candidate get there — or might he be there already if not for that darned ankle?
“I feel like I probably could have done a lot more damage,” said Bailey, who didn’t start against TCU. “Obviously, an ankle injury is something very serious. It’s not something you recover from in two days.
“It’s an ongoing injury that lingers and was still bothering me at the time, but I’m a lot better. I feel like I could have done more, but everything happens for a reason and I’m still here and I’m still doing pretty well, so it’s cool.”