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 ten ballot from last week. Here are the cumulative results for the entire year from the group (and this weeks ballots from everybody involved). You have to click on the link but I will say that Case Keenum is starting to pull away with this one.
Here is my week eleven 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 Casey Paschall, QB, TCU- TCU went up to the blue field and pulled off the big upset behind first year starter Paschall. Paschall went 24-37 for 473 yards, 5 TD and 1 INT. He not only orchestrated the winning drive but also completed a two-point conversion to put the Frogs up by one in the closing moments. I don’t think there is any doubt he outplayed Kellen Moore on this day.
#2 Case Keenum, QB, Houston- The Cougars drubbed another C-USA opponent as they scored over 70 points. Keenum put up 325 yards and 3 TDs and only had 7 incompletions.
#3 Chandler Harnish, QB, NIU- Harnish makes my list again. Once again he showed off his dual threat ability as he not only passed for 294 yards he was also the teams leading rusher with 151 yards. He totaled 3 TDs in his teams 45-14 win.
#4 Charles Sims, RB, Houston- Keenum wasn’t the only one who drubbed Tulane. Sims had 207 yards rushing on only 10 carries and scored 2 TD. He also had 5 receptions for 45 yards.
#5 Alex Carder- QB, Western Michigan- In a losing effort, Carder put up some amazing numbers. He had 7 TDs and threw for 548 yards (38/59). He had an additional TD on the ground