Sure, the pre-hyped have done what's expected of them. But you'd be surprised who leads the NCAA in total offensive yards heading into the second week of September.
|1||Jared Goff||California||Fr.||QB||916 (458.0)|
|2||Baker Mayfield||Texas Tech||Fr.||QB||862 (431.0)|
|3||Chuckie Keeton||Utah State||Jr.||QB||836 (418.0)|
|4||Brett Smith||Wyoming||Jr.||QB||834 (417.0)|
|5||Garrett Gilbert||SMU||Sr.||QB||787 (393.5)|
|6||Sean Mannion||Oregon State||Jr.||QB||781 (390.5)|
|7||Jameis Winston||Florida State||Fr.||QB||381 (381.0)|
|8||Teddy Bridgewater||Louisville||Jr.||QB||752 (376.0)|
|Connor Wood||Colorado||Jr.||QB||752 (376.0)|
|10||Nathan Scheelhasse||Illinois||Sr.||QB||725 (362.5)|
Okay, so a couple of pretty awesome things to take away from this list:
- The leader, Jared Goff, is a true freshman playing in a new system ran by first-year coach Sonny Dykes, who came over from Louisiana Tech last offseason.
- Trailing Goff is a walk-on true freshman quarterback playing for a coach that had NEVER been a head coach up until this season.
- The third freshman on this list has only played one game, but it was nearly perfect. Jameis Winston finished 25-of-27 (92.6 percent) for 356 yards and five total touchdowns in his collegiate debut vs. Pitt.
So where are the big guns? Teddy Bridgewater makes the cut at No 8. Oregon's Marcus Mariota lands at No. 16, Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch sits at No. 18, Aaron Murray is a quiet No. 27, while Johnny Manziel stands at No. 31 and Tajh Boyd at No. 53.
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