Forde-Yard Dash: How Good Have the Transfers Been So Far This Season?


Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football, where Georgia Tech needs to start over with the place-kicking unit after four blocked kicks in two games:

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The instant infusion of talent and experience from a quality transfer is in demand more than ever, and we’ve already seen the impact they can have this season. The Dash looks at five who have played thus far, and one who will finally get his chance Saturday after a delayed season start.

Phil Jurkovec (31), Boston College quarterback. Where he came from: Notre Dame. Why he transferred: Ian Book was going to be the Fighting Irish starter for the third straight season, and Anthony Brown’s departure for Oregon created an opening in Chestnut Hill. What he did Saturday: Completed 17 of 23 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 26-6 victory over Duke, in his first start since 2017 when he was in high school. Jurkovec left Notre Dame for BC in January but didn’t gain immediate eligibility until August. Last Eagles quarterback to throw for 300 yards with multiple TD passes and a 70% completion rate? Matt Ryan in 2007.

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