After two games, Jake Locker’s numbers are looking good. He is leading the Pac-10 and is 14th in the nation for total offense (321.5 yards per game), he is 3rd in the Pac-10 and 37th in the nation for pass efficiency at 149.59, but most importantly, he is helping the UW rank #1 nationwide for 3rd down efficiency (22 for 33 this season - also 2 for 2 on 4th down).
Against Idaho, Jake tossed three touchdowns (24, 31 and 4 yards) and ran in a 3-yard TD. He was 17 of 25 for 253 yards - a 68% completion rate, far above his goal for the season at 60.0% (which is exactly where he is after two games).
Here’s what Coach Sarkisian said after his second game with Locker at the helm:
I think Jake - and I’m going to keep saying it - has all the tools to be as special a player and quarterback as there is in the country, if not the best,” Sarkisian said. “He keep showing it. He shows it to us every day and I think as we keep moving forward here, he’s going to keep showing it to the rest of our conference and the country.”