Stats say Carter Stanley better QB vs. Big 12

Competing quarterbacks Team Jayhawk quarterback Peyton Bender (7) and Team KU quarterback Carter Stanley (9) shake hands after the 2017 Spring Game on Saturday, April 15 at Memorial Stadium.

(Still) Kansas head football coach David Beaty said he will see how things go in practice this week before selecting a starting quarterback. Maybe he just wants to keep TCU guessing or maybe he really does put more emphasis on how quarterbacks perform in practice than in games, although that’s hard to believe.

The statistics clearly show that Stanley is a better quarterback vs. Big 12 competition than Bender.

In Big 12 play only, Bender has completed 107 of 210 passes for 1,096 yards, which translates to him completing 51 percent of his passes and averaging 5.2 yards per attempt. He has thrown nine touchdown passes and seven interceptions.

Again in Big 12 play only, Stanley has completed 224 of 383 passes for 2,310 yards, which translates to him completing 58.4 percent of his passes and averaging 6.0 yards per attempt. He has thrown 12 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions.

Stanley’s the more mobile quarterback and is a good enough runner to call designed quarterback runs. Neither quarterback has terrific pocket presence.

Also, Beaty said Miles Kendrick, battling a shoulder surgery, is available, so TCU will take a look at the limited game action available on Kendrick as well.


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