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Speaking of JVB, his inconsistency is maddening, and at this point in his career—his 15th start and fourth year in the Iowa system—it is unacceptable.
His split regular season numbers demonstrate how inconsistent he has been.
JVB's 2011 Stats vs. Unranked Teams: 8 G, 65 PCT, 2,022 YDS, 9.1 YPA, 20 TD, 2 INT, 168.99 passer efficiency rating
JVB's 2011 Stats vs. Ranked teams: 4 G, 50.4 PCT, 784 YDS, 5.7 YPA, 3 TD, 4 INT. 99.83 passer efficiency rating
JVB's 2011 Home Game Stats: 7 G, 61.4 PCT, 1,798 YDS, 8.7 YPA, 17 TD, 3 INT, 158.51 passer efficiency rating
JVB's 2011 Away Game Stats: 5 G, 56.9 PCT, 1,008 YDS, 6.6 YPA, 6 TD, 3 INT, 121.22 passer efficiency rating
His play during the Insight Bowl was a microcosmic look into his season.
Through the first 40 minutes his numbers were: 45.5 PCT, 104 YDS, 4.73 YPA, 0 TD, 1 INT, 76.07 passer efficiency rating. He also took two sacks, one of which was partly on him. His best play up to that point was a 15-yard scamper on a key third down. The Hawks didn't score any points during that stretch.
At that point, he caught fire. His stats on three key drives between the third and fourth quarter were: 75 PCT, 127 YDS, 6.35 YPA, 2 TD, 0 INT, 161.34 passer efficiency rating. He took one sack, which was wholly on him. Iowa put up 14 points through the three drives.
In Iowa's final drive—during which the Hawks were in their abysmal two-minute offense—Vandy failed to complete a pass.
His final, composite numbers on the day were: 52.3 PCT, 216 YDS, 4.90 YPA, 2 TD, 1 INT, 103.96 passer efficiency rating.
He feels phantom pressure, locks on to targets, rushes throws, hangs his receivers out to dry, is often clueless at the line of scrimmage and occasionally, has accuracy issues.
In the end, he was no better against Oklahoma than he was in the second game of the season against Iowa State.
That lack of improvement is problematic and does not bode well for next season.