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Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Baylor

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"It's hard to get past the stereotype.  Robert Griffin III is really, really fast, therefore he's a running quarterback.  Not so.  He's a passing quarterback with wheels.  He's Steve Young, not Brad Smith."  That's what I say in the Baylor Summer Vacation piece going up this a.m.  As you'll see, I can't really hide it: Griffin is my favorite (non-Mizzou) player in the country, and I'm not sure it's close.

With his running ability and the sheer frequency (and accuracy) of his passing in 2010, Griffin was truly one of a kind.  Of the top 20 quarterbacks in the country in terms of passing attempts per game, no other quarterback accomplished at least a 65% completion percentage, 7.5 yards per pass, 50 rushing yards per game (before sacks), and at least 2.0 highlight yards per carry.  Hell, only one other quarterback (Bryant Moniz) pulled off three of the four, and he did it in the WAC.

Rk Name Team Att/G Comp. Pct. Yards/
Att
Rush Yds/G Hlt/
Carry
1 D. Davis E. Carolina 46.8 64.5 6.5 20.8 1.68
2 L. Jones Oklahoma 44.1 65.6 7.6 5.1 1.00
3 Taylor Potts Texas Tech 42.3 67.1 6.8 11.5 5.14
4 R. Wilson NC State 40.5 58.6 6.8 51.0 2.29
5 Ben Chappell Indiana 40.3 62.5 6.8 8.8 0.59
6 Bryant Moniz Hawaii 39.6 65.0 9.1 23.6 3.43
7 B. Weeden Oklahoma St. 39.3 66.9 8.4 2.5 1.68
8 R. Radcliff C. Michigan 38.8 60.5 7.2 9.3 1.62
9 S. Renfree Duke 38.7 61.4 6.7 8.5 1.69
9 Nick Foles Arizona 38.7 67.1 7.5 4.6 1.64
11 C. Robinson Troy 38.5 63.5 7.4 5.1 1.30
12 Alex Carder W. Michigan 38.2 63.1 7.3 33.8 1.59
13 Matt Schilz BGSU 37.7 60.7 5.9 6.7 0.43
14 Bryan Ellis UAB 37.3 56.1 7.2 6.4 1.29
15 Garrett Gilbert Texas 36.8 59.0 6.2 42.8 2.33
16 N. Enderle Idaho 36.6 56.5 6.9 4.7 0.58
17 B. Gabbert Missouri 36.5 63.4 6.7 29.9 1.84
18 Kyle Padron SMU 36.3 59.4 7.5 29.4 1.80
19 G.J. Kinne Tulsa 35.4 59.8 7.9 55.8 1.97
20 R. Griffin III Baylor 34.9 67.0 7.7 59.2 2.87