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Sports Ranking the best QBs in college football through Week 12 of the 2020 season: Kyle Trask eyes SEC records

00:45  26 november  2020
00:45  26 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Look to the SEC for evidence of college football's offensive evolution. In 2009, the conference had just one quarterback average more than 220 passing yards per game. So far this season, the league has three passers averaging more than 337 yards per game.

It's a quarterback-driven sport, and the production at the position has never been better. Here's a look at the best of the best — the 10 top quarterbacks in the Football Bowl Subdivision during a 2020 season when two dozen or more passers are under consideration.

1. Kyle Trask, Florida

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It's a sign of Trask's production that the senior's three touchdowns against Arkansas were his lowest single-game output of the season. He's still sitting at an FBS-best 31 scores on the season, five more than the two quarterbacks tied in second, and has a shot at setting several SEC passing records despite playing a shortened season.

2. Justin Fields, Ohio State

Thirty-two FBS quarterbacks have thrown three interceptions in a game this season. One, Ole Miss sophomore Matt Corral, threw six in a loss to Arkansas. So Fields isn't alone in his three picks in the Buckeyes' 42-35 win against Indiana, even if the giveaways were striking for their rareness: Fields had tossed just three in his entire college career heading into the weekend.

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3. Mac Jones, Alabama

Jones played until midway through the third quarter of Alabama's 63-3 win against Kentucky, staking the Tide to a 42-3 lead with 230 yards and a pair of touchdowns, before giving way to true freshman Bryce Young. Jones leads all Power Five quarterbacks with five or more starts in completion percentage (77.1%), yards per throw (12.1) and efficiency rating (205.1).

a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11) throws the ball during his team's game against Arkansas at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. © Brad McClenny, Gainesville Sun Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11) throws the ball during his team's game against Arkansas at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

4. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

Lawrence's return was delayed one week after Saturday's game against Florida State was postponed due to COVID-19. After missing the Tigers' previous two games after a positive test of his own, it'll have been 35 days since his last appearance (against Syracuse on Oct. 24) when Clemson and Lawrence face Pittsburgh this weekend.

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Let's break down the 2020 college football quarterback groups in a more appropriate way. The SEC East battle between Florida and Georgia also features two all-conference caliber quarterbacks in Trask and Newman. Brice has tons of promise after coming through big-time in relief spots at Clemson.

5. Zach Wilson, Brigham Young

Wilson tossed four touchdowns in 16 attempts in a 66-14 win against North Alabama, giving him 26 scores in 237 attempts through nine games. Among all quarterbacks with at least 20 touchdowns, his rate of one for every 9.1 throws ranks second nationally behind Trask, who is averaging one for every 7.9 passes.

6. Michael Penix Jr., Indiana

The way Penix has carried Indiana to the top half of the Amway Coaches Poll — and nearly to a miraculous comeback win against Ohio State — is all the more remarkable for the Hoosiers' lack of offensive balance. Indiana ranks 123rd out of the 127 teams in the FBS in yards per game and 125th in yards per carry. Despite being the center of attention, Penix is averaging 312.2 yards per game and has 14 touchdowns, including 491 yards and five scores against the Buckeyes.

a football player running on a baseball field: Michael Penix Jr. hands the ball off to Stevie Scott III during the second half of Indiana's game against Michigan. © Marc Lebryk, USA TODAY Sports Michael Penix Jr. hands the ball off to Stevie Scott III during the second half of Indiana's game against Michigan.

7. Sam Howell, North Carolina

Howell's turn as the premier passer in the ACC was not supposed to begin until 2021. With Lawrence sidelined, the sophomore has taken control of nearly every statistical passing category in the conference. He currently leads the ACC in yards, yards per game, yards per attempt, touchdowns and efficiency rating, and is second to Lawrence in completion percentage.

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8. D'Eriq King, Miami (Fla.)

While Howell leads as a passer, King's added production as a runner has him in the mix to top the ACC in total offense. The Houston transfer has 2,086 passing yards and another 421 on the ground to give him an average of 313.4 per game. That puts him third in the conference behind Howell (338 per game) and Lawrence (317.3).

9. Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati

Cincinnati's defense has earned the national recognition that has come with the Bearcats' 8-0 start. But Ridder has paced an offense that's been nearly as impressive. The Cincinnati defense is ranked second nationally in yards allowed per play while the offense ranks 13th in yards gained per play, thanks to Ridder's 1,821 passing yards, 526 rushing yards and 27 total touchdowns.

Desmond Ridder has 27 total touchdowns for the undefeated Bearcats. © Reinhold Matay, USA TODAY Sports Desmond Ridder has 27 total touchdowns for the undefeated Bearcats.

10. Carson Strong, Nevada

These quarterbacks are averaging at least 8 yards per attempt and at least 300 yards per game while completing at least 70% of their attempts: Trask, Jones, Lawrence, Wilson and Strong. The last name might not ring a bell. One of the key factors behind Nevada's 5-0 start, Strong has built a case for being the Mountain West's offensive player of the year. The sophomore has blossomed in his second season as the Wolf Pack's starter.

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