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    Thursday, December 07, 2006

    Breaking Down The Bowl Game: Receivers

    Although FSU has some great receivers, the story for the year has been the lack of offense, too many dropped passes, and an inability to get the ball to the receivers. It is obvious that the play calling of Jeff Bowden has been one of the problems and he is also the receivers coach.

    FSU senior receiver Chris Davis has great numbers and was a highly rated prospect out of high school. Davis is the leader among the receivers at 651 yds and 4 TDs. De'Cody Fagg is another good FSU receiver with 371 yds. and 1 TD on the year. At 6'6", FSU receiver Greg Carr is known for his acrobatic catches using his height to his advantage. Carr has 531 yds. and an impressive 11 TDs. FSU tight end Brandon Warren has also figured into the Noles offense this year and he has 293 yards and 1 TD. This group has 17 TDs for the year for the Noles.

    I think it would be safe to say that the UCLA receivers were not as highly ranked as the FSU receivers out of high school although they have decent receivers. Junior wide receiver Marcus Everett is the most prolific UCLA receiver with 403 yards and 5 TDs on the season. Senior Junior Taylor has 299 yards 2 TDs He is the veteran of the receiving corps and is very team oriented in his approach to the game and loves to make the big play. Other receivers are Matt Willis with 219 yards and 2 TDs and Brand Breazell with 311 yards and 3 TDs. Tight end Loga Paulsen has also caught the ball for 313 yards and 0 TDs. This group has 12 TDs for the season for the Bruins.

    Expect both FSU and UCLA to use their tight ends for receiving and they will probably play significant roles in each team's game plans for the bowl.

    Advantage: FSU

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