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

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

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.

 

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
1. #17 Daryll Clark Penn State Junior 6'2" 231 Youngstown, 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
  133 4   1116 9   1   64.5 162.46
Big Ten Rank 4 T1   5 2   T1   4 1

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
2. #8 Adam Weber Minnesota Sophomore 6'3" 220 Shoreview, 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
  55 2   1428 8   2   67.8 145.55
Big Ten Rank 7 5   1 3   T3   1 3

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
3. #7 Juice Williams Illinois Junior 6'2" 233 Chicago, 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
  404 4   1215 11   6   57.0 146.03
Big Ten Rank 1 T1   3 1   T13   11 2

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
4. #2 Terrelle Pryor Ohio State Freshman 6'6" 235 Jeannette, 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
  312 4   440 5   2   64.6 140.71
Big Ten Rank 3 T1   12 T5   T3   3 5

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
5. #12 Ricky Stanzi Iowa Sophomore 6'4" 225 Mentor, 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
  16 0   822 5   4   65.0 142.55
Big Ten Rank 10 T9   8 T5   T9   2 4

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
6. #15 Kellen Lewis Indiana Junior 6'1" 185 Jacksonville, 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
  375 3   817 4   4   60.9 125.07
Big Ten Rank 2 4   9 T10   T9   7 7

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
7. #18 C.J. Bacher Northwestern Senior 6'2" 210 Sacramento, 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
  107 0   1042 6   6   59.4 113.90
Big Ten Rank 5 T9   6 4   T13   8 12

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
8. #17 Todd Boeckman Ohio State Senior 6'4" 244 St. 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
  17 0   446 3   2   64.5 121.53
Big Ten Rank 9 T9   11 12   T3   4 9

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
9. #10 Steven Threet Michigan Freshman 6'6" 230 Adrian, 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
  21 1   372 2   1   58.9 122.94
Big Ten Rank 8 T6   13 13   T1   9 8

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
10. #6 Jake Christensen Iowa Junior 6'1" 215 Lockport, 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
  21 1   372 2   1   58.9 122.94
Big Ten Rank 8 T6   13 13   T1   9 8

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
11. #12 Curtis Painter Purdue Senior 6'4" 230 Vincennes, 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
  11 0   1225 5   5   57.6 114.87
Big Ten Rank 12 T9   2 T5   12   10 11

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
12. #4 Allan Evridge Wisconsin Senior 6'2" 212 Papillon, 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
  -22 0   899 5   4   56.6 125.42
Big Ten Rank 14 T9   7 T5   T9   12 6

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
13. #7 Brian Hoyer Michigan State Senior 6'3" 215 North 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
  -7 1   1145 4   3   47.7 116.15
Big Ten Rank 13 T6   4 T10   T7   14 10

      Team Year Height Weight Hometown
14. #8 Nick Sheridan Michigan Sophomore 6'1" 212 Saline, 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
  12 0   192 1   3   62.1 108.40
Big Ten Rank 11 9   14 14   T7   6 13

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