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Barkley vs. Prince - Who is Better?

Scott Reid of the OC Register shows the comparative full year stats for the two quarterbacks, but made the point that Prince finished stronger.    

Over the second half of the 2009 season Prince’s passing yardage, touchdowns-to-interceptions ratio and quarterback efficiency rating were actually better than Barkley’s.

For the entire 2009 season, Barkley completed 211 of 352 passes for a 59.9 completion percentage, 2,735 yards, 15 touchdowns, 14 interceptions and a 131.3 QB efficiency rating. Barkley missed one game with a bruised shoulder. Prince, who missed two games with a broken job and parts of two other games with injuries, was 173 of 308 for a 56.2 per cent, 2,050 yards, eight TDs, eight interceptions and a 115.5 rating.

But a case can be made that Prince finished stronger than Barkley.  Over the last six games of the season Prince completed 103 of 175 passes for a 58.8 completion percentage, 1,321 yards, six TDs, four interceptions for a 129.0 QB rating. Barkley was 114 for 191 for a 59.6 per cent, 1,195 yards, eight TDs, nine interceptions, and a 116.63.

CRN is characteristically positive about his quarterback. 

And among the positive things Neuheisel says he’s seeing is the emergence of Bruin redshirt sophomore quarterback Kevin Prince as a threat to USC’ sophomore Matt Barkley’s claim as Los Angeles’ top college quarterback.

"If you look at Kevin Prince’s numbers they’re comparable to Matt Barkley’s numbers," Neuheisel said. "They’re not that far apart."

Over the second half of the 2009 season Prince’s passing yardage, touchdowns-to-interceptions ratio and quarterback efficiency rating were actually better than Barkley’s.

With his mouthpiece in, a more experienced OL, and more offensive weapons than last year, Prince may be ready to break out. 

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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