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PFF ranked all 130 starting QBs, Sawyer Smith ranked No. 130

Pro Football Focus, one of the most trusted sources for college football performance statistics, ranked every starting quarterback in the country through the first six weeks of the season, and Kentucky’s Sawyer Smith is dead last on the list.

Of the 130 teams in college football, Sawyer Smith is 130th (130 out of 130) among those teams’ starting quarterbacks, per PFF’s performance grades. Smith leads the entire nation in “turnover-worthy passes,” says the website:

With only three starts under his belt, Smith has actually uncorked more turnover-worthy passes than any other quarterback in football. His 18 TWPs are the most through Week 6 in any season in PFF College history and his 11 TWPs in his outing against Mississippi State are the most in one game, ever. The loss of Terry Wilson looks all that more harmful with Smith putting forth those numbers.

OK, hold up. Can’t he get a little bit of leeway for taking over for an injured starting quarterback two weeks into the season, after he had only been on campus a couple of months? Or how about how he has like 15 injured body parts right now and tried to play through them at South Carolina, which obviously affecting his throwing?

I don’t like this list. Not one bit. Although, I’m excited to see Lynn Bowden ranked ahead of Tua, Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts, Jake Fromm and Justin Fields when the rankings are updated again to reflect Bowden’s dominance as UK’s new starting QB.

[PFF Rankings: College starting quarterback rankings through Week 6]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

18 Comments for PFF ranked all 130 starting QBs, Sawyer Smith ranked No. 130

  1. Wade
    5:15 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

    Wonder what he ranked after fl game I was confident in sawyer but injury’s must be too hard to overcome right now and stoop sis to blame imo smith is better than a few of those I’m sure but stats tell all as of now. Wonder what that does to his mindset and stoops saying he will play this week. Smh at these coaches this yr

    • mashburnfan1
      8:58 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

      Goes back to the question. If he was that injured WHY did Eddie Gran call the most passing plays in the last 2 games that he has ever called while here? Why do you wait till you have a so called badly injured backup QB to decide to air it out 35-40 times? Guy is clueless despite his many years of experience.

  2. cozbob
    5:36 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

    Is that good? lol

  3. Realme
    5:37 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

    Well that should be good for his confidence once he heals and is ready to come back.

  4. ChetSteadmansSalisburySteak
    5:43 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

    So there’s room for improvement.

  5. cmgormanjr1
    5:58 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

    This ranking is typical how things can be distorted. He almost (should’ve) been the starting QB that beat Florida, whose playing like a legit top 5-7 team.

    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      6:10 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

      Almost win doesn’t count. Still an L.

    • mashburnfan1
      8:55 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

      Was not his fault we lost, the staff got scared and shut down the offense and defense trying “not to lose” instead of trying to win. Even with all the bad play calls on both sides, if we simply QB sneak {the play we got 3 yards on twice} or give to the big back CROD on 4th and 1 we probably still win it. Also even with all those bad calls it was a 35 yard FG miss away. Smith was not perfect this game, was darn good though, but in no way lost it for us even with 2 terrible turnovers, 1 to start each half.

    • 4evrUKBlue
      10:39 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

      And mashbum the football apologist and one sport “fan”

    • 4evrUKBlue
      10:44 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

      Oh and he’s a liar, a fraud and the turd in the punchbowl.

  6. TonyMontana
    6:37 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink


    • J. Did
      7:38 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink


      Dude was injured.

  7. J. Did
    6:41 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

    Bummer. I’m sure he feels the same. It is what it is. Despite the furiously incessant injuries. Team is not deep enough. Instead of “Bring It”, perhaps the mantra should be: Reload. And then: RUN MOFO.

  8. Bluebloodtoo
    6:55 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

    Unfortunately, THESE rankings are hugely based on statistical data, so all those subjective things aren’t going to be judged. That’s the downside of using data.

  9. njcat54
    7:39 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

    These same guys ranked him higher than Terry Wilson before the season started.

    They must just read stats and leave it at that. No further investigation necessary. Such clowns.

  10. Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
    9:54 pm October 9, 2019 Permalink

    He should be last. Glass Joe here can’t even finish a game.

  11. BluKudzu
    1:46 am October 10, 2019 Permalink

    Yes, things are bad. HOW BAD? We have the 130th best quarterback throwing touchdowns for the other teams.
    And an OC that calls for him to do so.
    Basically, you could put a 4th team OG under center and get similar results.

  12. Steady
    6:43 am October 10, 2019 Permalink

    Walker Wood must be terrible.