This is something that I’ve been late in publishing, and it’s based on the work of Richard Hefner (also knowns as Pitt-Cocks Fan on the POV). Richard has been diligently tracking QB stats all year, and I’ll be using his research to post a weekly “QB Corner” piece going forward. Here is a short intro and something to sink your teeth into leading up to the game later today.
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One of our readers, Richard Hefner, has been hard at work compiling quarterback stats this season. While I can’t hope to do the breadth of his work justice in the small amount of time I have today, I can point out of couple of conclusions he’s drawn. One is that our quarterback still has some opportunity to grow. While Kenny has been great at generating yardage, and he’s been clutch in three games (Penn State counts…he put us in a position to tie in the 4th Quarter), he hasn’t exactly been a statistical world-beater. Case in point, here is a ranking of all the ACC QB’s sorted by their national rank (QB Rating) through week six.
Now Kenny certainly has an opportunity to improve on the second half, but right now, he’s been what I’d call “opportunistically” good i.e. he’s not been great all the time, but he’s been good when it matters. Here’s hoping he turns opportunity into consistency starting against the hated ‘Cuse (and their 111th ranked pass defense).
Hail to Pitt