There’s a nice post over at cfbstats.com about which quarterbacks got off to the best start on their team’s opening drives this season. If you saw the graphic CBS posted during the SECCG, it’s no surprise that Cam Newton leads the list, but I’m more impressed right now with the fifth name there, UCF’s Jeff Godfrey. Here’s the line that the next quarterback Georgia faces has compiled in his (true!) freshman season: 21 for 28, 263 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs and a 189.26 passer rating. It’s that last stat which ranks fifth nationally on the list.
Those numbers ain’t bad, particularly for a true freshman. They show he’s got some skills and an offensive coordinator who does a good job scripting opening series. Given Georgia’s defense’s track record during opponent’s opening drives this season, that has the potential to lead to an anxious moment or two early on.