5 MAC Quarterbacks Who Could Be Playing On Sundays
5 MAC Quarterbacks That Could Be Playing On Sundays
The MAC has been known to put out some quality football players over the years and many of whom have been able to make NFL rosters. The conference has always prided itself on playing disciplined and aggressive football. After Eric Fisher was selected as the top pick in last year’s NFL draft, many scouts and fans are zeroing in on the MAC as a hotbed of potential NFL talent.
With the success of the Northern Illinois Huskies last year and their ability to break into a BCS bowl game, more fans have started to pay attention to the MAC on Saturdays. This season, the MAC has seen some quality offensive play that is among the top 20 in the country.
Northern Illinois has the sixth ranked rushing offense in the nation averaging 307.5 rushing yards per game. Led behind a solid veteran offensive line, the Huskies have been able to pound the football at will against opposing defenses.
The Ball State Cardinals have an aerial assault that is ranked 15th in the nation and is averaging 325.7 passing yards per game. The Cardinals' big-play wide receiver tandem of Willie Snead and Jordan Williams have combined for 121 receptions for 1,849 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Along with the staggering offensive statistics, the conference has also seen some solid quarterback play. These players have led their respective teams to some surprise performances and upsets. While other conferences are gaining most of the recognition, these players have an opportunity to be playing on Sundays in the future.
Here are five players that have the ability to play on the next level.
5. Terrance Owens-Toledo
The senior has good size at 6-foot-4 and throws a very good deep ball. Owens has struggled in 2013 with consistency, but he has been battling injuries throughout the season. Owens has completed 60.8 percent of his passes with 8 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in 2013. He can be a late round pick and grow behind a starter in the NFL.
4. Kyle Pohl-Akron
Pohl is only a sophomore and has great size (6-foot-3, 213 pounds) and arm strength. On the year, Pohl has completed 55.8 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. However, he has stepped up in big games (Michigan) and has two more seasons to grow under head coach Terry Bowden.
3. Tyler Tetteton-Ohio
All Tyler Tettleton does is win ball games The senior has amassed a 24-10 record in his career at Ohio. The senior has improved year in and year out since becoming a full-time starter in 2011. He has led his team to two straight bowl victories and is having a solid season. In 2013, he has completed 68 percent of his passes with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions.
2. Jordan Lynch-Northern Illinois
Jordan Lynch has made fans forget about former Huskies' starter Chandler Harnish. The senior can beat you with his legs or his arm. Through 2013, Lynch has completed 62.9 percent of his passes with 18 touchdowns and five interceptions.
1. Keith Wenning-Ball State
Keith Wenning could be the most underrated quarterback in the country. The senior leads a passing attack that is 15th in the nation averaging 325.7 passing yards per game. The senior is cool under pressure and can stretch the field in the vertical passing game. Wenning has great size at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds with a "live" arm. He can make every throw and makes solid decisions that puts his team in a position to capitalize against any defense. Through 2013, he has completed 62.4 percent of his passes with 23 touchdowns and five interceptions while leading his team to a 8-1 record.