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College Football Week 1: 10 QBs Who Stood Out

College Football Week 1: 10 QBs Who Stood Out

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It was quite an exciting start to the College Football season as fans were delighted with a slew of high scoring contests. The QB play especially shined in Week 1 as a number of signal callers went off for gigantic games. While there were far more than just 10 outstanding performances in College Football's first week, these are the young stars who shined the brightest.

10. Christian Hackenberg: Penn State

Christian Hackenberg Penn St.
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10. Christian Hackenberg: Penn St.

Christian Hackenberg Penn St.
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Stats: 32/47 - 457 yards, one TD

This sophomore QB had an excellent game and saved his best for last by leading his Nittany Lions offense down the field for a game winning scoring drive in the game's final minute.

9. Bo Wallace: Ole Miss

Bo Wallace Mississippi
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9. Bo Wallace: Ole Miss

Bo Wallace Mississippi
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Stats: 25/36 - 387 yards, four TDs

Wallace helped turn a close game into a blowout by tossing three fourth quarter TD passes.

8. Jameis Winston: Florida St.

Jameis Winston Florida St.
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8. Jameis Winston: Florida St.

Jameis Winston Florida St.
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Stats: 25/40 - 370 yards, one TD
One Rush TD

It wasn't the best performance of his career, but the Heisman winner used his arms and legs well enough to hold off an upset-minded Oklahoma St. team.

7. Anu Solomon: Arizona

Anu Solomon Arizona
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7. Anu Solomon: Arizona

Anu Solomon Arizona
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Stats: 25/44 - 425 yards, four TDs
Eight rush - 50 yards

Solomon's first career start was a roaring success as he made the UNLV defense resemble a certain type of tasty cheese.

6. Cody Kessler: USC

Cody Kessler USC
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6. Cody Kessler: USC

Cody Kessler USC
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Stats: 25/37 - 394 yards, four TDs
Eight rush - 28 yards, one TD

The off-the-field turmoil didn't affect USC's top QB, as Kessler picked apart the Fresno St. defense with ease.

5. Everett Golson: Notre Dame

Everett Golson: Notre Dame
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5. Everett Golson: Notre Dame

Everett Golson: Notre Dame
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Stats: 14/22 - 295 yards, two TDs
12 rush - 41 yards, three TDs

Golson returned after missing all of last season and promptly torched the Rice Owls for five TDs. This kid could really be in for a big season.

4. Connor Halliday: Washington St.

Connor Halliday Washington St.
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4. Connor Halliday: Washington St.

Connor Halliday Washington St.
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Stats: 40/56 - 532 yards, five TDs

His team may have lost the game, but you certainly can't put much blame on the senior QB. Halliday looks to be in for another gargantuan season in 2014.

3. Taysom Hill: BYU

Taysom Hill BYU
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3. Taysom Hill: BYU

Taysom Hill BYU
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Stats: 28/36 - 308 yards, three TDs
12 rush - 97 yards, two TDs

Utilizing both his arm and legs, Hill led BYU to an easy blowout win over Connecticut.

2. Brandon Doughty: Western Kentucky

Brandon Doughty Western Kentucky
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2. Brandon Doughty: Western Kentucky

Brandon Doughty Western Kentucky
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Stats: 46/56 - 569 yards, six TDs

Bowling Green ranked No. 6 in total defense among all FBS schools in 2013, but Doughty made the Falcons look like a Pee Wee football squad on Friday.

1. Kenny Hill: Texas A&M

Kenny Hill Texas A&M
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1. Kenny Hill: Texas A&M

Kenny Hill Texas A&M
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Stats: 44/60 - 511 yards, three TDs

Johnny who? The Aggie's offense didn't skip a beat as they moved on from the Manziel era. Hill was absolutely electric as he picked apart a strong South Carolina defense and led his team to a blowout victory.

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