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Rebels’ Chad Kelly Lighting Up the Nation’s QBR

Rebels’ Chad Kelly Lighting Up the Nation’s QBR

Ole Miss woke up this morning with the No. 1-rated quarterback in the country as Chad Kelly now leads the way in QBR, the spot-on rating system created by ESPN.

After 2 weeks, Kelly has compiled an overall 94.3 rating, putting him in some very good company. The QBR dates back to 2004, and its all-time Top 5 includes a who’s who of college quarterbacks: Russell Wilson (94.1), Andrew Luck (93.8) Sam Bradford (93.1), Johnny Manziel (91.3) and Marcus Mariota (91.3).

(Click here for the all-time best QBR)

In second place this season at 88.0 is the quarterback who went up against the Crimson Tide only yesterday, Middle Tennessee’s Brent Stockstill. Memphis QB Paxton Lynch is currently 3rd with an 87.6 rating while LSU’s Brandon Harris ranks 4th at 86.7. (For the list of the 2015 QBR, click here.)

Kelly and the Rebels face the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa this Saturday, September 19 at 8:15 CT. For the second year in a row, the contest will be the site for ESPN’s GameDay. 

(Feature image credit: Amanda Swain, The Rebel Walk)

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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