The Hokie's leading receiver is wide receiver Josh Morgan from Washington, D.C. He has 29 receptions, 378 yards, and 3 TDs. In the Hokie's last game against Georgia Tech, the 6-1, 216 lb. senior had 6 catches for 103 yards and 1 TD. It seems to be either feast or famine with Morgan. He has had another 100 yard game against Ohio but in five other games he has averaged only 31 reception yards.
His profile on the official Hokie football site describes Morgan as a "...physical player who can make big plays in both the passing game and on special teams". He led the Hokies in touchdown catches last season with four and blocked two kicks. He is described as being able to make the the tough catches and has the ability to pick up yards after a catch. a lone in his profile tends to reflect his above numbers when it states that "... the coaches are looking for him to do that on a more consistent basis."
Complementing Morgan is 6'4"senior Justin Harper. Harper has 323 yards and 2 TDs for the season. In the last game against Georgia Tech, he had 4 catches for 77 yards and 0 TDs. Against Boston College, he was held to a mere 17 receiving yards.
Virginia Tech has some significant injuries that could affect the football game on Saturday. Virginia Tech starting tight end Sam Wheeler will miss the remainder of the 2007 football season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of his left knee in the first quarter of the Hokie's win at Georgia Tech. Wheeler had 211 receiving yards and 1 TD for the season. Also, wide receiver Eddie Royal strained his calf against Georgia Tech, and did not return to the game. Royal for the year has 272 receiving yards and 2 TDs. He is listed as questionable for Florida State.His status will be announced later in the week. The Hokies have produced 9 TDs through the air.
Key Stats: FSU ranks #10 in pass defense in the ACC. FSU players to watch- Defensive backs Patrick Robinson and Tony Carter.
There's a new reception leader for the Noles. Sophomore wide receiver Preston Parker continues to amaze and please Seminole fans with his play. Parker leads the Nole receiving corps with 46 catches, 609 yards, and 3 TDs. Parker who received the "Big Otis" award as one of the most dominant players of the spring even though he missed two weeks of practice is proving that he is the real deal. He is definitely the type player that can make plays once he gets the ball in his hands.
Right behind Parker is big man Greg Carr at 605 yards and 3 TDs on the year. And right behind both these guys is De'Cody Fagg with 526 yards and 3 TDs. In the last game against Boston College, both Parker and Fagg had good games and each had a TD. The Noles I am sure would love to have some play action passes to Antone Smith for TDs and maybe even use tight end Charlie Graham. The Noles currently have 12 TDs through the air.
Key Stats: Virginia Tech ranks #6 in pass defense in the ACC. Hokie players to watch- Defensive backs Victor Harris and Brandon Flowers.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Posted by tallynolefan at 11:53 AM