2013 Countdown: #19

2013 Countdown: #19

Brock Jensen

If I were to generalize the Bison passing game last season, it would go something like this: It was fantastic early on, tapered in the last one-third of the season and was good enough in the playoffs. You can try to theorize the reasons when it struggled but certainly injuries were a factor. But when Brock Jensen is on and confident, this offense would appear to be tough to stop this season.

19: That is the school ecord Jensen has for most consecutive passes completed. It came in a two-game stretch against Southern Illinois and Missouri State in 2011 with 15 of those coming against the Bears. That was a season when Jensen set the team record for most passing yards in a season with 2,524, He was down just slightly last year at 2,331.

What Jensen needs more than anything is a group of receivers who can stay off the injury list and get better as the season goes along. Today, receivers coach Kenni Burns said he has seven or eight who are in the mix to play. Zach Vraa got deep on occasion last year but the passing game needs a consistent deep threat, and perhaps freshman Carey Woods can fit that bill. Out of the group of first-year receivers that would include Demitrius Gray, Eric Perkins and true freshman Tyler Wrice, Woods may be in line to play the most.

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