Who Is The Best Mountain West Quarterback?
Last year was the year of the running back; this is the year of the quarterback.
Who would you take to lead your team at quarterback?
There were only three games this week in Mountain West play in that Week 0 matchups but that does give us some info on the quarterback situation, which we will rank each and every week.
Just off of last week’s play the order of those who saw time would be Colorado State’s Nick Stevens, Hawaii’s Dru Brown and then San Jose State’s Josh Love and then his backup Montel Aaron.
Now, did any of these performances change the overall rankings. Well, let’s find out.
Look for these to be revisited each and every week through the season.
12. Josh Love, San Jose State (PV: 12)
Until Love is officially named the starter he probably will not move up from this position. He was listed as a co-starter with Montel Aaron and both played in the loss to South Florida. Love ended up completing 18 of 36 passes for 192 yards with two touchdowns but three interceptions.
11. Chason Virgil, Fresno State (PV: 11)
Virgil is officially the starting quarterback as Fresno State opens up against Incarnate Word this Saturday. He beat out Oregon State transfer Marcus McMaryion and JUCO transfer Jorge Reyna. Head coach Jeff Tedford said multiple quarterbacks could play on Saturday.
10. Armani Rogers, UNLV (PV: 10)
Nothing much new here as the Rebels ending fall camp but Rogers could be down one weapon as starting wide receiver Kendal Keys is a game-time decision with a knee injury.
9. David Cornwell, Nevada (PV: 9)
David Cornwell will be tested on the road at Northwestern this week in what will be his first-ever collegiate game where he actually throws a pass.
8. Christian Chapman, San Diego State (PV: 8)
There is one less quarterback to possibly sneak away reps from Chapman. Rutgers transfer Chris Laviano was not on the two-deep and has decided to transfer once again and pursue a lacrosse career. Ryan Agnew is the backup
7. Kent Myers, Utah State (PV: 7)
Friday night against Wisconsin in Madison is a huge opportunity for Myers to showcase the new David Yost up-tempo and spread ’em out offensive attack.
6. Lamar Jordan, New Mexico (PV: 6)
With Jordan being the guy for New Mexico he will get a chance to prove us right or wrong on using the hashtag #Throwbos. Please, Lamar don’t make us look bad.
5. Arion Worthman, Air Force (PV: 5)
How much will a full spring of being the guy help Worthman heading into 2017? Well, we probably won’t know until Air Force plays and FBS opponent; the Falcons open up against VMI.
4. Dru Brown, Hawaii (PV: 4)
Brown led Hawaii to a come from behind victory over UMass on the road and looked good doing so. He completed 25 of 38 passes for 391 yards to go along with three touchdowns and one interception. He found his go-to wide out in John Ursua who caught 10 passes for 272 yards and a score.
3. Josh Allen, Wyoming (PV: 2)
Not playing is the only reason Josh Allen moves down on this list, but he can shoot up to one of the top two spots with a big game on the road against Iowa this weekend.
2. Brett Rypien, Boise State (PV: 1)
The same for Brett Rypien for him moving down is because he did not play. Saturday afternoon when Boise State hosts Troy will be an over looked game as the Trojans have a very good chance of winning the Sun Belt and have a good quarterback in their own in Brandon Silvers.
1. Nick Stevens (PV: 3)
In the opener against Oregon State, Stevens shredded a not-so-good Beavers defense defense by completing 26 of 29 passes for 334 yards with three touchdowns with one interception. Facing off against Colorado which has a much better defense and will either solidify this spot or cause him to fall down a few spots.