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Best First-Half Power 5 Conference Quarterbacks  Name School 1st Half QB Rating 1 Treon Harris Florida 237.22 2 Seth Russell Baylor 214.19 3 Trevone...

Best First-Half Power 5 Conference Quarterbacks 

Name School 1st Half QB Rating
1 Treon Harris Florida 237.22
2 Seth Russell Baylor 214.19
3 Trevone Boykin TCU 188.75
4 Cody Kessler USC 182.31
5 Brandon Allen Arkansas 179.84
6 Baker Mayfield Oklahoma 173
7 Kevin Hogan Stanford 172.77
8 Will Grier Florida 172.58
9 Jacoby Brissett NC State 172.5
10 Luke Falk Wash St 170.98
11 Chad Kelly Ole Miss 170.79
12 Patrick Mahomes II Texas Tech 168.89
13 Nate Peterman Pittsburgh 166.44
14 Kyle Allen Texas A&M 165.69
15 Jared Goff California 165.55
16 Justin Thomas Ga Tech 160.68
17 Skyler Howard WVU 158.55
18 Dak Prescott Mississippi State 156.42
19 Connor Cook Mich St 156.15
20 Sean White Auburn 155.56
21 Deshaun Watson Clemson 153.89
22 Marquise Williams N Carolina 153.68
23 Nate Sudfeld Indiana 152.22
24 Jerrod Heard Texas 152.13
25 Matt Johns Virginia 152.12
26 Sam Richardson Iowa State 151.67
27 Chris Laviano Rutgers 148.19
28 Vernon Adams Jr. Oregon 148.05
29 Cardale Jones Ohio State 147.69
30 DeShone Kizer Notre Dame 147.58
31 Greyson Lambert Georgia 146.47
32 John Wolford Wk Forest 146.45
33 Anu Solomon Arizona 145.3
34 Travis Wilson Utah 144.32
35 Brad Kaaya Miami (Fl) 142.33
36 C.J. Beathard Iowa 141.65
37 Joel Stave Wisconsin 141.42
38 Mason Rudolph Okla St 140.35
39 Josh Rosen UCLA 140.23
40 Brenden Motley Va Tech 140.11
41 Sefo Liufau Colorado 136.92
42 Tommy Armstrong Jr. Nebraska 136.79
43 Jake Coker Alabama 133
44 Drew Lock Missouri 132.52
45 Patrick Towles Kentucky 130.59
46 Everett Golson FSU 129.39
47 Thomas Sirk Duke 128.51
48 Joshua Dobbs Tennessee 128.48
49 Christian Hackenberg Penn State 126.96
50 Tanner Mangum BYU 125.72
51 Lamar Jackson Louisville 122.45
52 Mike Bercovici Ariz St 122.42
53 Jake Browning Washington 122.1
54 Wes Lunt Illinois 121.86
55 Jake Rudock Michigan 121.05
56 Kyle Bolin Louisville 118.34
57 Perry Hills Maryland 111.85
58 Maty Mauk Missouri 111.78
59 Johnny McCrary Vanderbilt 111.01
60 Mitch Leidner Minnesota 109.34
61 Montell Cozart Kansas 106.08
62 Ryan Willis Kansas 106.08
63 Kendall Hinton Wk Forest 102.1
64 David Blough Purdue 101.45
65 Perry Orth South Carolina 98.89
66 Seth Collins Oregon St 98.54
67 Joe Hubener Kansas St 96.46
68 Clayton Thorson N’western 89.91
69 Jeremy Johnson Auburn 76.11
70 Caleb Rowe Maryland 69.47

All stats are passer ratings gathered from cfbstats.com for the first seven weeks of the 2015 season. I’m essentially looking at current/ex starting quarterbacks and backups who have played heavy minutes (sometimes as former starters).

More rankings below

Best Fourth-Quarter Quarterbacks 

Name School 3rd Qter Rating 4th qter Rating
1 Anu Solomon Arizona 151.39 336.6
2 Trevone Boykin TCU 149.18 222.83
3 Seth Russell Baylor 199.49 198.96
4 Everett Golson FSU 175.37 194.33
5 Deshaun Watson Clemson 150.32 193.18
6 DeShone Kizer Notre Dame 147.83 188.2
7 Marquise Williams N Carolina 128.62 187.5
8 C.J. Beathard Iowa 102.65 164.5
9 Montell Cozart Kansas 144.68 159.67
10 Mason Rudolph Okla St 141.52 152.63
11 Josh Rosen UCLA 113.26 150.85
12 Cardale Jones Ohio State 119.12 148.23
13 Kevin Hogan Stanford 190.42 147.24
14 Baker Mayfield Oklahoma 208.92 146.87
15 Tommy Armstrong Jr. Nebraska 120.88 144.64
16 Kyle Allen Texas A&M 108.39 142.46
17 Matt Johns Virginia 84.32 141.68
18 Tanner Mangum BYU 140.85 140.48
19 Brad Kaaya Miami (Fl) 155.08 138.4
20 Chris Laviano Rutgers 193.26 138.35
21 Luke Falk Wash St 127.01 138.16
22 Nate Peterman Pittsburgh 158.16 136.84
23 Patrick Mahomes II Texas Tech 122.54 136.12
24 Will Grier Florida 89.7 135.57
25 Jeremy Johnson Auburn 237.06 135.47
26 Joel Stave Wisconsin 101.69 135.23
27 Dak Prescott Mississippi State 134.39 134.95
28 Chad Kelly Ole Miss 158.34 134.52
29 Greyson Lambert Georgia 169.3 130.9
30 Sean White Auburn 60.39 129.22
31 Joshua Dobbs Tennessee 131.39 128.55
32 Mike Bercovici Ariz St 143.72 125.95
33 Joe Hubener Kansas St 89.22 124.3
34 Patrick Towles Kentucky 134.64 123.16
35 Treon Harris Florida 106.55 122.31
36 Nate Sudfeld Indiana 202.64 120.63
37 Kyle Bolin Louisville 107.77 120.55
38 Lamar Jackson Louisville 114.69 120.1
39 Seth Collins Oregon St 102.27 119.35
40 Jake Coker Alabama 146.8 118.23
41 Wes Lunt Illinois 121.61 115.76
42 Vernon Adams Jr. Oregon 237.2 115.54
43 Ryan Willis Kansas 127.77 115.03
44 Connor Cook Mich St 150.6 113.86
45 Mitch Leidner Minnesota 139.22 113.71
46 Cody Kessler USC 184.9 112.84
47 Justin Thomas Ga Tech 127.14 112.76
48 Jake Rudock Michigan 123.86 112.74
49 Brandon Allen Arkansas 129.58 111.32
50 Thomas Sirk Duke 136.76 110.81
51 Sefo Liufau Colorado 139.33 110.31
52 Brenden Motley Va Tech 124.36 109.42
53 David Blough Purdue 88.51 107.81
54 Perry Orth South Carolina 176.67 104.61
55 Jerrod Heard Texas 110.29 104.08
56 Johnny McCrary Vanderbilt 111.13 103.13
57 Travis Wilson Utah 146.24 102.63
58 Jake Browning Washington 139.99 101.23
59 Christian Hackenberg Penn State 129.02 101.09
60 Drew Lock Missouri 36.46 97.73
61 Jacoby Brissett NC State 122.54 94.16
62 Skyler Howard WVU 173.13 91.79
63 Clayton Thorson N’western 128.14 90.54
64 Caleb Rowe Maryland 69.71 88.36
65 Kendall Hinton Wk Forest 116.02 88.08
66 Jared Goff California 207.38 85.52
67 Sam Richardson Iowa State 155.48 82.94
68 Perry Hills Maryland 131.1 69.02
69 Maty Mauk Missouri 151.75 66.94
70 John Wolford Wk Forest 152.98 64.02

Biggest Uptick in Fourth Quarter Performance Relative to First Half Performance

Name School Diff b/t 1st Half and 4th quarter
1 Anu Solomon Arizona 191.3
2 Everett Golson FSU 64.94
3 Jeremy Johnson Auburn 59.36
4 Montell Cozart Kansas 53.59
5 DeShone Kizer Notre Dame 40.62
6 Deshaun Watson Clemson 39.29
7 Trevone Boykin TCU 34.08
8 Marquise Williams N Carolina 33.82
9 Joe Hubener Kansas St 27.84
10 C.J. Beathard Iowa 22.85
11 Seth Collins Oregon St 20.81
12 Caleb Rowe Maryland 18.89
13 Tanner Mangum BYU 14.76
14 Mason Rudolph Okla St 12.28
15 Josh Rosen UCLA 10.62
16 Ryan Willis Kansas 8.95
17 Tommy Armstrong Jr. Nebraska 7.85
18 David Blough Purdue 6.36
19 Perry Orth South Carolina 5.72
20 Mitch Leidner Minnesota 4.37
21 Mike Bercovici Ariz St 3.53
22 Kyle Bolin Louisville 2.21
23 Clayton Thorson N’western 0.63
24 Cardale Jones Ohio State 0.54
25 Joshua Dobbs Tennessee 0.07
26 Lamar Jackson Louisville -2.35
27 Brad Kaaya Miami (Fl) -3.93
28 Wes Lunt Illinois -6.1
29 Joel Stave Wisconsin -6.19
30 Patrick Towles Kentucky -7.43
31 Johnny McCrary Vanderbilt -7.88
32 Jake Rudock Michigan -8.31
33 Chris Laviano Rutgers -9.84
34 Matt Johns Virginia -10.44
35 Kendall Hinton Wk Forest -14.02
36 Jake Coker Alabama -14.77
37 Seth Russell Baylor -15.23
38 Greyson Lambert Georgia -15.57
39 Thomas Sirk Duke -17.7
40 Jake Browning Washington -20.87
41 Dak Prescott Mississippi State -21.47
42 Kyle Allen Texas A&M -23.23
43 Kevin Hogan Stanford -25.53
44 Christian Hackenberg Penn State -25.87
45 Baker Mayfield Oklahoma -26.13
46 Sean White Auburn -26.34
47 Sefo Liufau Colorado -26.61
48 Nate Peterman Pittsburgh -29.6
49 Brenden Motley Va Tech -30.69
50 Nate Sudfeld Indiana -31.59
51 Vernon Adams Jr. Oregon -32.51
52 Patrick Mahomes II Texas Tech -32.77
53 Luke Falk Wash St -32.82
54 Drew Lock Missouri -34.79
55 Chad Kelly Ole Miss -36.27
56 Will Grier Florida -37.01
57 Travis Wilson Utah -41.69
58 Connor Cook Mich St -42.29
59 Perry Hills Maryland -42.83
60 Maty Mauk Missouri -44.84
61 Justin Thomas Ga Tech -47.92
62 Jerrod Heard Texas -48.05
63 Skyler Howard WVU -66.76
64 Brandon Allen Arkansas -68.52
65 Sam Richardson Iowa State -68.73
66 Cody Kessler USC -69.47
67 Jacoby Brissett NC State -78.34
68 Jared Goff California -80.03
69 John Wolford Wk Forest -82.43
70 Treon Harris Florida -114.91
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