A question a lot of Iowa fans have asked me is "How good has Ricky Stanzi been this year? Is he really that much better than he was last year?" It's clear from the easily publicly available stats that he has been very efficient and effective so far this year. His basic stats are below:
The first two things that jump out at you are his completion percentage and yards per attempt. Through 5 games last year he was completing 58% of his passes and had a mere 7.07 YPA. In addition to this he only had an 8:7 ratio for TD:INT in 2009 and is clearly improved there this season with a 5:1 in 2010.
He has clearly been a far better quarterback through 5 games. Over the next couple of slides we'll take a look at some metrics and find out how he's managed to do it.