Oregon State QB Sean Mannion Off to Hot Start in 2013


Sep 14, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Oregon State Beavers quarterback Sean Mannion (4) passes the ball during the second half against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Oregon State won 51-48 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Every year at this time there are guys who look great and then fizzle out as the season progresses. This year, Sean Mannion hopes he can continue his hot streak after Oregon State got off to a terrible start to their 2013 season, losing to Eastern Washington.

Right now, Mannion leads the NCAA in passing yards with 1,604, which is an especially encouraging stat for him seeing as he is coming off of a knee injury in 2012.

Mannion has been incredibly efficient in Oregon State’s first few games, throwing 15 touchdowns and just one interception while completing 71.5 percent of his passes.

He’s doing a great job of getting rid of the ball quickly, and making good, quick decisions in the face of pressure. Even when he has to throw off his back foot, Mannion is showing great poise and the ability to still get the ball down the field and put his receivers in a good spot to make a play.

In a year when there are quite a few quarterbacks being looked at as possible first round picks by NFL teams, Mannion leads the country in both yards and touchdowns, as well as TD-INT ratio.

It’s only been four games, but it’s a great start for the junior out of California. Here’s a video cutup from the great folks at Draft Breakdown from the Utah game this year.