Austin Carr named 49th-best player participating in a bowl game


ESPN ranks Austin Carr as the 49th-best player in the nation this bowl season and seventh-best wide receiver behind Dede Westbrook (No. 2), John Ross III (No. 19), James Washington (No. 26), Mike Williams (No. 34), JuJu Smith-Schuster (No. 45) and Corey Davis (No. 47). Here's what Jesse Temple had to say about the Big Ten's top receiver: Carr terrorizes even the best defenses, and Pittsburgh doesn't even remotely qualify for that category. Pitt ranks 109th in the FBS in scoring defense (35.6 points per game) and 127th out of 128 in pass defense (343.1 yards). If a 4-8 Syracuse team can throw for 440 yards and score 61 points against Pitt in the regular-season finale, imagine what Carr and the Wildcats can do against the Panthers in the Pinstripe Bowl.