Jack Trudeau to David Williams. Kerry Collins to Bobby Engram. Steve Schnur to D'Wayne Bates. Joe Germaine to David Boston. Drew Brees to Chris Daniels. Chad Henne to Braylon Edwards.

That's just a short list of prolific duos, pitchers and catchers, Big Ten quarterbacks and wide receivers.

Where would Minnesota's Adam Weber and Eric Decker rank?

"I think Weber to Decker is as good as I've been around, I really do," Minnesota coach Tim Brewster said.

Weber, a junior, broke the school record for career completions in last Saturday's 20-13 victory over Air Force. He has 552.

Decker, a senior, has been on the receiving end for 170, including 19 receptions through the first two games. He had 10 for 113 yards against Air Force.

Only one receiver in major college football has more catches: Bowling Green's Freddie Barnes with 25.

What makes them click -- Weber to Decker?

"First of all, they're roommates," Brewster said. "They've got some real synergy between the two of them. They believe in each other. They really do. There's great confidence between Weber and Decker. That's where it starts."

Decker -- who twice has been drafted by Major League Baseball teams, including the Milwaukee Brewers -- has at least one catch in 28 straight games.

"He's as fine of a wide receiver as there is in the country," Brewster said of the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Decker. "He's a big, strong, physical guy that attacks the football. He's a very complete receiver. He blocks extremely well and does all the little things that good players do."

Weber, meanwhile, also is on pace to become the Gophers' all-time leader in passing yardage and touchdowns.

"Adam is a good decison-maker," Brewster said, adding the emergence of tight end Nick Tow-Arnett has been another key to the passing game. "It all adds up to good things happening."

In 2004, Henne threw for 2,743 yards at Michigan and his favorite target was Edwards, who finished with 97 catches.

In 1999, Brees completed 61 percent of his passes and Chris Daniels set a Big Ten record with 121 receptions at Purdue.

In 1998, Germaine threw for an Ohio State-record 3,330 yards and David Boston set the OSU mark for catches with 85.

In 1995, Schnur and Bates helped spark Northwestern to a Big Ten title and Rose Bowl appearance.

In 1994, Collins and Bobby Engram were among the contributors to a perfect season for Penn State.

In 1984, Trudeau passed for 3,339 yards and Williams had 101 receptions for 1,278 yards for Illinois.

In 1983, Williams overshadowed another pretty fair receiver, an Illinois tight end by the name of Brewster -- Tim Brewster.

The UW list

Here's a stab at ranking Wisconsin's all-time quarterback-receiver duos.

1. Ron Vander Kelen to Pat Richter: Can't erase memories from second-half comeback against USC in the '63 Rose Bowl even though rally fell short.

2. Darrell Bevell to Lee DeRamus: Bevell completed 68 percent of his passes and DeRamus had 54 catches for 920 yards in memorable '93 run to Pasadena.

3. Randy Wright to Al Toon: In 1983, Wright threw for what was then school-record 2,329 yards and Toon had 45 receptions for 881 yards and nine touchdowns.

4. John Stocco to Brandon Williams: In 2005, Stocco set school record for TD tosses with 21 and Williams became career-leader in catches with 202.

5. Brooks Bollinger and Jim Sorgi to Lee Evans: In 2001, Bollinger and Sorgi each threw for more than 1,000 yards while Evans had 75 catches for 1,545 yards.

Honorable mention: Bollinger to Chris Chambers; Neil Graff to (tight end) Larry Mialik; Gregg Bohlig to Jeff Mack; Jim Haluska to Jerry Witt; and Elroy Hirsch to Dave Schreiner.

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