Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2015 All-Bilo FBS Quarterback of the Year Award

Here are the finalists for our 2015 FBS All-Bilo Quarterback of the Year:

Matt Johnson, Bowling Green
Johnson finished the season passing for 4946 yards, 46 TDs and just 8 picks on the year for the Falcons. He ranked 3rd nationally in both passing attempts and completions, and completed 67.8% of his passes on the year. He finished with a 164.19 passer rating while attempting 40.6 passes per game, and finished with 353.3 yards passing per game.

Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky
Doughty finished an amazing career at WKU, as he attempted 540 passes on the season (4th), completed 388 of them (2nd) for a completion percentage of 71.9 (1st). Doughty led all national passers with 5055 yards and managed 9.4 yards per attempt (2nd). His 48 TDs also led the nation, and he tossed just 9 picks on the season. His passer rating was 179.09 (1st), while attempting just 38.6 passes per game this season. Doughty finished 3rd with 361.1 yards per game nationally.

Jared Goff, California
Goff became the first ever passer from Cal to make it this far for this award. He completed his career after declaring for the NFL draft after his junior season by attempting 529 passes (6th) and completing 341 of them (5th). His completion percentage finished at 64.5%, one of the few categories he did not finish in the top ten in. Goff finished with 4719 yards passing (3rd), averaging 8.9 yards per attempt on the season (10th). Goff finished with 43 TDs (3rd) to 13 picks on the season in 13 games. He finished with a 161.32 passer rating (9th) and averaged 40.7 pass attempts per game (4th). His 363 yards passing per game finished 2nd nationally behind Luke Falk of Washington State.

And the Winner is...

Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky
Of the all of the Semi-Finalists, or QBs nominated for this award in 2015, Doughty led with a total of 9 top ten categories in FBS passing statistics, making him the winner of this award for 2015. Congratulations to Brandon, and to the Western Kentucky program!

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