Here’s an update from last week’s statistical comparison between Brady Quinn and Jimmy Clausen after this weekend’s Duke game. One more game will give us a nice statistical comparison since both will have had 9 starts under their belts.
|Brady Quinn (2003)||Jimmy Clausen (2007)|
|0 INT starts||2 (USC, Navy)||4 (MSU, UCLA, AFA, Duke)|
|2+ INT starts||4 (Pur, BC, FSU, Syr)||1 (BC)|
|3+ TD starts||0||2 (AFA, Duke)|
|0 TD starts||2 (FSU, BYU)||5 (PSU,.Mich, MSU, UCLA, BC)|
|300+ yard games||1 (BC)||0|
|<100 yard games||1 (Pitt)||4 (Mich, MSU, UCLA, BC)|
Some comments on the updated numbers
- Jimmy improved his yards/att and yards/comp this week with the best downfield passing he has displayed all year.
- Clausen’s att/int improved to 1 interception every 42.6 attempts which is now almost half the rate at which Quinn threw picks as a freshman.
- With 3 TDs this weekend, Clausen is now throwing one touchdown every 30 attempts which pushes him ahead of Quinn as well. Another 2 or 3 touchdown performance this weekend should improve those numbers even more.
- The Duke game was Clausen’s 4th start this year in which he did not throw an interception and his second consecutive start in which he tossed three touchdowns.