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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner tugged on Superman's cape on Sunday. Browner will likely never talk about T.Y. Hilton's weight anymore. Especially after Hilton burned Browner and the Seahawks for an NFL career-high 140 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns in the Colts' win Sunday.

Hilton is currently at 178 pounds. During his FIU career, Hilton was usually in the 170-172 pound range. The last time I saw T.Y. was when he came to FIU for the Sports Illustrated video shoot in mid-July. T.Y. looked like he added weight then telling me he was at 180 pounds. I had the chance to speak with T.Y. after the game and he said, "[Browner] told me I was light as [expletive]. He made me hit the light switch. His team should blame him for the loss."

CLICK HERE for the full USA Today story of T.Y.'s performance on Sunday against the Seahawks, in which he eclipsed his previous NFL best of 124 receiving yards against the Miami Dolphins earlier this season. T.Y. still holds the FIU single-game receiving record with 201 yards against Louisville in 2011.

Former FIU and current Jacksonville Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien also had a career-day Sunday with 13 tackles against the St. Louis Rams. Cyprien's previous NFL high was 8 tackles against the Oakland Raiders. Cyp is currently tied for 12th in the AFC with 36 tackles. He's 24th overall in the NFL in tackles.


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FIU freshman running back Silas Spearman broke the FIU freshman single-game rushing record with his 136-yard performance in Saturday's win at Southern Miss. Spearman eclipsed the previous record held by former FIU quarterback Wayne Younger, who ran for 124 yards at Arkansas as a redshirt freshman in 2007.

Only two other FIU freshmen have run for at least 100 yards in a game. Darriet Perry did it for 115 yards against Florida Atlantic in Don Shula Bowl VII. One memorable snapshot from that game was Perry carrying two Owls on his back for a 12-yard gain. (photo below). Perry is FIU's all-time rushing touchdown record holder with 27 scores. And the fourth FIU freshman to run for at least 100 yards in a game was Kedrick Rhodes, who ran for 100 yards in Shula Bowl IX at Lockhart Stadium in 2010.


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