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 thirteen 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 fourteen 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 Tracy Lampley, WR, Southern Miss- Caught 6 passes for 125 yards and 2 TD and also had 71 yards rushing in Southern Miss’s upset of Houston in the C-USA Championship Game.
#2 Chandler Harnish, QB, NIU- threw 3 TD passes to lead his team back from a 20-0 deficit. Threw for 250 yards and 3 TDs on the day and added 31 yards rushing while leading the Huskies to the MAC Championship.
#3 Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State- Went 28/33 for 313 yds and 3 TDs against an outmanned New Mexico squad.
#4 Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State- Ran for 178 yards and 4 TDs in their 7 point victory over Fresno State.
#5 Ryan Aplin, QB, Arkansas State- Aplin threw for 356 yards and 3 TDs and with this win the Red Wolves finished off their first year under Hugh Freeze at 10-2.
Honorable Mention goes to Lance Dunbar from North Texas who ran for 313 yards and 4 TDs. Amazing performance but it was against a team with just two wins.