Vandal wide receiver Epps leading the NCAA

IDAHO SENIOR WIDE RECEIVER DEZMON EPPS, making headlines on and off the field this fall, is proving to be one of the most productive receivers in the nation through the first four games. After putting up 165 receiving yards Saturday against Georgia Southern, Epps moved into the top ranking in the NCAA for receiving yards per game, accounting for an impressive 154.7 clip per outing.

University of Idaho receiver Dezmon Epps is the national leader in receiving yards per game after totaling more than 100 yards for the third time in as many games.

Epps, who had eight catches for 165 yards in the Vandals' loss to defending Sun Belt champ Georgia Southern Saturday night, is averaging 154.7 receiving yards per game to lead the country. He added that 100-yard-plus game to two others already this season - 15 catches for 160 against Ohio University and 10 catches for 139 vs. Wofford.

His average of 11 receptions per game is tops in the Sun Belt and second nationally, while his total yardage of 464 also leads the Sun Belt and is sixth nationally.

A large reason for his success catching the ball is the ability of sophomore quarterback Matt Linehan. Linehan is the Sun Belt leader in total passing yards (1,109), which is 19th nationally. He is third in the league and 28th nationally in passing yards per game (277.3), and third in the league and 23rd nationally in total offense per game (302.3).

READ MORE: Epps Takes over lead (Idaho Official Site)




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