N’Kosi Perry is not the Miami Hurricanes savior at quarterback

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 27: N'Kosi Perry #5 of the Miami Hurricanes under center in the second quarter against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Hard Rock Stadium on September 27, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 27: N'Kosi Perry #5 of the Miami Hurricanes under center in the second quarter against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Hard Rock Stadium on September 27, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Mark Richt undoubtedly made the correct decision to name N’Kosi Perry to replacen Malik Rosier as the Miami Hurricanes starting quarterback. Do not expect Perry to be the answer for the all the Canes offensive woes.

Both Perry and Malik Rosier have given the Miami Hurricanes some of the worst quarterback play in the country this season. Perry is 62nd and Rosier 98th in the country in passer rating. Miami is 96th as a team in passer rating.

Starting Perry and giving him a chance to grow with the Coastal Division a long shot was the right decision. The majority of the Miami Hurricanes fanbase has overrated him since he came out Ocala as a four-star signee in 2017.

Rosier has been blasted the last two seasons for his lack of accuracy. After redshirting as a Freshman in 2017, Perry’s struggles this season have mirrored Rosier’s in many ways.

Rosier has a higher completion percentage, higher average yards per attempt and completions and has run for more yards. Perry has a better quarterback rating, a much better interception to touchdown rate and better-adjusted passing yards per attempt.

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Miami Hurricanes 2018 Passing Statistics
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Malik Rosier 77 144 53.5 1007 7.0 6.3 6 5 119.0
2 N’Kosi Perry 55 105 52.4 701 6.7 6.6 11 5 133.5
3 Jarren Williams 1 3 33.3 17 5.7 5.7 0 0 80.9

Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 11/9/2018.

Expecting Perry quickly become an accurate quarterback is naive. He was exceptional in the first game of his career against an FBS team. Perry came out on fire completing his first ten passes against FIU. He cooled off significantly in that came finishing 17-25 for 234 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.

Perry started the next three games. Miami won the first two against North Carolina and Florida State. He didn’t have to do much against the Tar Heels as the Hurricanes defense scored three touchdowns in a 47-10 victory. Perry finished 8-12 for 125 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the victory over UNC.