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 ballot for last week. Here is what the group came up with for week six as well as cumulative results. It's a little shocking but this week Kellen Moore was overtaken by another player in the overall voting!
Here is my week five 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 Case Keenum, QB, Houston
In what looked to be one of the most competitive games left on the schedule for the Cougars they took care of business with the greatest of ease. Keenum racked up the stats going 30 of 37 for 304 yards and 3 TD.