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Big Ten Midseason Report (Part I): Quarterbacks Led By Penn State's Daryll Clark

Dan BossAnalyst IOctober 7, 2008

The season is nearing the midway point. So far, Penn State tops the Big Ten standings.  Illinois and Ohio State are right behind.  They are all led by their dual-threat quarterbacks in Daryll Clark, Juice Williams, and Terrelle Pryor.

This series breaks down each position for the Big Ten teams.  This article is Part I and will focus on the quarterbacks in the conference.  Part II will showcase the running backs.

Here are the Big Ten quarterbacks, ranked by how they have performed so far.  The rankings take into consideration rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, passing yards, passing touchdowns, interceptions, completion percentage, and quarterback rating.

 

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
1.#17Daryll ClarkPenn StateJunior6'2"231Youngstown, OH

 
Highlight:

Sept. 6, 2008

Daryll Clark completed 14-of-23 passes for 215 yards in a 45-14 win over Oregon State.  He threw for two touchdowns and no interceptions.  He also ran five times for 61 yards and a touchdown.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 1334 11169 1 64.5162.46
Big Ten Rank4T1 52 T1 41

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
2.#8Adam WeberMinnesotaSophomore6'3"220Shoreview, MN

 
Highlight:

Sept. 6, 2008

Adam Weber completed 21-of-25 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns in a win at Bowling Green. He also rushed 11 times for 13 yards and a touchdown.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 552 14288 2 67.8145.55
Big Ten Rank75 13 T3 13

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
3.#7Juice WilliamsIllinoisJunior6'2"233Chicago, IL

 
Highlight:

Oct. 4, 2008

Juice Williams completed 13-of-26 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-20 win at Michigan. He also had 19 rushing attempts for 121 yards and two more touchdowns. He set the Michigan stadium record for all-purpose yards with 431 yards.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 4044 121511 6 57.0146.03
Big Ten Rank1T1 31 T13 112

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
4.#2Terrelle PryorOhio StateFreshman6'6"235Jeannette, PA

 
Highlight:

Oct. 4, 2008

Terrelle Pryor completed 13-of-19 passes for 144 yards in a 20-17 win at Wisconsin. He also rushed for 20 yards on 15 carries and the game-winning touchdown with 1:08 left in the game.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 3124 4405 2 64.6140.71
Big Ten Rank3T1 12T5 T3 35

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
5.#12Ricky StanziIowaSophomore6'4"225Mentor, OH

 
Highlight:

Sept. 6, 2008

Ricky Stanzi completed 8-of-10 passes for 162 yards in a 42-0 blowout win against Florida International. He threw three touchdown passes. He also rushed for 30 yards on five attempts.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 160 8225 4 65.0142.55
Big Ten Rank10T9 8T5 T9 24

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
6.#15Kellen LewisIndianaJunior6'1"185Jacksonville, FL

 
Highlight:

Aug. 30, 2008

Kellen Lewis went 17-of-27 for 144 yards and two touchdowns in a win against Western Kentucky. He also rushed nine times for 185 yards and two more touchdowns.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 3753 8174 4 60.9125.07
Big Ten Rank24 9T10 T9 77

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
7.#18C.J. BacherNorthwesternSenior6'2"210Sacramento, CA

 
Highlight:

Sept. 27, 2008

C.J. Bacher completed 28-of-45 passing attempts for 284 yards in a 22-17 win at Iowa. He threw for three touchdowns. He also ran three times for 15 yards.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 1070 10426 6 59.4113.90
Big Ten Rank5T9 64 T13 812

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
8.#17Todd BoeckmanOhio StateSenior6'4"244St. Henry, OH

 
Highlight:

Aug. 30, 2008

Todd Boeckman went 14-of-19 for 187 yards and two touchdowns in a blowout against Youngstown State. He also rushed four times for 10 yards.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 170 4463 2 64.5121.53
Big Ten Rank9T9 1112 T3 49

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
9.#10Steven ThreetMichiganFreshman6'6"230Adrian, MI

 
Highlight:

Oct. 4, 2008

Steven Threet completed 18-of-35 passes for 250 yards in a loss to Illinois. He threw two touchdown passes.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 211 3722 1 58.9122.94
Big Ten Rank8T6 1313 T1 98

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
10.#6Jake ChristensenIowaJunior6'1"215Lockport, IL

 
Highlight:

September 20, 2008

Jake Christensen completed 12-of-24 passes for 124 yards in a close loss at Pittsburgh. He also rushed for 17 yards on nine carries and a touchdown.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 211 3722 1 58.9122.94
Big Ten Rank8T6 1313 T1 98

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
11.#12Curtis PainterPurdueSenior6'4"230Vincennes, IN

 
Highlight:

Sept. 6, 2008

Curtis Painter completed 15-of-28 passes for 286 yards in a win against Northern Colorado. He threw two touchdown passes in the game.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 110 12255 5 57.6114.87
Big Ten Rank12T9 2T5 12 1011

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
12.#4Allan EvridgeWisconsinSenior6'2"212Papillon, Neb.

 
Highlight:

Sept. 6, 2008

Allan Evridge went 17-for-26 for 308 yards and a touchdown in a 51-14 win against Marshall.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 -220 8995 4 56.6125.42
Big Ten Rank14T9 7T5 T9 126

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
13.#7Brian HoyerMichigan StateSenior6'3"215North Olmsted, OH

 
Highlight:

Sept. 27, 2008

Brian Hoyer completed 14-of-26 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns in a win at Indiana. He also ran for five yards and a touchdown.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 -71 11454 3 47.7116.15
Big Ten Rank13T6 4T10 T7 1410

   TeamYearHeightWeightHometown
14.#8Nick SheridanMichiganSophomore6'1"212Saline, MI

 
Highlight:

Aug. 30, 2008

Nick Sheridan completed 11-of-19 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown in a 25-23 loss to Utah. He also rushed for two yards.

Stats: 

 Rush Yds.TD Pass Yds.TD Int Comp. % QB Rating
 120 1921 3 62.1108.40
Big Ten Rank119 1414 T7 613

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