The Oklahoma State Cowboys have possibly the best wide receiving corps in the nation. So it makes sense that Dillon Stoner can fly under the radar next to James Washington and Marcell Ateman.
But Stoner deserves some attention. And ESPN thinks bowl season is a great opportunity for him to get some.
Adam Rittenburg writes that Stoner is a prime candidate for a breakout game against Virginia Tech in the Camping World Bowl.
“The Hokies can’t lose sight of Stoner, Oklahoma State’s next emerging star,” Rittenburg wrote. “The freshman recorded touchdown catches in each of his final three games and was targeted much more late in the season.”
Stoner finished the year with 40 catches for 541 yards and five touchdowns. But as Rittenburg pointed out, the lions’ share of those stats came in the last part of the season. In the Cowboys’ last three games, Stoner had 16 catches, including an eight-catch performance against Kansas State. He racked up 113 yards and a touchdown on four catches against Kansas.
Virginia Tech’s pass defense has been very stringent. The Hokies have only given up two 300-yard passing games all season, and rank No. 21 in the country in pass defense. But if they focus on Washington, Ateman and Jalen McCleskey, Stoner has a chance to make some noise.
Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech square off in the Camping World Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 4:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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