WR Crowder Eager To Lead Duke To 2nd Straight Bowl

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke's Jamison Crowder is preparing for everybody's best shot this season.

The junior receiver figures to be the focus of every opponent's scouting report because he's the Blue Devils' leading returning receiver and top playmaker.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Crowder said the goal is to continue to make big plays despite that increased attention.

Crowder ranked fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference last season with 6.3 catches per game and tied teammate Conner Vernon for third in the ACC with an average of 82.6 yards receiving.

With Vernon off to the NFL, Crowder figures to be the Blue Devils' primary offensive weapon as they try to build off of last year's surprising success - highlighted by the school's first bowl game since the 1994 season.