You only get one chance to make a first impression.
For a number of FBS quarterbacks, that time was this past weekend. In the power-five conferences, 15 quarterbacks started their first collegiate game, with Louisville-Miami, the weekend's final game, featuring a pair of first-time starters.
Their performances ran the gamut. Some excelled, while one didn’t even make it out of the first half.
Here’s an attempt at grading the new quarterbacks’ first starts. We only looked at the power-five conferences and did not include any transfer quarterbacks who had made starts elsewhere (like Wes Lunt at Illinois, Jacoby Brissett at NC State or Tyler Murphy at Boston College).
Quarterbacks were evaluated on the quality of their statistics, with the caliber of opponent also taken into consideration in the final grade.