Tale of the Tape: Leading Receivers – Kevin Austin vs. Tay Martin

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The Fiesta Bowl between Notre Dame and Oklahoma State generally is predicted to be a close matchup. The Irish’s entry in the top receiver category is Kevin Austin after tight end Michael Mayer held it for most of the season. While that might be a personal victory for Austin, the only advantages he has in this matchup are in yards a catch and leading reception. That must happen when it takes this long to have an actual receiver as your leading receiver this late in the season.

The Cowboys’ Tay Martin has made the most of the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA. He is the go-to target for Spencer Sanders, and he is not disappointing anyone in Stillwater. Unless the Irish completely shut him down, he will wrap up his collegiate career with his first and only 1,000-yard season. Win or lose, that would be a nice high note to go out on.