TUSCALOOSA, Ala. _ While University of Alabama junior wide receiver Amari Cooper was setting program receiving records with his 13-catch, 189-yard performance Saturday, he also took the national lead in both statistical categories.

Cooper leads with 319 receiving yards, barely ahead of Toledo’s Keevan Lucas (317) and Michigan State’s Tony Lippett (300). His lead in the Southeastern Conference is also small over LSU’s Travin Dural (291).

Consequently, he also leads the nation in receiving yards per game at 159.5. Through two games, 30 receivers in the nation are averaging at least 100 yards.

Cooper’s 12.5 receptions per game top the nation with Lucas second at 11.5. Second in the SEC is Texas A&M’s Malcome Kennedy at 8.5.

At his current pace, Cooper would finish the regular season with 150 receptions for 1,914 yards, which would shatter the Crimson Tide single-season records set by Julio Jones in 2010: 78 receptions for 1,133 yards.

Against Florida Atlantic, Cooper tied the Crimson Tide record for receptions in a single game (DJ Hall, 13, 2006), and set the mark for catches in consecutive games (25).