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Quarterback comparisons

Quarterback Kellen Clemens has had one of the best sophomore seasons in

Oregon history. Here's how he compares to recent UO greats as sophomore starters:

Year Name Games Comp-Att (%) Yards Int TD

1970 Dan Fouts 11 188-361 (.521) 2,390 24 16

1984 Chris Miller 11 145-289 (.502) 1,712 10 10

1988 Bill Musgrave 6 62-121 (.512) 815 4 8

1992 Danny O'Neil 12 176-310 (.557) 2,152 10 10

1999 Joey Harrington 8 84-158 (.532) 1,180 3 10

2003 Kellen Clemens 12 150-262 (.573) 2,037 8 15

And here's how Clemens and backup Jason Fife compared, from a little different perspective: Avg./ Avg./

Player Drives Plays Yards drive play TDs-FGs Score% Pass%/drive

Kellen Clemens 109 568 2,923 26.8 5.2 24-8 29 46

Jason Fife 58 296 1,584 27.3 5.4 12-2 24 40

Notes: Clemens has started all 12 games, started the second half in eight and finished eight; Fife has no starts, started the second half four times and finished four games. É Clemens has played on 65 percent of drives, Fife 35 percent. É Ducks have missed four field goals with Fife playing, two with Clemens, and Fife had a sure TD dropped by Samie Parker in the end zone against Washington State. É Fife has run the ball 20 percent of the time on his drives when not passing, and Clemens 14 percent on his, sacks excluded. Clemens has been sacked 23 times (once every 25 plays), and Fife eight times (once every 37 plays).

Ñ Jason Vondersmith