Carr & company continue to work

September 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Derek Carr was essentially given the freedom by his coaches to make changes at the line of scrimmage of help orchestrate a high octane spread offense.

After a nice showing against Weber State -- Carr struggled at times against Oregon's defense.

Both Carr and wide out Davante Adams told reporters at practice this week the group is working hard this week to correct some their miscues as the 'Dogs prep for Colorado.

Derek Carr completed 61%of his passes against Oregon last week.

But Fresno State's offense was only 2-16 on third down -- good for just 12.5%.

Head coach Tim Deruyter says they are working to raise that percentage up in practice this week.

"Well what you do is you have them go through practice, showing him the corrections from last week and then you give him chances to see it and know the right reads. And he's extremely smart. He's a guy who's going to want work at it. I don't worry about Derek Carr." said DeRuyter.

Carr is in the first year of this new Bulldog spread offense.

He's got brand a new receiving corps and briefly summarized the groups chemistry and consistency on the football field.

"That's something you work on during the summer. Now we've got guys in certain spots to make plays for us." added Carr.

One of those spots belongs to Davante Adams, who's caught 19 balls for 210 yards and two touchdowns.

The redshirt freshman leads the team in all those categories, easily becoming Carr's favorite target early on.

"Tommy Tran: Chemistry wise between you and Derek. How's that going?

Davante Adams: OH it's good. When you spend a lot of time like we did over the summer. We can get on the same page and try to make some things happen.

Had a couple of balls that weren't exactly like perfect or maybe it was me. I wasn't in the right spots but, all that stuff is just, you're not going to get a perfect ball every time and I've got to make those plays. Regardless, but it'll come around. That stuff you won't see too often."

In addition to third down conversions -- red zone efficiency will be key this weekend if the 'Dogs hope to win this Saturday at home.

Fresno State scored five times but only came away with two touchdowns against the Ducks.


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