Dak Prescott and the 10 most underrated college football quarterbacks of all time

Dak Prescott of the Mississippi State Bulldogs. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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No. 9: Underrated college football quarterbacks – Colt Brennan, Hawaii

In his three seasons throwing the ball all over the field for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, Colt Brennan put up some truly fascinating and remarkable stats. After Timmy Chang’s time as the starting quarterback at Hawaii was up, the Rainbow Warriors turned to Brennan, a walk-on, to lead their thrilling offense.

Brennan was the right pick for the job. In his first season as the starting quarterback for Hawaii, Brennan threw for 4,301 yards and 35 touchdowns all while completing 68 percent of his passes. Despite his strong play, Hawaii managed to win just five games in 2005.

2006 happened to be a much better season for the Rainbow Warriors and somehow Brennan as well.

After struggling to win in 2005, Hawaii’s high powered offense seemingly easily carried the Rainbow Warriors to an 11-win season in 2006. Hawaii’s three losses that season came at Alabama (by eight points), at No. 25 Boise State (by seven points), and against Oregon State (by three points).

Otherwise, Hawaii had no issues winning games and Brennan had no issue throwing the ball around. He totaled 5,549 passing yards and 58 touchdowns against 12 picks and completed 72.6 percent of his passes.

2007 turned out to be an even better year for Hawaii, but not Brennan. Though he wasn’t bad, Brennan wasn’t as sharp during his senior season. Still, having a quarterback throw for 4,343 yards and 38 touchdowns is nothing to complain about. Hawaii won 12 games, and though the Rainbow Warriors were run over by Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, the year is still a great one for Brennan and his team.

He ended the 2007 season finishing third in the Heisman voting and was somehow 6th in the 2006 race.