But the point he makes (through a Rece Davis final thought on the weekend) speaks to experienced quarterbacks having the advantage, at least thus far. Murray, and his veteran compadres in McCarron, Manziel and Shaw, are all off to great starts this season. So I thought it might behoove us to take a look at how future opponents are faring under center. I left Boyd and Shaw in there for comparison purposes.
Shaw, S. Carolina
Bryant, App State
Lee, GA Tech
- First and foremost, still very early as most of this is based on two, maybe three games worth. But these stats give us something to chew on nonetheless.
- For what it's worth, Vandy, App State and Kentucky use more than one quarterback. What you see here are their leaders thus far.
- Mettenberger has really had his way early. And he'll go against an Auburn pass defense ranked dead last in the SEC this Saturday as his last primer before a return trip to Athens.
- Speaking of conference rankings in pass defense, the Dawgs will play three of the bottom five - Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Auburn. (The other two of that group by the way is Georgia and Alabama. Food for thought.)
- Unless you believe in Vad Lee's stats against the likes of Elon and Duke, Mettenberger is the most efficient and productive passer on our schedule. But he too, to a lesser extent, is a product of some cupcake crumbs. His passer rating against TCU in the opener - 126.2.
- Driskel is just gonna do Driskel things y'all.
- Overall, the most experienced and dangerous quarterbacks appear to be behind us.
And just for the sake of comparison:
Aaron Murray - 71.2 / 632 / 4 / 1 / 194.77