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ACC Leaders: Highest adjusted completion percentage by QBs through Week 2

Our adjusted completion percentage metric gives a clearer look at quarterback performance than completion percentage alone, taking into consideration drops, throwaways, batted passes and plays where the quarterback was hit as he threw.
Here are the top 10 in adjusted completion percentage in the ACC through two weeks.
He’s completed 17-of-23 passes this season (playing limited time due to the nature of their victories), yet of his six incompletions, two of them were dropped passes while the other was batted down at the line of scrimmage.
He’s completed just 25-of-41 passes so far this season yet five of those were dropped balls, three were throwaways and another batted at the line.
Ryan Finley, NC State – 81.0% The first of those aforementioned veterans on this list, Finley has completed 60-of-81 passes this season while we give him credit for six of his incompletions here.
Four of those have been dropped while another two were batted down.
Prior to injury, he completed 29-of-39 with one drop and one batted pass to his credit.
With the higher attempts, he has also been subjected to the most drops (6) while he’s thrown away another and had one batted at the line.
He has completed 48-of-78 passes this season despite seeing four passes dropped and two more thrown away.
He’s had one pass dropped, two throwaways and another batted at the line.

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Sep 1, 2018; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown (13) throws a pass during the first half against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

We’re two full weeks into the college football season, and we’ve been treated to some solid quarterbacking in the ACC. Quarterback controversies aside, the ACC returned several veterans from several teams yet only two of those find themselves in the top five on the list of highest adjusted completion percentage.

Our adjusted completion percentage metric gives a clearer look at quarterback performance than completion percentage alone, taking into consideration drops, throwaways, batted passes and plays where the quarterback was hit as he threw.

So just who are those other characters atop the leaderboard in the ACC? Here are the top 10 in adjusted completion percentage in the ACC through two weeks.

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1. Anthony Brown, Boston College – 86.4%

After a strong 10-game sample last season, the redshirt sophomore quarterback is off to a hot start in 2018. He’s completed 17-of-23 passes this season (playing limited time due to the nature of their victories), yet of his six incompletions, two of them were dropped passes while the other was batted down at the line of scrimmage.

2. Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh – 81.1%

Thrust into the lineup as a freshman a year ago, Pickett has displayed great poise as the leader of the Panthers offense in Year 2 with the program. He’s completed just 25-of-41…

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