Published September 5, 2012 - 12:00pm
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Heading into 2012, we knew this league was going to be stronger than in recent years at the quarterback position.
Several players have an opportunity to throw for 3,000 yards on the season, too. So, the quarterback position is a position of strength in the SEC.
Last Saturday, the big four quarterbacks in the SEC really played well for their teams. All of these guys are leaders for their team, and we will continue to track and monitor their progress throughout the season.
Tyler Wilson, Arkansas: Wilson set a record for the best passing night ever on opening night by a Razorback. He threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-24 win against Jacksonville State. He did it without his best receiver in Cobi Hamilton, basically the whole night.
Aaron Murray, Georgia: Murray might have started off the first half a little slower than he wanted, but he picked it up in the second half for sure. Murray connected on 15 of 26 of his passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-23 win over Buffalo. Murray threw touchdown passes of 63, 38 and 12 on the day. It created a little momentum heading into this week’s road test at Missouri.
Tyler Bray, Tennessee: Tyler Bray was the most explosive offensive player of week one. He came out a different player, and he looked and played more maturely than a year ago. Just before halftime, he fumbled at the goal line, but he did not let that affect him this year as it would have last year. Bray threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, completing 66 percent of his passes. He threw touchdown passes of 41 and 72.
AJ McCarron, Alabama: Alabama’s field general McCarron is stepping up to be a real leader in 2012. He was a cool customer this past weekend against Michigan, and you could really see his experience of winning the national championship last year pay off. McCarron threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns.