80. Quintin Morris could have his number called more often

If there’s anything we’ve learned from the recent newswire, it’s that Bowling Green is tasked with having to replace another wide receiver. Last week, senior Datrin Guyton was kicked off the team following his felony robbery charge and Teo Redding, who was the second-leading receiver last year, is graduated and now raising eyebrows with the Detroit Lions.

Scott Miller’s the man for BG at that position, but it’s all hands on deck to finally legitimize this offense. Since the 2015 title run when the Falcons had the Mid-American Conference’s top-scoring offense at 42.2 points per game, BG hasn’t been in the top-half of the league in that category. (In 2016, BG averaged 24.8 for No. 9 in the MAC, then 25.3 for eighth last year).

Maybe Quintin Morris (No. 80) could lend a helping hand.

Here’s the skinny on Morris: he’s a wide receiver with great size (6-foot-3, 230 pounds) that played 11 games last year as a true freshman. Morris caught eight passes for 116 yards with two touchdowns, averaging 10.5 receiving yards per game. That’s not a lot, but if we’re stacking that figure up with the other returning receivers at BG, Morris is in second place.

Career stats for returning receivers at BG:

Name Class Rec. Yards Yards/Game TD
Scott Miller Sr. 144 1,719 50.6 14
Quintin Morris So. 8 116 10.5 2
Janarvis Pough R-Jr. 23 231 10 0
Deric Pouthavong Sr. 20 250 7.6 1

Morris was a three-star receiver out of George Ranch High School (Richmond, Texas), 25 pounds ago. Last year, he caught a pass in seven games, and had two receptions at Buffalo.

Again, BG is losing a pair of guys that were over 6-feet tall; the only receiver on the team taller than Morris is Deric Phothavong (6-foot-5), so it would stand to reason that Morris is going to get a lot more attention this year — not just Miller.

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