Sep 1, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Ohio Bobcats quarterback Tyler Tettleton (4) rolls out of the pocket to pass in the second quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire

2012 Detmer Award, Week 1: Tyler Tettleton Rides High, New Mexico State Represents

2011 Results

The inaugural Detmer Award opened with a clear cut favorite in Heisman Trophy finalist Kellen Moore, and Houston touchdown machine Case Keenum prominently on the radar. Voting for the second edition of the award commenced in Week 1 with no obvious front runner, as the results indicate. Love was spread across the non-BCS landscape, from New Mexico State, to Ohio, southward to Troy and even FBS newcomer Texas State.

The geographically diverse panel of voters nominated 18 different players this week. The breakdown is as follows, and below is each panelist’s ballot. Be sure to visit their sites: all do a great job covering either individual non-AQ programs, conferences, or the entire scene.

Rank Player Pos. School Points (1st Place)
1. Tyler Tettleton QB Ohio 34 (6)
2.Austin Franklin WR New Mexico State 19 (2)
3t. Shawn Southward RB Troy 10
3t. Robert Herron WR Wyoming 10
5. Andrew Manley QB New Mexico State 9 (1)
6t. Marcus Curry RB Texas State 8
6t. Nathan Jeffrey RB UTEP 8
8. Cody Getz RB Air Force 7
9. Stefphon Jefferson RB Nevada 6
10. Dri Archer RB Kent State 4
11t. Hakeem Cato QB Marshall 3
11t. Joe Hill RB Utah State 3
11t. Jahwan Edwards RB Ball State 3
11t. Shaun Rutherford QB Texas State 3
15t. Derek Carr QB Fresno State 2
15t. Cory James LB Colorado State 2
17t. Jonnie Simon S Western Michigan 1
17t. Cody Fajardo QB Nevada 1

Pat Johnston, One-Handed Grab & Founder of the Positive Impact Factor

  1. Andrew Manley, QB NMSU, 14/22 367 Yards, 3 TD, 0 INT in a huge win over Sac State.
  2. Dri Archer, RB Kent St, 217 all-purpose yards (54 rush, 8 rec, 155 KR) and 3 TDs (98 yard KO return, 2 rushing) in a big win over Towson.
  3. Austin Franklin, WR NMSU, 8 Receptions, 236 Yards, 2 TDs. Had TD grabs of 53 and 84 yards.
  4. Cory James, LB Colorado St., In the win over CU, the Freshman had 7 tackles (6 solo, 4 for loss), 3 sacks and a forced fumble. Was in on the tackle for loss on the 4th and 2 which sealed the game.
  5. Johnnie Simon, S WMU, 18 total tackles (tied a career high), 10 solo in a losing effort against Illinois

Zach Bloxham, Vanquish The Foe

  1. Tyler Tettleton OHIO
  2. Nathan Jeffrey UTEP
  3. Hakeem Cato MAR
  4. Marcus Curry TXST
  5. Cody Farjado UNR

Kevin McGuire,

  1. Austin Franklin, New Mexico St WR
  2. Tyler Tettleton, Ohio QB
  3. Cody Getz, Air Force RB
  4. Shawn Southward, Troy RB
  5. Robert Herron, Wyoming

Keith Cordero, SBNation Houston

  1. Tyler Tettleton- OHIO
  2. Marcus Curry- Texas State
  3. Joe Hill – Utah State
  4. Austin Franklin- New Mexico St
  5. Jahwan Edwards- Ball State

Matt Hargleroad, Cowboy Altitude

  1. Tyler Tettleton – Ohio
  2. Nathan Jeffery – UTEP
  3. Robert Herron – Wyoming
  4. Marcus Curry – Texas State
  5. Shawn Southward – Troy

Matt Elder,

  1. WR Austin Franklin-New Mexico State
  2. RB Shawn Southward-Troy
  3. WR Robert Herndon-Wyoming
  4. RB Jahwan Edwards-Ball State
  5. RB Kedrick Rhodes-FIU

Tyler Cantrell, Blazer TV

  1. Tyler Tettleton QB Ohio
  2. Cody Getz RB Air Force
  3. Andrew Manley QB New Mexico St.
  4. Derek Carr QB Fresno St
  5. Shawn Southward RB Troy

  1. Tyler Tettleton, QB, Ohio
  2. Tettleton quarterbacked the Bobcats to an upset of Penn State. He was 31 of 41 for 324 yards and 2 TD and also had 49 yards rushing and a TD on the ground.

  3. Stefphon Jefferson, RB, Nevada
  4. The Wolfpack surprised Cal in Berkeley and a big reason was Jefferson and his three rushing TDs.

  5. Shaun Rutherford, QB, Texas State
  6. In their first game in the FBS, Rutherford led the Bobcats to an upset of the Houston Cougars. Rutherford was 19 of 25 for 196 yds and 1 TD.

  7. Shawn Southward, RB, Troy
  8. Rushed for 204 yards on 28 carries and scored 3 TD in a 39-29 win over UAB. Also had 3 receptions out of the backfield.

  9. Austin Franklin, WR, New Mexico St
  10. Sure it was just Sacramento State, but if you remember this team upset Oregon State in the opener last year. Franklin caught 8 passes for 236 yards and had 2 TD in the route by the Aggies.

    Kyle Kensing

  1. Tyler Tettleton, Ohio
  2. Penn State bottled up the Bobcats in the first half, but when Tettleton got loose, he exhibited why he’s my early favorite to win the award.

  3. Marcus Curry, Texas State
  4. More performances like his against Houston on Saturday, and Curry could become Texas State’s second most famous alum behind President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

  5. Austin Franklin, New Mexico State
  6. His performance helped New Mexico State do something Oregon State couldn’t last season: beat Sacramento State.

  7. Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada
  8. Mr. Fajardo has company in leading Nevada’s pursuit of a Mountain West championship.

  9. Andrew Manley, New Mexico State
  10. Rare is the occasion when I’ll be able to vote two different Aggies in the same week. So in honor of such an event, here are the lyrics to the NMSU fight song, which not only mention but actually encourage getting liquored up:

    Aggies, Oh Aggies
    The hills send back the cry
    We’re here to do or die
    Aggies, Oh Aggies
    We’ll win this game or know the reason why
    And when we win this game
    We’ll buy a keg of booze
    And we’ll drink to the Aggies
    ‘Til we wobble in our shoes

    Aggies, Aggies, go Aggies
    Aggies, Oh Aggies
    The hills send back the cry
    We’re here to do or die
    Aggies, Oh Aggies
    We’ll win this game or know the reason why!

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