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quarterback Jameis Winston (5) congratulates fullback Freddie Stevenson (23) after a touchdown during the Seminoles spring game.(Photo: Melina Vastola, USA TODAY Sports)Marcus Mariota is the second favorite, behind Winston, to win the Heisman Trophy. The Ducks' signal caller has thrown for more than 30 touchdowns in each of his two seasons as a starter. Always a threat to run, Mariota has averaged more than seven yards per rushing attempt. 's high octane offense would average 50.4 points per game with Mariota and win 10.1 games in the regular season. The Ducks are our most likely Pac 12 Champion and the College Football Playoff runner up.
The Buckeyes and Urban Meyer are always a threat to win the national championship. Miller was one of just four quarterbacks to rush and throw for 1,000 yards last season. We projected the dual threat option to lead Ohio State to 10 regular season wins and score 44.1 points per game against an average FBS team. With Miller, the Buckeyes were our most likely Big Ten champion and earn the fourth seed in the College Football Playoff.
Substitute Maguire for Winston and the Noles still win the ACC Championship, but without Winston they only average 33.9 points per game and win 9.4 games on average. Converse All Star Chuck Taylor Grey
is the favorite to repeat as national champion, but what would happen if Sean Maguire, Jameis Winston's backup, started every game for the Seminoles? How important are the best quarterbacks in the country to their respective college football teams?
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earns the fourth seed in the College Football Playoff but does not repeat as champion.
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To answer these questions we simulated what would happen if the backups for college football's best quarterbacks (Winston, Ohio State's Braxton Miller, UCLA's Brett Hundley, 's Marcus Mariota, 's Bryce Converse All Star 2 Low Petty) started every game.
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) is helped to his feet after being hit in the fourth quarter of the 2014 Orange Bowl. Miller was injured in the first quarter of the game and had surgery a month later.(Photo: Robert Mayer, USA TODAY Sports)Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller is a two time Big Ten MVP and holds nine school records with more in his sights. But his 2014 season is over before it started after reaggravating an injury to his right throwing shoulder.
In the wake of Braxton Miller's shoulder troubles, Prediction Machine simulates worst case injury scenarios with the 2014 college football season's projected top quarterbacks.
Miller's condition highlights the at times tenuous nature of even college football's strongest programs.
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is our most likely National Champion.
has the greatest talent differential between starter and backup of the quarterbacks we have analyzed. With Jeff Lockie as the starter, the Ducks score 35.2 points per game against an average FBS team and win 8.9 games. wins the Pac 12 North but is defeated by UCLA in the conference championship game.
Gauging injury impact of college football's top QBs
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