MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- That steady diet of drops by West Virginia wide receivers a year ago is turning into big gains so far this season.A unit led by Shelton Gibson, Daikiel Shorts and KaRaun White had success on their home field this month and will be looking for more Saturday when the Mountaineers (2-0) play BYU (1-2) in Landover, Maryland.The trio has combined for 89 percent of West Virginias receiving yards and four of the teams five touchdown grabs. Gibson and Shorts are averaging more than 100 yards per game and rank in the top 20 nationally.Theyre working under new wide receivers coach Tyron Carrier. A graduate assistant at Baylor last season, Carrier simply wants more consistency from a unit that hasnt produced a 1,000-yard season since Whites brother, Kevin, did it in 2014.Gibson so far has made opponents pay as West Virginias main outside threat with a pair of long touchdown grabs. Shorts is quarterback Skyler Howards best quick-throw option to the inside and leads the team with 14 catches.Howard said Shorts is the player he can rely on to get open when the quarterback is forced out of the pocket.I know where hes going to go, Howard said. Im comfortable throwing the ball to him if hes covered because hes going to catch it. He might get tackled, but hes going to catch it.White transferred a year ago from the same northeastern Pennsylvania junior college attended by brothers Kevin and Kyzir, who now is a safety for the Mountaineers. KaRaun White had a solid game in a Cactus Bowl win over Arizona State and his seven catches in two games this season are already about half of what he had for all of 2015.While Gibson led the team a year ago with 887 yards on just 37 receptions, he was one of those guilty of multiple drops and had several games of one or no catches.Gibson has kept the production going in part because he said at times he can anticipate when Howard will throw it deep.Skyler gives me that look I already know, Gibson said. Thats just the connection we have.The receiving corps biggest need is getting more production out of the fourth receiver spot. Sophomore Jovon Durante also has a history of multiple dropped passes and has one catch for four yards this season after being moved from the outside.He just needs to settle down and let the game come to him, Holgorsen said.West Virginia found success with intermediate passes in the season opener because Missouris safeties were guarding against the deep pass, but Howard couldnt find the end zone. Howard threw for five TDs two weeks ago, three of them longer than 50 yards when Youngstown States safeties were caught trying to help stop the run.While Holgorsen said he expects BYU to try to limit West Virginias running game, which is averaging 5.1 yards per carry, he also wants the Mountaineers to have the potential to be able to go downfield when the safeties are down and theyre playing the run.BYU defensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi simply wants to slow things down for a Mountaineer offense that has averaged 82 plays and 559 yards.I think everyone is excited to go after their quarterback, especially the idea of coming up against a high-powered offense, Kaufusi said. Lets see what we can do.---AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org Anaheim Ducks Gear . 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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- For someone who is not completely comfortable in the spotlight, Lamar Jackson has come to embrace it all: the speeches, the truckload of trophies, even all those tweets about his outfits.But after a week of awards shows, interviews and photo opportunities, the Louisville sophomore quarterback is just hungry to just get back to the place that made him the most decorated college football player of the year.It feels like I havent played football in a year, Ive been away so long, Jackson said. I cant wait to get back out there, put on those pads and grind.Jackson returns to Louisville as The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, the latest addition to his haul of postseason awards.The youngest Heisman Trophy winner received 42 of 61 first-place votes from APs panel of media voters. Jackson received 153 points overall, more than twice that of Clemson quarterback and runner-up Deshaun Watson (73). Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen third (32). Watson received 10 first-place votes and Allen three.Jacksons runaway selection seemed fitting in a season in which he outraced defenders and into the record books en route to collecting a truckload of highlights and hardware.The 19-year-old opened the season by accounting for a school-record eight touchdowns against Charlotte before his highlight-reel goal-line hurdle over a Syracuse defender the next week, a game in which Jackson totaled an ACC-record 610 yards. During a five-TD outburst rout of Florida State he showcased his improvement in the pocket and quick, nimble footwork in a statement win for the program.His ability to picture plays is something that he really worked on and got better at, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said. One of the things that is really neat was how he became a leader during the season.I can remember a couple of times in practice where he would look at me and go, `he was short on that route. And I would say `yes, yes he was. And I would go ahead to the receiver to correct him and Lamar goes, `thats OK, coach. I got him.The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Jackson has passed for 3,390 yards with 30 touchdowns and rushed for a school-record 1,538 and 21 scores. His combined TD total broke Watsons Atlantic Coast Conference recoord of 47 set last season, and he established single-season conference rushing marks for yardage and TDs by a QB.dddddddddddd.After earning ACC honors from media and coaches as the leagues top player, Jackson last week won the Maxwell and Walter Camp awards. Hes still trying to get his mind around the deluge of individual accolades and attention -- especially being a Heisman winner.While he will tell anyone who listen that his intention when he arrived at Louisville was helping the No. 15 Cardinals win games and championships, the spotlight and expectations will grow next season.Jackson has the chance to become just the second repeat Heisman winner and first since Ohio States Archie Griffin (1974 and `75). His goal remains leading Louisville into championship playoff contention after the Cardinals (9-3) fell short this fall.The attention has been like that all year, and I just cant go out as much, said Jackson, who will lead Louisville against No. 19 LSU (7-4) on Dec. 31 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. This just motivates me to elevate my game.Jackson, from Pompano Beach, Florida, is eager to resume bowl preparations for the game in his home state after a week of media appearances and awards shows in Atlanta and New York -- where his fashion choices took over social media.His outfit during his Heisman coronation: a red velvet jacket with black lapels, black bow tie and black suede loafers adorned with menacing yellow eyes, which he says represented his fierce look from inside his helmet.Initially reluctant to wear the shoes, Jackson relented and now laughs about the attention they generated.I showed my teammates the picture of the shoes and they said, `you gotta get them, Jackson said. I was like, `I dont want to wear them, and we debated about it and talked about it, and it just went from there. Its fun.Hard to imagine this impressive whirlwind would be anything other than fun, especially considering Jackson could do it again at the ripe old age of 20.---AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo in New York contributed to this report.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '