Kyle Trask leads Justin Fields


USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.


Look to the SEC for evidence of college football’s offensive evolution. In 2009, the conference had just one quarterback average more than 220 passing yards per game. So far this season, the league has three passers averaging more than 337 yards per game.

It’s a quarterback-driven sport, and the production at the position has never been better. Here’s a look at the best of the best — the 10 top quarterbacks in the Football Bowl Subdivision during a 2020 season when two dozen or more passers are under consideration.

1. Kyle Trask, Florida

It’s a sign of Trask’s production that the senior’s three touchdowns against Arkansas were his lowest single-game output of the season. He’s still sitting at an FBS-best 31 scores on the season, five more than the two quarterbacks tied in second, and

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Justin Herbert has career day as Chargers hold off Jets late – NFL Nation

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — It’s not a Los Angeles Chargers game without late-game dramatics. This time, they won, beating the New York Jets 34-28 after holding off a late New York drive to break their string of hard-luck, fourth-quarter losses.

With the win, the Chargers moved to 3-7 on the season, while the Jets fell to 0-10.

Once again, quarterback Justin Herbert was the star. He tied an NFL rookie record (set earlier this season by the Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow) with 37 completions, going 37-of-49 passing for 366 yards and three touchdown passes. He set a personal high for passing yards and a league rookie record for most games with at least three touchdown passes, as Sunday was the fifth time he has thrown three or more touchdown passes.

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Ohio State vs. Indiana score, takeaways: No. 3 Buckeyes overcome Justin Fields’ turnovers, edge No. 9 Hoosiers

No. 3 Ohio State held on to beat No. 9 Indiana 42-35 in a roller coaster of a game on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes were able to survive a couple of turnovers early in the game to take a 28-7 lead into the locker room at halftime, and it seemed they were well on their way to a comfortable victory. Indiana had other ideas.

While the Hoosiers weren’t able to capitalize on the turnovers early, they were able to exploit Ohio State’s secondary in the second half to make it a game. Time and again, Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. found open receivers in the secondary to cut into the Ohio State lead. The Hoosiers came back to make it a 42-35 game in the fourth quarter and then forced an Ohio State turnover on downs inside the Indiana 10-yard line late. That’s when the Buckeyes defense saved

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Kyle Trask, Justin Fields lead Lawrence


USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.


Florida quarterback Kyle Trask is the talk of college football.

Through six games, the senior has thrown 28 touchdowns in 211 attempts, putting him ahead of the record-setting pace set last season by LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who would win the Heisman Trophy in a landslide.

The competition for the Heisman is a bit stiffer in 2020. In terms of college production, in fact, this year’s quarterback class is ramping up to be one of the best in recent history.

Here’s a look at the best of the best — the 10 best Bowl Subdivision quarterbacks during a season when two dozen or more passers are under consideration.

1. Kyle Trask, Florida

Burrow played 15 games last season. Trask won’t play as many during this unique year. But if his current pace is extrapolated across

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Justin Fields Throws 50th Career Touchdown at Ohio State

The Ohio State Buckeyes’ high-octane offense is led by arguably the best player in college football, and he looked every bit the part in a memorable game Saturday night against Rutgers.

Buckeye quarterback Justin Fields threw his third touchdown pass of the game with 5:42 left in the second quarter, floating a perfect touch-pass into the back left corner of the end zone to Garrett Wilson. It gave Ohio State a comfortable 28-3 lead, the score had far more significance than that.

On that touchdown, Justin Fields threw his 50th career touchdown pass for the Buckeyes in just his 17th game. With that pass, he tied Art Schlichter (1978-81) for seventh place on the all-time program list.

As it turns out, it was a personal record day as well. For the first time in his college career, Fields threw five touchdown passes. He’s thrown four touchdown passes in a game

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Justin Herbert earns first career NFL win after another 300 yard performance

Oregon fans have known for years Justin Herbert is for real.

Now, following lots of unfounded draft scrutiny, the nation sees what Ducks fans have seen all along.

The former Ducks starting quarterback has been performing better than expected as the Chargers starting quarterback, becoming one of the frontrunners for Offensive Rookie of the Year in the process. However, his play wasn’t resulting in wins due to a poor Los Angeles second-half defense, missed field goals, and failed trick plays.  

But, Sunday Herbert’s fortune finally turned around as Herbert won his first career NFL game as the starter by defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars 39-29.

Herbert threw for 347 yards passing, three touchdowns, and even ran for a touchdown to go with 66 rushing yards. It was his third start of the season where he threw for 300 yards.

Throughout the game, Herbert showed his impressive physical tools and arm strength

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Justin Herbert looks for first career win for Chargers vs. Jaguars – NFL Nation

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Matchup rating: 25.3 | Spread: LAC -7.5 (49)

What to watch for: It’s Justin Herbert vs. Gardner Minshew — if Minshew plays, that is. He might be benched in favor of Mike Glennon. Herbert recalled facing Minshew in college, when he was at Oregon and Minshew was under center for Washington State. It’s an interesting battle of young QBs. Per research by the Elias Sports Bureau, Herbert needs 285 passing yards to have the fifth most in a player’s first five career games. And Minshew is coming off five consecutive games with 40-plus pass attempts, the longest streak in Jaguars history. — Shelley Smith

Bold prediction: The Jaguars will tie an NFL record by allowing the Chargers to score 30-plus points. That would mark the sixth consecutive game in a single season in which they’ve allowed 30 points. The Chargers have scored 58 points

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College football top 25 scores, overreactions, Week 8: Justin Fields officially joins the Heisman race

It’s late October and I’m still not sure what normal feels like. The Big Ten is back — as is the Mountain West — and college football feels more … complete. That’s true. It feels like the season is more of a reality. But there’s another reality, too. The reason the Big Ten started this late is because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and all signs points to our country heading in the wrong direction and straight into yet another wave of the virus. That backdrop combined with the Big Ten’s return has created a complex juxtaposition and it’s hard to have enough bandwidth for all of it. 

But college football’s more fulfilling schedule is still a good thing. The return of the Big Ten was eventful and being able to dive into all of it is what makes this so fun. While there were more games on Saturday than there

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner breaks franchise mark for career playoff homers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Justin Turner launched a first-inning homer Saturday in Game 4 of the World Series, surpassing Los Angeles Dodgers legend Duke Snider for the most postseason home runs in franchise history.

Turner’s 420-foot drive to center field off Tampa Bay Rays lefty Ryan Yarbrough gave him 12 postseason homers for his career and three since Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

Turner, a pending free agent, became the first player to hit first-inning home runs in consecutive World Series games. On Friday night, he homered to left field off righty Charlie Morton in the first inning of Game 3. 

The only other players with multiple first-inning homers in the same World Series, regardless of the game, are Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman in 2019 and Mickey Hatcher for the 1988 Dodgers.

Corey Seager followed with a solo homer off Yarbrough in the third, giving him

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Justin Jefferson is Off to a Historic Start to His NFL Career

If there’s one silver lining that can be taken from the Vikings’ dreadful 40-23 loss to the Falcons on Sunday, it’s that rookie receiver Justin Jefferson had another huge day. The 21-year-old LSU product shined in the second half, continuing to establish himself as an emerging star in the NFL and a beacon of hope for this franchise.

Jefferson caught nine of 11 targets for 166 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 341 yards and three scores over his past two outings as U.S. Bank Stadium. Those happen to be the two biggest games by a rookie (in terms of receiving yards) over the past three seasons.

After a down week in Seattle (three catches for 23 yards), Jefferson got back to his big-play ways against the Falcons. He recorded gains of 49, 35, 19, 18, and 17 yards on the day. As usual, he did it an a

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