On Saturday, BC's All-American linebacker Luke Kuechly finished with 14 tackles, setting a new ACC record for career tackles with 523 tackles in 33 games. Kuechly is also one tackle shy of matching the school's all-time career tackle total set by Stephen Boyd (1991-94).
But Kuechly cannot be bothered with records if those records don't come with a win.
"I play football to win. I don't try to set any records. If we would have won, it would have been cool. But we lost. We play to win at B.C. The record is cool, I guess, but we didn't win."
Kuechly's 14 tackle day marks the 33rd consecutive game where #40 has recorded double-digit tackles. With one game to play, Kuechly needs just 12 tackles to break the NCAA's single-season tackle record set by Texas Tech's Lawrence Flugence. Flugence set the current record over 14 games during the 2002 season.
Luke Kuechly Tackle Tracker (through 11 games)
|9/10/2011||Central Florida Knights||12||5||17||17.50|
|9/17/2011||Duke Blue Devils||17||6||23||19.33|
|10/1/2011||Wake Forest Demon Deacons||8||6||14||16.60|
|10/22/2011||Virginia Tech Hokies||3||16||19||16.86|
|11/3/2011||Florida St. Seminoles||12||8||20||16.67|
|11/12/2011||N.C. State Wolfpack||9||9||18||16.80|
|11/19/2011||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||7||7||14||16.55|
How many tackles will Luke Kuechly have this Friday at Miami? (a.k.a. Does Luke Kuechly set the NCAA's single-season tackle record?)
12 or more tackles (sets record) (166 votes)
11 tackles (ties record) (3 votes)
10 tackles or less (doesn't break the record) (1 vote)
170 total votes