Pryor 2008 vs Miller 2011 Final

Alex Gleitman's picture
January 10, 2012 at 1:36p
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Player Comp Att Comp % Yards TD INT YPA YPC QB RTG RUSH YDS AVG TD Team Overall Record
Miller (12 games) 85 157 54.1% 1,159 13 4 7.38 13.8 138.4 159 715 4.5 7 6-7
Pryor (12 games) 95 152 62.5% 1,245 12 4 8.19 13.11 152.1 124 553 4.46 6 10-2
Pryor (13 games) 100 165 60.6% 1,311 12 4 7.95 13.11 146.5 139 631 4.54 6 10-3

I'd say overall, things look pretty similar, subtracting the records. The OSU staff put TP in a better position to make throws he was capable of making in 2008 compared to BM in 2011, which is why I think you see the more yards, higher YPA, higher QBR, and less rushes through 12 games.  

Pryor had a better supporting cast (as well as coach) and it clearly shows through the records and the stats. Things will go up for Miller and I think his second year and third year wil bothl be better than Pryor's, which is scary, because we are talking about a guy who would have broke almost all OSU QB records and has these awards on his list:

Awards and honors
2007 Hall Trophy (U.S. Army Player of the Year)
2007 PARADE National Player of the Year and All-American
2008 Pete Dawkins Trophy (U.S. Army All-American Bowl MVP)
2008 U.S. Army All-American MVP
2008 Big Ten Freshman of the Year (coaches)
2008 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (media)
2009 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Sportsmanship Award
2009 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year
2009 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (media)
2010 Rose Bowl MVP
2010 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (coaches and media)
2010 Big Ten MVP runner-up
2011 Miller-Digby Award (Sugar Bowl MVP)

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