However, all was not good for Brown, and not only because the 25th-ranked Scarlet Knights were trounced by Syracuse 31-13 Saturday at the Carrier Dome.
Brown, the Scarlet Knights' leading receiver, suffered a left ankle sprain in the second half when offensive tackle Anthony Davis fell on him during a running play, and his status for Friday's game at Louisville is in question.
"It's hurting right now, but we've got pretty great trainers,'' Brown said. "I was at the bottom of the pile.''
Although Brown returned for sporadic duty, he wasn't nearly as effective. His routes were limited to straight-ahead running, and there was plenty of pain involved.
"When I stopped running, that's when the pain really started coming,'' Brown said. "I should get treatment and be back at work next week.''
However, coach Greg Schiano wasn't as certain. He called Brown's status "uncertain'' for the game against the Cardinals.
Brown, who made four catches, has 44 receptions for 927 yards and seven touchdowns.
His record-breaking catch came off a gadget play on a throw from receiver Mohamed Sanu.
"Really, I wasn't worrying about any record,'' said Brown, who was tied with Kenny Britt and Chris Brantley. "I was going out and trying to make plays.''
No roughing the kicker?
Schiano went hard after referee Jeff Maconaghy late in the second quarter when Scarlet Knights placekicker San San Te was run into by Syracuse's Phillip Thomas on a 46-yard field goal attempt.
Te missed the field goal wide left, and Maconaghy ran directly into Te's follow through leg. Te had to be helped from the field with a leg injury, but no penalty was called.
"He was down and he was hurt,'' Schiano said. "That's legitimate.''
Schiano spent several minutes yelling at Maconaghy after the play, then spoke calmly to him when the teams came out to begin the second half.
"I thought I had just reason to be frustrated,'' Schiano said. "Should I have behaved like that? I don't know.''
Te returned to make a 25-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, but was limping after the kick. Schiano said Te's status for Friday's game at Louisville will be determined during the week.
Once, twice, third so close
Joe Lefeged blocked a punt for a safety and also blocked a fourth-quarter field goal attempt by Ryan Lichetenstein, and Devin McCourty got in later in the fourth quarter and had a glorious chance to block another punt.
However, Rob Long got off a 34-yarder in which it was ruled McCourty deflected it.
"I got real close,'' McCourty said. "I think he might have actually saw me and just changed the way he was punting to make sure he got it off. I thought I had it.''
Linebacker Antonio Lowery wasn't effective against Syracuse, which opened the way for Manny Abreu to play more, and Abreu finished with two tackles. Lowery started, but he did not make a tackle.
Also, receiver Mark Harrison did not make the trip because of an injury, which further depleted the receiving corps.
"By the end of the week our trainers said ‘He can't go,' ‘'Schiano said.