College Football Week 5: Robert Woods and the Year of the Wide Receiver
While the Worldwide Leader in Sports is promoting their "year of the quarterback," college football is experiencing the "year of the wide receiver" after some playmakers at that skill position had some monster days on the field this Saturday.
From Robert Woods at USC to Jarius Wright at Arkansas, the opposing defense were no match for these wide receivers that players all across the country would love to have show up in the box score after their games after a college football game.
If you listen really closely wherever you may be in the country, you might hear them pulling down another reception as we speak…
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Honorable Mention: Keenan Allen, California
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Stats: 10 Receptions, 197 yards, Touchdown
While Allen missed the 200 yard mark, as the other receivers did this Saturday, the nation’s second leading receiver deserves to get a nod on this list as he’s had more than a 100 yards receiving in three out of four games this season.
Kendall Wright, Baylor
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Stats: Nine Receptions, 201 Yards, Three Touchdowns
While Baylor was upset on the road at Kansas State Saturday afternoon, senior receiver Kendall Wright did pretty much all he could do for Baylor with 201 yards and three touchdowns in their game with the Wildcats. As a one-man offense, he scored more than half of the Bear’s points today in the 36-35 loss after starting 3-0 in 2011
Robert Woods, USC
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Stats: 14 Receptions, 255 Yards, Two Touchdowns
As the Trojans finished the second half of their Arizona double dip, Robert Woods led the way for USC’s 48-41 win in Los Angeles over the Wildcats as he brought down 14 catches for 255 yards and two touchdowns for the 4-1 Trojans this Saturday.
AJ Jenkins, Illinois
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Stats: 12 Catches, 268 Yards, Three Touchdowns
With the Fighting Illini moving to 5-0 today after their wild win over Northwestern in Champaign, Illinois is indebted to star receiver AJ Jenkins’. Jenkins has a big day that included 12 catches and 268 yards today as the team won their first Big Ten opener since the 2007 season.
Jarius Wright, Arkansas
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Stats: 13 Receptions, 281 Yards, Touchdown
In the Arkansas-Texas A&M game, or in any game this Saturday, Jarius Wright played bigger than any wide receiver to take the field this afternoon. He had nearly 300 yards receiving today with a insane catch average of more than 21 yards per catch today as the Razorback came back to win against the Aggies.