College Football Power Rankings: The Big East Quarterbacks After Week Three
The Big East had another down week, posting a 2-3 record with only one of those wins coming against an FBS team.
West Virginia beat Maryland 31-17 of the ACC while Syracuse beat Maine of the FCS Colonial Conference.
Meanwhile, UConn was embarrassed by Temple 30-16 and Cincinnati was severely battered by ACC contender North Carolina State 31-19.
All the while, Louisville put up a fight against #24 Oregon, just barely losing 35-28.
Pittsburgh, South Florida, and Rutgers had bye weeks.
This weeks rankings include Ryan Nassib's performance against an FCS team solely for the reason that only five Big East teams played and if I didn't include it there would only be four quarterbacks to rank.
5. Zach Frazer, Connecticut
Uconn quarterback Zach Frazer had a dismal performance against Temple; completing only 16 of 31 passes for 150 yards and zero touchdowns.
Frazer still hasn't managed to throw for a touchdown against an FBS opponent, but it still is early on in the season.
One bright spot for UConn fans is that Frazer still hasn't thrown an interception. If Frazer is able to be just a little more consistent with his throws, Jordan Todman will do the rest and UConn will start to win games against FBS opponents.
4. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
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Over the last three games Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib has proved his doubters wrong that he is the answer to the Oranges' long search for a quarterback.
Against Maine, Nassib completed 19 of 28 passes for 260 yards and five touchdown passes.
He has another easy game next week against Colgate, but two weeks from now against South Florida will be a big test for Nassib and the Orange.
3. Adam Froman, Louisville
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Louisville was very close to upsetting #24 ranked Oregon State but fell one touchdown short.
Louisville Quarterback Adam Froman led the Cardinals to three scoring drives late in the game.
Froman finished with 22 completions on 38 attempts for 288 yards, one touchdown in the air, and two touchdowns on the ground.
Unfortunately Froman also doomed Louisville on the final drive of the game, throwing a costly interception that sealed the win for Oregon State.
2. Zach Collaros, Cincinnati
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One bright spot of Cincinnati's loss to North Carolina State was the play of Cincy's quarterback, Zach Collaros.
Collaros threw for the most yards of any Big East quarterback this week with 310. He threw three touchdown passes and no interceptions.
If the rest of the team can't pull itself together in the next few weeks against #8 Oklahoma and Louisville, the idea that Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones is the new Steve Kragthorpe will loom large.
1. Eugene Smith, West Virginia
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For the second straight week West Virgnia's Geno Smith tops the list of Big East Quarterbacks.
Against the University of Maryland, a surprising ACC contender, Smith completed 19 of 29 passes for 268 yards.
What puts Smith ahead of Zach Collaros is that he threw for 4 touchdowns, one more than Collaros, and completed just as many passes as Collaros did on less pass attempts.