Austin Davis (QB, Southern Miss) led the Golden Eagles to an impressive 27-3 victory over SMU. This was a Mustangs team who recently defeated TCU with prolific offensive production, on Saturday they managed three points. Davis whad 266 passing yards going 27/37. He had one touchdown pass and an interception and added 31 yards on the ground from nine attempts.
Matt Barkley (QB, USC) had three touchdown passes, no turnovers and 224 yards through the air as the Trojans defeated Notre Dame 31-17 in South Bend. People have said Barkley can’t win the big games, this is the counter. For the season he’s throwing 68% completions, has a 16-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio and he’s on pace to top 3000 passing yards for the first time in his career. Scouts look for progress, all of those numbers are way up on his true-sophomore year.
Landry Jones (QB, Oklahoma) suffered a shock defeat to Texas Tech which ends any hopes of an achievable BCS Championship appearance. Jones finished with five touchdowns and a pick, with 412 yards going 30/55. I haven’t seen the game so can’t judge his performance. The numbers suggest defensively Oklahoma blew this game. However, this is a loaded team and losing sloppy games like this has been a problem for Jones in the past.
Andrew Luck (QB, Stanford) didn’t have to exert too much energy in Stanford’s 65-21 win over Washington. I have the tape of this game and will be watching it later this week. Luck went 16/21 for 169 yards and two touchdowns.
Ryan Tannehill (QB, Texas A&M) also had a comfortable day defeating Iowa State 33-17. Tannehill’s stat line read 23/42 for 249 yards and three touchdowns. The 5.9 yards per attempt average was surprisingly low, however.