Ohio State Football Forum

Ohio State Football Forum

Ohio State football fan talk.

A Look at Ohio State's Opposing QB's for 2017

+4 HS
DonJuan's picture
April 10, 2017 at 1:29pm

In typical Big Ten fashion, the 2016 buckeye defense didn't face many well known quarterbacks outside of Baker Mayfield (does he count?). This won't change for 2017, in fact, it gets worse as many of the established starters (Perry Hills, Tommy Armstrong) graduated leaving a few teams with passers with less than 100 career attempts and some with freshmen. If the defense can be anywhere close to last year, there should be plenty of opportunities for takeaways.

Outside of Mayfield and Speight, none of the quarterbacks Ohio State will be facing managed to complete over 60% of their passes. The QB we love to hate, JT Barrett, completed 61% last year for comparison. But parody in college football might be stronger than any other sport, so it won't be surprising for someone on or off this list to step up and have a good year. Either way, the best defensive line in the country should be able to cause a lot of havoc on this list.

Team Quarterback Completion % INt Sacks
Projected Opposing QB's (Stats from 2016)
Indiana Richard Lagow 57% 17 28
oklahoma Baker Mayfield 71% 8 18
Army Ahmad Bradshaw 44% 9 6
UNLV Stanton/Palandech/Sneed 46% 10 10
Rutgers Giovanni Rescigno 52% 5 18
Maryland Caleb Henderson No Stats No Stats No Stats
Nebraska Tanner Lee/Patrick O'Brian No Stats No Stats No Stats
Penn State Trace McSorley 57% 8 23
Iowa Nathan Stanley Only 9 career passes* * *
Michigan State Brian Lewerke 54% (57 career attempts) 1 3
Illinois Jeff George Jr 40% (94 career attempts) 5 3
Michigan Wilton Speight 61% 7 20


This is a forum post from a site member. It does not represent the views of Eleven Warriors unless otherwise noted.

View 39 Comments