College Football – Top 10 Quarterbacks In 2011 So Far
Week 3 in college football is here and already there are several QB's that are tearing up the gridiron. Even thought it's early in the season, a few front runners are putting up some pretty outstanding numbers, so let's look at college football's top 10 quarterbacks in the nation based on their quarterback rating.
Robert Griffin III – Baylor
The Baylor QB has been outstanding so far. Griffin has completed 41 of 49 passes for 624 yards with 8 TD's and no interceptions. He's completing a killer 83% of his passes and has a rating of 244.5. Griffin has his Baylor Bears at 2-0 this year.
Russell Wilson – Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Badgers are 3-0 and a big reason for their 3-0 start is Russell Wilson. Wilson has completed 50 of his 66 passes for 791 yards with 8 TD's and 1 interception. He has a completion percentage of 75% and his quarterback rating is 213.4. The dude can also run!
Seth Doege – Texas Tech
Doege took over for Abilene native, Taylor Potts, this year and hasn't looked back. He is completing 81% of his passes for the Red Raiders by completing 63 of his 77 passes. He has 8 TD's and no interceptions, giving him a quarterback rating of 195.4.
Kellen Moore – Boise State
Kellen Moore has his Broncos at 2-0 this year. As a traditional pocket passer, Moore is completing 78% of his passes by going 60 of 76 for 716 yards with 8 TD's and 2 picks. His quarterback rating is 187.6.
Jordan Webb – Kansas
Webb is completing 66.1% of his passes so far for the Jayhawks, who are 2-1. He's completed 39 of 59 for 575 yards, 6 TD's and no interceptions. His quarterback rating is 181.5. The dude can hit too as you can see in this clip against Georgia Tech.
Nathan Scheelhaase – Illinois
The Fighting Illini are 3-0 this year behind the arm of Nathan Scheelhaase. He's completing 71% of his passes by going 33 of 46 for 504 yards with 3 TD's and 1 interception. Pretty modest numbers for a QB in the top 10, but nevertheless, his quarterback rating is 181.0.
Marshall Lobbestael -Washington State
Lobbestael is completing 62% of his passes by hitting 58 of 93, with 10 TD's and 2 interceptions. His problem, which isn't really his, is that his line doesn't block for him too well as he has been sacked 7 times. His quarterback rating is 180.2.
Bryn Renner – North Carolina
Renner has completed 57 of 70 for 693 yards with 5 TD's and 4 interceptions for the Tarheels. He has shown off his accuracy as he has completed 81% of his passes for a quarterback rating of 176.7.
Tajh Boyd – Clemson
Boyd has the Tigers at 3-0 after upsetting #21 Auburn. He has been sacked a lot this year, but the Tigers do throw quite a bit. In fact, Boyd has thrown 101 passes and has completed 67% of them. His 10 TD's and only 1 pick overshadow the fact that he has been sacked 7 times already. His quarterback rating is 173.8.
I honestly thought Luck would be at the top of the list, but he rounds out the top 10. The reason he doesn't have better numbers is because Stanford has blown everybody out the first three games – granted they really haven't played real good team yet. The 2010 Heisman Trophy runner up is hitting 67% of his passes by hitting 57 of 85 for 786 yards with 8 TD's and one pick. His quarterback rating is 173.4. I think those numbers will jump up as the season goes.