The 5 best midfield receiving duos in FCS football, so far

Through three games of the 2022 FCS season, a few midfield receiving groups stand above the rest.

These are the five duos that have great synergy, sometimes unstoppable, through defenses for the sake of big plays.

Tim Demorat and Fotis Cocosoulis Fordham

One could argue quarterback Tim DeMorat is such a prolific passer that he doesn’t have a great receiver, but the numbers say otherwise. Wide receiver Fotis Kokosioulis picked up 31 of DeMorat’s 85 total, 13 more than anyone else on the team. To put that into perspective, some of the country’s top hunters don’t have 13 catches in three weeks this season. When you consider that the duo is connected to a successful match against Monmouth, it is clear that he is one of the best players in the country.

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Shadyor Sanders and Dallas Daniels | Jackson State

Like the rest of the quarterbacks so far this season, quarterback Schedur Sanders has done an amazing job distributing the ball, as 16 different players have picked up assists for Jackson State in three games. However, Sanders and Daniels’ relationship has been the best of the group so far. Wide receiver Dallas Daniels leads the team in every receiving category. The dynamic duo was wired for three touchdowns in Week 3, which led to the Jackson State offense explosion.

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Fred Payton and Ty James | mercer

After setting up a base streak for Randy Moss-esque to open the season, wide receiver Ty James went on to be the top target of midfield quarterback Fred Payton. Against FCS opponents, Payton and James average six catches, 165 yards and 2.5 touchdowns. The Payton-James connection even had a hit against FBS opponent Auburn, averaging 14 yards per catch. When Payton looks James’ way, expect the result to be a major play.

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Corey Fields – Chuck Davis | South Carolina

“Shack is down there somewhere!” I’m sure that’s not what quarterback Corey Fields says when throwing the ball to wide receiver Chuck Davis, but when you have a target like Davis, standing at 6’5” 210 pounds, you can’t blame Fields if he does. Not only is Davis an imposing bodied broad, he also accounts for 62 percent of South Carolina’s reception yards and all landings received. Even with the Teams game planning to discontinue the Fields-Davis connection, the duo still had success.

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Dresser Wayne & Colton Powell | Utah Martin

In every game, quarterback Dresser Wayne found a Colton Powell wide receiver to land. Powell has two games with no less than seven catches and 100 yards, and both come up against UT Martin’s FCS competitors. When UT Martin played Missouri State in an FCS ranked match, Winn found Powell nearly every time he needed a play, demonstrating the confidence between the two.

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Honorable Mention:

Parker McKinney – Dakota Allen | Eastern Kentucky

There is no McKinney-Allen connection in this list because it is a QB-TE connection and not a wide receiver connection. However, McKinney and Allen still deserve credit for their success through the air. Allen leads the team in each receiving category and has been a dynamic threat in the Eastern Kentucky offensive.

the next five

Here are the next five best QB-WR duos in FCS Football to kick off the season:

  • Nolan Henderson – Thierik Bates | Delaware
  • Matthew Sloka – Galen Coker | Holy Cross
  • Quinton Williams – Antoine Murray | Howard
  • Bronson Barron – Ty Macpherson | Weber State
  • Jason Shelley – Tyrone Scott | Missouri

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