I was bored, so I thought I would check in on former Nittany Lion #2 quarterback Pat Devlin, now the starting quarterback at Delaware (2-1).
The Blue Hens’ most recent outing was a 27-17 win over Delaware State. About that game, and Devlin’s performance in it, the Delaware athletics web site reports the following:
Delaware junior quarterback Pat Devlin ran for two scores and threw for 227 yards, including a fourth quarter touchdown to freshman Rob Jones, and the stingy Blue Hen defense held the Delaware State offense to just one touchdown on the day as the Hens (2-1) outlasted the Hornets (0-2) in the first-ever regular season matchup between the two teams. The game drew a spirited crowd of 20,585.
I guess it’s better to play before a spirited crowd of 20,585 than to pick splinters out of one’s butt in front of 110,000 maniacs at Beaver Stadium. Devlin might have made the right move, considering the NFL visibility Joe Flacco brought to Delaware. Flacco is playing a large part in the Baltimore Ravens’ offensive renaissance. But is Devlin worthy of comparison to Flacco?
After three games, he ranks 36 in pass efficiency and 31 in total offense in the roughly 120 teams of NCAA’s FCS. Not bad, but not stellar.