Power Ranking Big East Football Quarterbacks After Their Week Two Performances
After going 4-4 against out of conference teams in week one and only beating one FBS team, the Big East is slowly showing signs of improvement.
Against out of conference foes in week two Big East teams went a combined 6-2 and managed to go 2-2 against FBS teams.
Rutgers beat Florida International while West Virginia beat Marshall.
South Florida lost to a top 8 team in Florida and Syracuse lost to Washington, a contender for the Pac-10 this year.
A few Big East quarterbacks including UConn's Zach Frazer and Pitt's Tino Sunseri had very good bounce back games against FCS teams.
Since there is no fair way to asses how a player did against an FBS team vs. how a player did against an FCS team, teams that played against FCS opponents will not appear in these rankings.
5. Tom Savage/All Of Rutgers Offense Except Mohamed Sanu and D.C Jefferson
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As a true freshman, Tom Savage played like one of the most experienced quarterbacks in the Big East.
In Savage's first two games of this season, the most experienced quarterback in the Big East played like a true freshman.
Against Florida International Savage threw for 72 yards and one interception.
Granted, he only attempted 15 throws and his receivers dropped two crucial third down passes.
Most of the offense's lack of success can actually be attributed to a poor offensive line, lack of a running game, receivers not getting open, and a center who seems to have forgotten how to snap the football since he botched 3 snaps.
But Savage did throw a terrible pass to double covered wide receiver Mohamed Sanu which got picked off easily.
I still believe that Tom Savage can be a very good quarterback but for now he and the rest of the offense get the last place ranking.
4. B.J. Daniels, South Florida
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The statistics and the L in the win/loss column tell it all.
After a great performance against Stony Brook, B.J. Daniels completed only five of 20 passes for 84 yards.
He threw one touchdown pass but also threw four interceptions that doomed USF in an important match-up against the Florida Gators.
The performance was so bad that Daniels made Florida quarterback John Brantley look good.
Daniels does get the edge over Savage since he threw for a touchdown and more yards than Savage did against a very good Florida defense.
But four interceptions is pushing it.
3. Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers
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Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is also the quarterback when the Scarlet Knights run their Wildcat formation.
That's still considered a quarterback and against Florida International Sanu accounted for both of Rutgers' offensive touchdowns.
First Sanu lofted a 24 yard touchdown pass to tight end D.C. Jefferson and then he ran for a 24 yard score. Both were as the wildcat quarterback.
Hey, he played better than Tom Savage did.
I wouldn't be opposed to Greg Schiano installing a spread option offense at Rutgers with Sanu at quarterback and let him, run and pass all over teams.
2. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
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Despite only completing 17 of 35 passes Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib had another solid performance in a 202 yard, 1 touchdown and one interception performance.
Nassib also ran for his second rushing touchdown of the year.
Syracuse didn't pull out a win against Washington but they weren't really expected to beat a Pac-10 contender with a Heisman caliber quarterback.
Still, Nassib continues to improve and the future looks bright for the Orange.
1. Geno Smith, West Virginia
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This was an easy pick.
What was most impressive part of West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith's performance against Marshall?
Was it his 316 passing yards and a touchdown?
Or was it that he completed 32 for 45 passes; a 71% completion rate?
OR was it that the poised and confident Smith led West Virginia to two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter? And also led a drive down field in overtime that set up the winning field goal against Marshall?
All three of these reasons are why Geno Smith gets the #1 spot in this week's rankings.