In a college-football world gone pass-happy, there is nothing more thrilling than watching a quarterback hurl a pass downfield to a speedy receiver who can haul in the ball at full speed and dash for the end zone.
Yes, in the throes of the lightning-fast information age, what could be better than hitting paydirt in a single play or via a short series of long passes?
The following slideshow pays tribute to the beautiful connection between QB and receiver by pinpointing the top-10 returning combos in the land for the 2012 season.
These marriages of accuracy and speed have produced top-shelf statistical cocktails consisting of a perfect balance of total yards, receptions, yards per catch and touchdowns.
It’s interesting to note that of the 10 prolific relationships mentioned here, only one is from a team in the SEC, and the duo hails from a squad that went 5-7 in 2011.
Yes, in a pass-centric game like modern college football, defense and the running game still wins championships…at least for now.