Young North Carolina QB Chazz Surratt is doing a good job in his bid to replace No. 1 QB pick Mitchell Trubisky, starting 12-of-14 against Lamar Jackson and Louisville.
However, this also happened to the first-time freshman starter:
It’s the overhead view by ESPN that really makes it. From the side, it just looks like a pretty standard sack that got a little out of hand, then literally got out of hand as the ball popped loose. But the spider cam makes the whole thing feel completely out of control.
Scanning through the Week 1 box score shows that Chazz Surratt had the better game than Brandon Harris. Surratt was 18-28 passing for 161 yards and a touchdown. On 16 carries, he rushed for 66 yards a touchdown. The use of the option was a new weapon for the offense and his ability to tuck the football and run on both designed runs and passing plays was evident.
Surratt got the nod to run the two-minute offense when the game was already out of reach. Al Hood mentioned this earlier this week, and it is an important consideration moving to this Saturday. Surratt was in his first collegiate game and “live fire,” no matter if the game is already decided, is beneficial to the progression of a quarterback.
With Old Dominion next week, it is doubtful either Harris or Surratt will secure the starting job. However, each have a chance to tip the scales in their favor against Louisville.