College Football 2013: Who leads nation in total offense after Week 2?

The nation's top offensive players (thus far) may surprise you

9/12/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   410 respect

We're only two weeks into the new college football season, but already there have been some surprising no-names to light up the scoreboard and still fail to make headlines.

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.

 
Total offense through Week 2
Rank Name Team Class Position Total yards
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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