The Huskies' offense continues to find its stride, a recurring theme since the 2010 squad won the Big East Tournament and earned a BCS bid into the Fiesta Bowl. In the years since, the faces have changed but the results have remained the same.
First-year coach Bob Diaco is trying to remedy that with the quarterback duo of Casey Cochran and Chandler Whitmer. And it doesn't matter who's under center because everyone's favorite target is senior wideout Geremy Davis. A week after Davis had seven catches for 96 yards in the season-opening loss to BYU, he returned against Stony Brook to haul in six passes for 113 yards and a score. It was the sixth time in his career that he had more than 100 receiving yards in a game.
"I'm just happy to contribute to this team," he said, according to the school's website. "I praise God for giving me the abilities to play football and he is the one who has allowed me to be the player that I am today."
Davis' touchdown gave the Huskies a 12-10 lead late in the first half.
"It was a double move play, Chandler and I were patient waiting for the corner to bite," Davis explained. "Once he did, Chandler threw a perfect ball over my outside shoulder and I caught it and got my feet down."
And there's no doubt in Diaco's mind that Davis is one of the offense's best players.
"He's a weapon," the coach said. "He's strong and big, he can catch and he blocks. He runs crisp routes and he's a challenge. He would have had six more catches (on Saturday) but we were just slightly off target here and there as you saw. We are going to keep wearing him out. He's a great player and he's having a breakout year after two games and it will continue."
Opponents know that the key to slowing the Huskies' offense is to blanket Davis. Which is why players like speedy Deshon Foxx need to step up. After returning a punt 72 yards against Stony Brook, he'll get another chance Saturday when Boise St. comes to town.