Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Phillip Dorsett obviously heeded his coach’s words this week.
Al Golden said of Week 3 opponent Arkansas State to the Associated Press’ Tim Reynolds: “They’re a defensive group that can get after you,” Golden said. “They can play man-to-man, they can press and get up in your face. … Going to be a great test for us.”
Dorsett is answering that test with four receptions for 201 yards–yes, an averaging over 50 yards per catch–and two touchdowns in the third quarter.
Each of Dorsett’s scoring receptions went for 63 yards. Perhaps more impressive is that each of those connections from Brad Kaaya went to the end zone in different fashion.
On the first, Phillip Dorsett burned the defensive back for a deep ball.
— Breezus(@Molbreezy) September 13, 2014
On the second, he played some human-pinball before breaking away.
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 13, 2014
Dorsett is challenging Tulsa’s Keevan Lucas for the best individual game from an FBS wide receiver this season. Lucas hauled in three touchdowns and 233 yards in the Golden Hurricane’s Week 1 double-overtime win over Tulane.