Taylor vs. Nesbitt

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor and Georgia Tech quarterback Josh Nesbitt have both been very good this season on third and long. They rank first and second in the country in pass efficiency on third and 7+ yards.

Here is how the two quarterbacks matchup statistically, thanks to a breakdown by ESPN Stats & Information:


Here's a look at how Taylor has improved in throwing passes longer than 15 yards from the first three games to the past three games:


Taylor's success down the field can be attributed to two receivers, Jarrett Boykin and Danny Coale. On the flip side, Taylor has had almost no success throwing deep to Dyrell Roberts and Xavier Boyce.