October 31, 2007

Carroll leads by example

Wesley Carroll is in the midst of a season few Mississippi State quarterbacks - much less a true freshman - have been able to enjoy. Following Saturday's 31-14 romp over then No.14 Kentucky, a game in which Carroll completed 17-of-28 passes for 152 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions, Carroll was named the SEC's Freshman of the Week.

Even more impressive, Carroll has broken the school's all-time mark of consecutive passes attempted - 122 - without throwing an interception, previously held by Wayne Madkin. On the year, Carroll has now thrown 137 passes without being intercepted.

"I've always said the best stat for a quarterback is a win, and I would say that the second best stat is not throwing interceptions and giving your team a chance to win," said Carroll.

Since being inserted as the Bulldogs' starter under center earlier this season, Carroll has done both with the poise of a seasoned upperclassman.

"I've just matured into the offense more and more," said Carroll. "It's evident every week how well this offense is doing and how much we've progressed. Week in and week out we're making plays that we need to make on a consistent basis, instead of just making them every now and then."

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