Stat Line: 37 completions, 76 attempts, 645 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 4 interceptions – 127 rushing attempts, 598 yards, 4.7 yards per carry, 9 touchdowns
Marshall this season has been up-and-down for the Yellow Jackets. The senior quarterback still struggles to throw the ball, completing just 47.4% of his passes this season. On the ground, Marshall has taken a step back from where he was a year ago it seems but is still on pace to most likely break 1,000 yards on the season. That being said, Marshall still struggles or almost refuses to make the right reads and pitches on some plays which has definitely hurt the Yellow Jackets offensively at times. Marshall hasn’t been a hindrance for the offense too much as the Jackets are still averaging 37.4 points per game but he has had his fair share of “what-if” plays when it comes to making the right read or pitch. He’ll need to have a big last five weeks for the Yellow Jackets to make a bowl game.
Stat Line: 4 completions, 9 attempts, 62 passing yards, 1 touchdown – 64 rushing attempts, 445-yards, 7 yards per carry, 7 touchdowns
Oliver this season has played quite a bit as a backup quarterback as TaQuon Marshall has been hampered by a leg or foot injury for most of the season. That being said, when Oliver is on the field you can see quite a bit potential in the redshirt freshman quarterback and how the offense runs when he’s on the field. For the most part, when Oliver has played, the offense has moved swiftly and consistently and has put together three phenomenal performances against South Florida, Bowling Green, and Louisville. He struggled against Clemson and Duke but the whole offense did in those games as well, so you can’t knock him too much for those performances, especially as a backup. Oliver at this point may enter next year’s quarterback competition as the leading candidate for the starting job.