Tyler Boyd breaks Larry Fitzgerald's freshmen records in Little Caesars Bowl game

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

You've probably already heard by now, but freshman wide receiver Tyler Boyd had himself some kind of game against Bowling Green in the famous/infamous Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Not only was it a monster individual game, but his play capped off an incredible season and helped him break some of Larry Fitzgerald's freshman records in the process.

Fitz' freshman records of 100-yard reception games and yardage in a season stood since 2002 but giving Boyd another game was all he needed.

Boyd saved his one of his biggest games for his last one of the season. With eight catches for 173 yards, he recorded his fifth 100-yard game, breaking Fitz' record of four. The 173 yards he had were the most all year and also propelled him past Fitzgerald's 1,005 as he finished with 1,174 on the year. That's also currently good enough for 16th in the nation.

There's no telling if he'll be able to do anything close to what Fitzgerald did in his sophomore season ... and yeah, the odds are against it. But there's no denying that Boyd exceeded expectations this year as a freshman.

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