6. Jordan Ta’amu – Ole Miss
The Ole Miss offense has come out of the gates firing and a lot of that has to do with star quarterback Jordan Ta’amu. They blew Texas Tech out of the water 47-27, then put up a ridiculous 76 points against Southern Illinois.
Ta’amu has been leading the charge and putting up gaudy numbers. He’s completed 69.2 percent of his passes for 784 yards, seven touchdowns, no interceptions and a 206.1 quarterback rating. Those are the kind of numbers a Heisman candidate puts up.
The Rebels are in a bit of a rebuild after facing sanctions from the NCAA. Not much was expected of them this season but they might be OK with that. They’ve come out with a chip on their shoulder and playing like they want to make a statement.
They have a chance to make the biggest statement this weekend against No. 1 Alabama.