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August 16, 2013

Thursday USCFootball.com QB-Rating



Quarterback Cody Kessler got off to a slow start Thursday before finishing strong with a couple of touchdown passes.

Overall Fall Rating

Max Wittek Cody Kessler
Pass Attempts 329 321
Completions 182 187
Completion% 55.32 58.26
QBR 111.12 114.90
QBR-Adjusted 110.88 114.54

Practice #16

Max Wittek Cody Kessler
Pass Attempts 25 20
QBR-Adjusted 129.48 131.55

Quarterback Analysis by Ryan Abraham:

After Thursday's practice the margin between the QB-Ratings of Cody Kessler and Max Wittek fractionally decreased. Kessler's lead of just over four points is now just under four points, essentially a dead heat.

As practice began Wittek was clicking, hitting a very high percentage of his passes. On the other side Kessler struggled, missing more than he was completing.

But as practice wore on, Kessler got into a rhythm and connected on a pair of long touchdown passes in the final drills. Though he completed less than 50% of his passes on Thursday, Kessler did not turn the ball over and kept QBR scores tight.

QB Notes:

  • Even with most of the scholarship wide receivers back on the field, both quarterbacks were plagued with drops. Wittek had two balls dropped and Kessler had four, including two that could have been touchdowns.
  • Wittek had gone two-straight practices without throwing a pick. But Thursday he had one of his passes tipped at the line of scrimmage and then picked off by Leon McQuay.
  • Neither quarterback was sacked on Thursday.
  • Wittek has 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Kessler has 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

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