The five non-BCS conferences and 75 percent of the independents are differentiated from the Big Six in virtually every other facet, so it only makes sense the best players from this subdivision-subdivision have an award for its best player. Just as fitting is for this honor to bear the name of the last player from one of these universities to win college football’s top honor, 1990 Heisman winner and BYU quarterback Ty Detmer. SaturdayBlitz.com will track this completely exclusive field’s progress throughout the season.
We are honored to be asked to vote on this award alongside such great bloggers like Patrick Johnson from Big East Coast Bias, the guys from the Upset Blog, the Navy Bird Dog, and Kevin McGuire of the National Football Examiner (and virtually every other college football blog on the internet) among others. Here is my week eleven ballot from last week. Here are the cumulative results for the entire year from the group (and this weeks ballots from everybody involved). Click on the link to see how the Award is shaping up.
Here is my week twelve ballot based on game performance and remember, this is a week by week voting. We are not voting on their cumulative play for the entire season. Points are given each week and the one with the most points at the end of the year will get the award. Feel free to chime in with who you would have voted for based on last weeks performance…
#1 Chandler Harnish, QB, NIU- Went 26/36 for 338 yards passing with 2 TDs. Added 181 yards rushing and 1 TD on the ground.
#2 Colby Cameron, QB, Louisiana Tech- Led the Bulldogs back against Nevada in a late rally by tossing 3 unanswered 4th quarter TDs to help beat Nevada and move to 5-1 in the WAC. Threw for 355 yards and 3 TDs.
#3 Tyler Shoemaker, WR, Boise State- Helped Boise bounce back and beat San Diego State by catching 10 passes and 3 TDs.
#4 Alex Carder, QB, Western Michigan- Led the Broncos over Miami (Oh) by throwing for 429 yards and 3 TDs on 36/57 passing.
#5 Case Keenum, QB, Houston- Led his team to an 11-0 record with a 37-7 win over June Jones and SMU. Keenum put up 318 yards passing and had 2 TDs (1 rushing and 1 passing).