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.
Here is my week five ballot based on game performance. Feel free to chime in with who you would have voted for based on last weeks performance...
#1 Benny Cunningham, Middle Tennessee- Ran over, around and through the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for 217 yards and 5 TDs in an upset route.
#2 Zac Dysert, Miami (OH)- Zac threw for 516 yds and TDs with no INTs. He also ran for 108 yds in his teams 56-49 victory over Akron.
#3 Derek Carr, Fresno State- Threw for 536 yds on 42/56 passing for 5 TDs as the Bulldogs scored the last 16 points to beat San Diego State 52-40.
#4 Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech- His stats weren't as impressive as some of the others on this list but his team went to Virginia and knocked off the Cavs to improve to 4-0 on the season.
#5 Beau Blankenship, Ohio- Blankenship was a workhorse back carrying the ball 43 times for 269 yds and 2 TDs in a close win for the Bobcats.
To see the full results of the week on voting make sure you head over to the feature article at The Saturday Blitz.