Cavs Will Have Their Hands Full With Crabtree

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

December 10, 2007

When the Cavalier Football Team puts together its game plan for Texas Tech, it will be focused heavily on freshman receiver Michael Crabtree. The Red Raider wide out has asserted himself early on as one of the best receivers in the nation, grabbing the Biletnikoff Award as the NCAA's top wide receiver.

Crabtree's numbers are nothing short of amazing. He has pulled down 21 touchdown receptions, and averages 155.1 receiving yards per game. Crabtree has accumulated 1,861 receiving yards on the season, and can go over 2,000 yards by reaching his season average in the Gator Bowl.

Just to put a perspective on how impressive Crabtree's number are, look no further than those of Virginia's receivers. The Cavaliers' top man, Tom Santi, leads the team in touchdown receptions with three, and averages 36.5 yards per contest. The Cavs' entire receiving unit has 12 touchdown receptions on the season, nine short of Crabtree's individual total.

The freshman wide out is the favorite target of quarterback Graham Harrell, who boasts 45 touchdown passes on the season. Harrell boasts 5,298 passing yards on the year, and averaging an amazing 441.5 passing yards per outing. Virginia quarterback Jameel Sewell has 16 career touchdown passes in two seasons, and is not on pace to hit 45 for his career.

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