College Football 2014: Which Returning Quarterback Has the Most Wins?

Now That McCarron Is Gone, Which FBS QB Has the Most Overall Wins?

4/28/14 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

On Wednesday, Ted Miller of ESPN wrote a compelling piece about the number of returning starts for returning quarterbacks in each major conference. The Pac-12 topped the list by a good amount, which comes to no surprise with names like Marcus Mariota, Brett Hundley, and Taylor Kelly back for 2014. Blog Photo - College Football 2014: Which Returning Quarterback Has the Most Wins?

But which conference has the quarterback with the most wins?

A.J. McCarron’s long-lasting career with Alabama came to an end after winning an incredible 36 games in 40 starts from 2011-13, and that 90.0 winning percentage is going to be nearly impossible to top.

A win-loss record is one of the most acknowledged statistics when breaking down a quarterback, whether it’s reasonable or not. Ohio State rising senior Braxton Miller has the most returning wins as a starter, while both Jameis Winston and Trevor Knight have yet to lose a game.

Take a look:

American Athletic Conference
John O’Korn, Houston: 6 wins/11 starts – 54.5 percent
Casey Cochran, Connecticut: 3 wins/4 starts – 75.0 percent
Paxton Lynch, Memphis: 3 wins/12 starts – 25.0 percent
P.J. Walker, Temple: 2 wins/7 starts – 28.6 percent
Mike White, South Florida: 0 wins/5 starts – 0 percent
Total: 14 wins

Atlantic Coastal Conference
Jameis Winston, Florida State: 14 wins/14 starts – 100 percent
Anthony Boone, Duke: 10 wins/12 starts – 83.3 percent
Terrel Hunt, Syracuse: 7 wins/10 starts – 70.0 percent
David Watford, Virginia: 2 wins/12 starts – 16.7 percent
Total: 33 wins

Big 12 Conference
David Ash, Texas: 14 wins/21 starts – 66.7 percent
Bryce Petty, Baylor: 11 wins/13 starts: 84.6 percent
Jake Waters, Kansas State: 8 wins/13 starts: 61.5 percent
Trevor Knight, Oklahoma: 5 wins/5 starts: 100 percent
Davis Webb, Texas Tech: 3 wins/6 starts: 50.0 percent
Clint Trickett, West Virginia: 2 wins/7 starts: 28.6 percent
Sam Richardson, Iowa State: 1 win/8 starts: 12.5 percent
Total: 44 wins

Big Ten Conference
Braxton Miller, Ohio State: 26 wins/32 starts: 81.3 percent
Gary Nova, Rutgers: 17 wins/28 starts: 60.7 percent
Joel Stave, Wisconsin: 13 wins/19 starts: 68.4 percent
Connor Cook, Michigan State: 12 wins/13 starts: 92.3 percent
Devin Gardner, Michigan: 10 wins, 16 starts: 62.5 percent
Jake Rudock, Iowa: 8 wins/13 starts: 61.5 percent
Christian Hackenberg, Penn State: 7 wins/12 starts: 58.3 percent
Mitch Leidner, Minnesota: 3 wins/4 starts – 75.0 percent
Nate Sudfeld, Indiana: 3 wins/8 starts – 37.5 percent
Danny Etling, Purdue: 0 wins/8 starts – 0 percent
Total: 99 wins

Pac-12 Conference
Marcus Mariota, Oregon: 23 wins/26 starts – 88.5 percent
Brett Hundley, UCLA: 19 wins/27 starts – 70.4 percent
Taylor Kelly, Arizona State: 18 wins/27 starts – 66.7 percent
Kevin Hogan, Stanford: 16 wins/19 starts – 84.2 percent
Sean Mannion, Oregon State: 16 wins/31 starts – 51.6 percent
Cody Kessler, USC: 10 wins/14 starts: 71.4 percent
Travis Wilson, Utah: 7 wins/16 starts – 43.8 percent
Connor Halliday, Washington State: 7 wins/19 starts: 36.8 percent
Sefo Liufau, Colorado: 2 wins/7 starts: 28.6 percent
Jared Goff, California: 1 win/12 starts: 8.3 percent
Total: 119

Southeastern Conference
Bo Wallace, Ole Miss: 15 wins/26 starts – 57.7 percent
Nick Marshall, Auburn: 12 wins/14 starts – 85.7 percent
Justin Worley, Tennessee: 5 wins/10 starts: 50 percent
Dak Prescott, Mississippi State: 4 wins, 7 starts – 57.1 percent
Brandon Allen, Arkansas: 3 wins/12 starts: 25.0 percent
Total: 39


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