WVU threw the ball 65 times against LSU and 49 times against Maryland. Those were the two games in which WVU attempted the most passes. When pass attempts go up, receiving yards tend to go up.
As I said, Austin is a tremendous player who would be successful in any conference. I just think his stats were slightly aided by playing in the weakest BCS conference. Not a slight against his taent….just the overall competitiveness of the conference.
So if Austin, as a receiver, gets fewer passes per game against Big East teams… how is that helping his stats again? It hurt him by playing Big East teams.
Let’s just look at yards/catch then.
Austin’s game with the most yards/catch? vs. SEC champ LSU at 17 yards/catch.
He averaged 10.7 yards/catch vs. ACC teams. Only 10.5 yards/catch vs. Big East teams.
Again, I can’t see how playing in the Big East has helped his stats.
Receptions per game?
11 vs. LSU
11 vs. Maryland
12 vs. Clemson
7.7 average vs. Big East teams.
I’m confused here. Back to your original statement:
“I am sure that his stats were helped out by playing in the Big East”.
I don’t see anything in any of these numbers to suggest that Tavon Austin’s stats were helped out in *any* way by playing Big East teams.
Just bein’ fair here.