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Ranking the Top 12 SuperWest Quarterbacks for 2024

Dane Miller's assessment of the best QBs from former Pac-12 schools, the Mountain West & BYU

Posted on June 1, 2024


  By Dane Miller, SuperWest Sports

The Pac-12 might have collapsed but the SuperWest lives on.

The 2024 College Football Season brings change across the country. Yet, no matter the conference affiliation of the teams in the West, the regional rivalries remain.

Here’s how I view the Top 12 Quarterbacks in the SuperWest Region (All Former Pac-12 schools, the Mountain West, and BYU) for the upcoming 2024 season.

[Watch Dane discuss his list on The Nick Bartlett Show on our YouTube Channel]

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1. Cam Rising, Utah
There is no Utah Football without Cam Rising.

From the day he took over the reins against San Diego State in 2021, the Utes have been on another level.

Two Rose Bowl appearances later, Rising returns to lead Utah into the Big 12 after missing all of last season.

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2. Shedeur Sanders, Colorado
An incompetent offensive line held Shedeur Sanders back.

He was sacked 52 times last season yet still managed a 27-to-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

But with questions surrounding his leadership and maturity, it’s fair to ask what he is really in it for.

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3. Dillon Gabriel, Oregon
The numbers don’t lie.

Dillon Gabriel threw 55 touchdowns to just 12 interceptions over two years at Oklahoma.

Entering his fifth full season of college football, Gabriel shouldn’t miss a beat under offensive coordinator Will Stein and Oregon’s elite offensive line.

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4. Noah Fifita, Arizona
Entering his redshirt sophomore season, Noah Fifita is set for an elite year.

A strong offensive line and receiving corps should help make him a star in the Big 12.

Still, the new Arizona coaching staff is implementing a different offense that must be proven on the field.

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5. Will Rogers, Washington
The SEC’s all-time leader in pass completions is set to thrive under Jedd Fisch’s offense.

Running a system that beats opponents before the snap even occurs, Rogers just has to execute the throws the defense gives him.

The results should speak for themselves.

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6. Chandler Rogers, Cal
The transfer from North Texas put up numbers in the American Athletic Conference.

Rogers threw 29 touchdowns to just five interceptions with 3,382 yards passing.

He is mobile, too, rushing for 180 yards with four touchdowns despite getting sacked 33 times.

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7. Mikey Keene, Fresno State
As a redshirt sophomore, Mikey Keene started 11 games for Fresno State.

He led the Bulldogs to an eight-win season with road victories over Purdue and Arizona State.

Entering his second year as the starter, the Mountain West is his for the taking.

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Ashley Landis/AP

8. Ethan Garbers, UCLA
A solid decision-maker with mobility, Ethan Garbers is a capable player.

He rushed for 127 yards while completing 67.1 percent of his passes last season.

Entering 2024 as the defacto starter in Westwood, Garbers shouldn’t be overlooked.

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USATSI

9. Miller Moss, USC
Miller Moss torched Louisville in the Holiday Bowl but is mostly untested.

Without the on-field proof, he doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt.

Lincoln Riley might even be inclined to look into the transfer portal to address his quarterback situation.

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George Walker IV/AP

10. Brayden Schager, Hawai’i
The senior Hawaii quarterback led the Mountain West in passing yards and touchdown passes last season.

Schager has started 26 games throughout his career and ended last year No. 13 nationally in passing yards.

Entering the season as a third-year starter, Schager is well-positioned to produce.

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Michael Madrid/USA TODAY Sports

11. Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi, Colorado State
As a redshirt freshman, Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi threw for 3,460 yards with 22 touchdowns.

Those numbers are impressive, but his 16 interceptions were not.

With a year of experience under his belt, Fowler-Nicolosi should take a step forward in 2024.

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Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

12. Elijah Brown, Stanford
Perhaps it’s a shot in the dark, but true freshman Elijah Brown appears primed to start for Stanford in 2024.

Ranked as the No. 11 quarterback in his class, Brown is a four-star product who enrolled on the Farm in January.

With Troy Taylor to guide him, the true freshman might burst onto the scene.

Honorable Mention: Fernando Mendoza, Cal

Leadership doesn’t always have a quantifiable effect. But in Fernando Mendoza’s case, it leads to wins.

The rising sophomore began last season as California’s third-string quarterback and ended up starting eight games while leading the Bears to bowl eligibility.




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