One third of the college football season has now gone by. That is certainly depressing news. The Big East presidents are meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss who knows what (likely survival). However, on the field, the Big East had some good performances during the past week of games from the league's quarterbacks. Here's the updated Positive Impact Factor (what's this?) numbers through Week Four:
|Rank||QB||Team||Touches||Total TD||Neg Play||X Neg Play||X Pos Play||PIF|
|2||B.J. Daniels||South Florida||163||10||30.1||4.8||6.1||71.3|
|7||Geno Smith||West Virginia||194||9||35.6||45.9||4.6||23.2|
Of all of these quarterbacks, Johnny McEntee made the biggest leap forward with his 2 touchdown performance against Buffalo. McEntee was the last Big East quarterback to produce a touchdown this season and yet, his rate isn't far behind that of Tino Sunseri who moved up to 6th despite the loss to Notre Dame. Geno Smith dropped one spot but his rating took a big hit due to three turnovers against LSU. Although he produced two touchdowns, his percentage took a hit because of how many attempts it took to get them. Zach Collaros remained number one overall after a very solid game against N.C. State, but B.J. Daniels is getting closer after demolishing UTEP. Ryan Nassib remained in third place with another good game. Will Stein dropped one spot during the bye week. Chas Dodd was able to move into the top half of the league after a win over Ohio.
Now for the defenses:
|Rank||Team||Touches||Total TD||Neg Play||X Neg Play||X Pos Play||PIF|