Everyone in and around Rutgers football the past two years knew how special Mohamed Sanu was. This, however is getting ridiculous, and Rutgers loves it.
Through three games, the junior wide receiver is leading the country with an average of 12 receptions per game. That's more than star receivers like Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma), Kendall Wright (Baylor), Michael Floyd (Notre Dame), and Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State). He also ranks eighth with 121 receiving yards per game.
A few weeks back, in a loss to North Carolina, Sanu caught a Rutgers and Big East record-tying 13 passes. This past Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium against Ohio University, Sanu broke that record, totalling 16 receptions. Sanu is clearly the go-to guy for the Scarlet Knights and starting quarterback Chas Dodd.
Sanu is showing off his NFL talent, catching just about anything thrown his way. Dodd has improved his passing, but at times still throws some wobbles. But none deterred, Sanu still grabs them. A high throw? No problem, Sanu goes up and gets it. A throw in traffic? What traffic?
Not only does Sanu make the grabs, he fights for yardage after the catch as well. He is as hard to bring down as any receiver in the game.
Big East play begins for Rutgers this Saturday with a trip to the Carrier Dome to battle Syracuse. Dodd will certainly look to Sanu to be the go-to guy as usual. The Orange secondary has not been good this season, giving up an average of just over 276 yards per game.
Add to that the fact that Syracuse may be missing at least one of their top pass rushers and you have a friendly combination for Rutgers fans.
Dodd to Sanu has been a familiar saying for Rutgers fans this season, one they hope continues for weeks to come.
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