10. Carson Beck (Georgia)
Previous ranking: 8
It was an up and down first start for Beck as Georgia started slow against UT-Martin, although the Dawgs ended up winning big (48-7). Beck showed some promise, but also missed on a few throws. Overall for the game he ended up going 21-of-31 passing for 294 passing yards, 1 passing TD, and 1 rushing TD.
Up next, Beck and Georgia will take on Ball State at Noon Eastern on Saturday. This should be another game where Georgia will be heavily favored, and Georgia will hope that Beck will be more comfortable in his second start.
9. Jalen Milroe (Alabama)
Previous ranking: Outside preseason top 10
There were a lot of eyes on Milroe this week as he won arguably the SEC’s tightest QB competition, and he frequently found the end-zone as Alabama blew past Middle Tennessee 56-7. Milroe went 13-of-18 passing, 194 passing yards, 48 rushing yards, 3 passing TD’s, and 2 rushing TD’s. Milroe did just about everything Alabama asked of him in Week 1, both through the air and on the ground.
Next week comes what might be the big test for Milroe, a highly anticipated top-15 battle with Texas Saturday night in primetime (7:00 pm Eastern). This could be the game where Milroe either clamps down the QB job and truly takes off, or there could be more questions than answers if things go sideways.