The two best starting quarterbacks in college football will square off in Tallahassee, Fla. Saturday night. That's what ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit thinks, anyway.
Jameis Winston, Florida State's signal caller and the 2013 Heisman winner, and Everett Golson, who is in his second season leading Notre Dame, are the country's two premier quarterbacks, according to Herbstreit.
ESPN's go-to college football color commentator spoke about his thoughts on the subject during an interview on SportsCenter this afternoon.
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Herbstreit, during the interview:
"It's hard to go against Jameis Winston," Herbstreit said. "He's undefeated as a starter and despite everything that's going on right now, he's a proven winner. Gotta give him all the credit in the world for being able to find a way to win games. Even this year it hasn't always been pretty, but they've been able to come up with a win at the end."
"Both these guys, I mean one guy has one loss as a starter, the other guy is undefeated. They're the two best starting quarterbacks in the entire country."
Together, Winston and Golson have lost just one game as a starting quarterback -- Notre Dame's national championship loss to Alabama.
This season, Winston has thrown for 1,605 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Golson, meanwhile, has tossed for 1,683 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Notre Dame and Florida State are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. Saturday. The game will be televised on ABC.