Feleipe Franks vs. Drew Lock, Jordan Cronkrite nearing milestone and more college football notes

If Bucs fans want to start scouting quarterback options in the NFL draft, keep an eye on Duke-Miami.
Even after struggling against Georgia, Florida Gators QB Feleipe Franks has similar stats to NFL talent Drew Lock. [ BRONTE WITTPENN | Times ]
Even after struggling against Georgia, Florida Gators QB Feleipe Franks has similar stats to NFL talent Drew Lock. [ BRONTE WITTPENN | Times ]
Published November 2 2018

Franks talk

While Florida QB Feleipe Franks isn't losing his starting job, he's also not winning over many detractors in the fan base. But his numbers are comparable to the future first rounder he'll face, Missouri's Drew Lock:

Yards per pass

Franks: 7.4

Lock: 7.7

Touchdowns/interceptions

Franks: 16/6

Lock: 16/6

Completion percentage

Franks: 57.1

Lock: 60.6

Passing efficiency

Franks: 139.76

Lock: 139.75

Audible

"Emory's going to be a great quarterback. I feel like he's going to lead this program to a national championship in time. Feleipe (Franks) is, too, but Emory is a cool kid." — Gators WR Van Jefferson on blue-chip freshman QB Emory Jones

Eye on the NFL draft

If Bucs fans are already looking for potential quarterback options in the draft, check out Duke's Daniel Jones. He has the size (6-foot-5, 220 pounds), pedigree (coached by Manning mentor David Cutcliffe) and stats (his 150.43 would be the best in program history). Now let's see how he does against Miami's loaded defense.

Rough outings in Raleigh

Even in better seasons than this one, Florida State has struggled at North Carolina State:

2016: No. 19 Seminoles needed a touchdown pass with 3:09 left to eke by a Wolfpack team that finished 7-6

2014: No. 1 'Noles trailed by 10 in the third quarter before rallying

2012: Future Bucs QB Mike Glennon led a two-touchdown comeback to upset No. 3 FSU

2010: Russell Wilson's fourth TD was the game winner (with 2:40 left) to top No. 16 FSU

Green Wave runners

Good news: USF RB Jordan Cronkrite needs only 67 yards to become the Bulls' fifth ever 1,000-yard rusher. He'll probably get it against a middle-of-the-road Tulane run defense.

Bad news: Tulane has rushed for at least 250 yards three times already, and USF's run D has given up that many in back-to-back games.

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