Top 10 non-AQ quarterbacks

August, 13, 2010
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1.Case Keenum, Houston. On pace to set the NCAA record for passing yards in a career. Keenum has averaged 5,345 passing yards the past two seasons.

2.Kellen Moore, Boise State. Threw an astounding 39 touchdowns to only three interceptions last season. Both he and Keenum are generating early Heisman buzz.

3. Andy Dalton, TCU. You could make a case that Dalton is one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the country. Last season, he threw for 2,756 yards, 23 TDs and eight interceptions (62 percent completion percentage) and ran for another 512 yards and three scores.

4. Colin Kaepernick, Nevada. Part of a trio to rush for 1,000 yards at Nevada last season, setting an NCAA record. Kaepernick threw for 2,052 yards, 20 TDs and six INTs while also rushing for 1,183 yards and 16 TDs. Look for him to pass a bit more this season.

5. G.J. Kinne, Tulsa. The Texas transfer had 2,732 yards passing last season with 22 TDs to 10 INTs and also led the team in rushing with 393 yards and five TDs. Expected to be one of the top QBs in Conference USA behind Keenum.

6. Dwight Dasher, Middle Tennessee. Dasher threw for 2,789 yards, 23 touchdowns and 14 INTs, while adding 1,254 yards and 13 TDs on the ground (5.2 yards per rush). His 23 TDs set the school record and his performance against Southern Miss in the New Orleans Bowl set an NCAA record -- 201 yards rushing is the most ever by a QB in a bowl game.

7. Ricky Dobbs, Navy. Broke Tim Tebow’s NCAA record for rushing TDs by a QB last season with 27. He had 1,203 yards on the ground, leading the Midshipmen to a 10-win season.

8. Ryan Lindley, San Diego State. The potential is there for Lindley, who threw for 3,054 yards last season. But his TD-INT ratio was 23-16 and he only completed 54.7 percent of his passes. Lindley was transitioning to a new offensive style, so there are higher expectations this season.

9. Trevor Vittatoe, UTEP. Became the first UTEP quarterback to throw for 3,000 yards in three straight seasons. Last season he threw for 3,308 yards with 17 TDs to 13 INTs. With Donald Buckram joining him in the backfield, the Miners should be improved this season.

10. Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio). Became the starter in the fourth game of last season as a redshirt freshman and threw for 2,611 yards while completing 62 percent of his passes. He had more interceptions (16) than touchdowns (12), but should be vastly improved as a sophomore.

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