SMU wide receiver Courtland Sutton was named to the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, presented every season to the nation’s top receiver. He proved worthy of the consideration during SMU’s 54-32 win over UNT.
Sutton caught four touchdown passes against the Mean Green, tying a school record and breaking the American Athletic Conference mark. Sutton gained 163 yards on Saturday, three yards off his career high.
The junior Mustang now has five receiving touchdowns in the 2017, tied for the most in the FBS this season. What is hurting his candidacy a bit is his 22-yard season opener. Sutton’s 185 receiving yards is tied for 42nd in the nation.
Here is a look at the other top Biletnikoff candidates through the start of the season.
Darren Andrews, UCLA: 16 receptions for 234 yards and five touchdowns
Tyre Brady, Marshall: 14 receptions for 302 yards and two touchdowns
A.J. Brown, Mississippi: 16 receptions for 389 yards and four touchdowns
Deontay Burnett, USC: 16 receptions for 263 yards and two touchdowns
Mark Chapman, Central Michigan: 13 receptions for 256 yards and three touchdowns
Michael Gallup, Colorado State: