Check out this rather startling stat comparison of Jacob Eason’s passing game:
Jacob Eason – Stat Comparison
When leading Tied or Trailing Attempts 22 65 Completions 10 38 Comp Pct 45.5% 58.5% Yards Passing 109 534 TD Passes 0 5 Interceptions 2 0
That translates into a passer rating of 68.89 when Georgia is leading and a passer rating of 152.86 when tied or behind. Talk about your glass half full/half empty situation — it’s great that Eason shows out when his team needs him, but maybe that’s also a sign of him coasting a little when the game seems comfortable.
In the end, I’d chalk the disparity up to immaturity more than anything. He’s a true freshman; he’ll grow. But, man, that upside! When he gets it all together, it’s really gonna be something.