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 four ballot based on game performance. Feel free to chime in with who you would have voted for based on last weeks performance...
#1 Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada- Ran for six (yes SIX) TDs in their route of Hawaii.
#2 Jordan Lynch, NIU- Went 23/35 for 235 yards and 2 TD through the air and ran for another 134. He also led NIU to three straight scores down the stretch to beat Kansas.
#3 Willie Snead, Ball State- caught 11 passes for 135 yards and also made a fantastic catch with 1:02 left in the game that turned out to be the game winner over USF.
#4 Quinton Patton, La Tech- The Bulldogs routed Illinois 52-24 and Patton was a big part of that with 6 receptions for 164 yards and 2 TDs.
#5 Michael Atkinson, Boise State- Had an interception return for a TD that was the lone TD in their 7-6 win over BYU.
To see the full results of the week on voting make sure you head over to the feature article at The Saturday Blitz.