Nix, Rogers headline big week for QBC’s FBS quarterbacks

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QB Country’s Clutch Performers list returns this week with QBC-trained quarterbacks that have been lighting it up on Saturdays through the first month of the college football season.

Bo Nix led Auburn to its first win at LSU since 1999, engineering a late fourth-quarter drive to cap a 24-19 come-from-behind thriller. Bo finished 23-of-44 for 255 yards, with one touchdown through the air and one on the ground. He had arguably the play of the week in all of college football, running sideline to sideline evading LSU pressure and delivering a 24-yard touchdown strike to Tyler Fromm. For his efforts, Bo earned SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Sharing SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors with Bo is Will Rogers, who picked up a Manning Award Star of the Week after leading Mississippi State to a 26-22 road upset over Texas A & M. Will completed 46-of-59 passes (78%) for 408 yards with three touchdowns without an interception. On the season he has completed 75.7% of his passes for 1,862 yards with 14 touchdowns and two interceptions.
Sam Howell passed for 321 yards and three touchdowns to lead UNC to a 38-7 victory against in-state neighbor Duke. Sam completed 18 of 32 passes without an interception, helping the Tar Heels keep the “Victory Bell” — the prize for the annual rivalry game.

Grayson McCall’s strong play continued as he went 13-13 for 242 yards and 2 TDs — all in the first half — in a 59-6 rout of LA- Monroe. Gray leads the nation in passing efficiency and completion percentage (80.23%) and his current steak of 15 straight completions is one shy of a school record.

Other Notables:

A week after coming on in the second half to complete six of eight passes for 81 yards and a touchdown in guiding Notre Dame to a 41-13 victory over No. 18 Wisconsinin Chicago, Drew Pyne provided a spark and in the Irish’s loss to No. 5 Cincinnati, throwing for 143 yards and a touchdown pass.

While competing for playing time in a crowded #2 ranked Georgia quarterback room, Stetson Bennett continued his strong play going 7-11 for 72 yards in a win over No. 13 Arkansas. Stetson currently leads all Bulldogs quarterbacks with six passing touchdowns on the season and has thrown for more than 500 yards and connected on 73% of his passes this season. In Georgia’s win over UAB, Bennett tied a school record for five touchdown passes in a game, earning him SEC co-offensive player of the week, as well as National Performer of the week.

Levi Lewis has the Louisiana-Lafayette off to a hot 4-1 start and guided the Ragin’ Cajuns to a 20-18 win over a strong South Alabama squad last week. Over the past four games (all victories), Levi is 66-for-109 with 814 yards, six touchdowns and one interception and has added 164 yards on the ground.