Oct 27 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defensive lineman Quanterus Smith (93) rushes against Florida International Golden Panthers offensive tackle Rupert Bryan Jr. (54) in the second half at FIU Stadium. Western Kentucky defeated FIU 14-6. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Detmer Award Week 9: Quanterus Smith Wins, Jordan Lynch Takes Overall Lead

Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch had another tremendous week, and moves past Kolton Browning atop the Detmer Award rankings. Lynch scored six touchdowns in the Huskies’ seventh straight win. Western Kentucky defensive end and national sacks leader Quanterus Smith edged out Lynch’s 14 points though, earning the Week 9 high with 15. Smith ranks just outside the top 10 for the season.

COMPLETE RANKINGS THROUGH WEEK 9

QB

Stefphon Jefferson

36 (4)


Rank
Player Position School
Points (1st Place Votes)

1.

Jordan Lynch

QB

Northern Illinois

67 (8)
2.
Kolton Browning

UL-Monroe

62 (10)

3.

RB

Nevada

53 (5)

4.

Colby Cameron

QB

Louisiana Tech

52 (1)

5.

Quinton Patton

WR

Louisiana Tech

43 (5)

6.

Tyler Tettleton

QB

Ohio

40 (6)

7.

Kasey Carrier

RB

New Mexico

38

8.

Benny Cunningham

RB

MTSU

9.

Kenneth Dixon

RB

Louisiana Tech

34 (4)

10.

David Piland

QB

Houston

25 (1)

Pat Johnston, One-Handed Grab

1. Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky: 8 tackles (5.0 for loss) , 5.0 sacks, 1 forced fumble in 14-6 win over FIU.

2. Ryan Griffin, QB, Tulane: 34-42 passing for 466 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT, 2 rush, 3 yards in 55-45 win over UAB.

3. Marvin Burdette, LB, UAB: 24 tackles (16 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery in 55-45 loss to Tulane.

4. Zurlon Tipton, RB, Central Michigan: 37 carries, 243 yards, 3 TD, 2 rec., 8 yards.

5. Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State: 31-44 passing for 416 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT, 6 rush, 14 yards in 49-32 win over New Mexico.

CollegeFootballZealots.com

#1 Jordan Lynch, QB, NIU- His six TDs led the Huskies over WMU. Lynch added 274 yards passing and 136 on the ground.

#2 Ryan Griffin, QB, Tulane- Led the Green Wave to just their second victory of the season by passing for 466 yards and 5 TDs on 34/42.

#3 Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (OH)- Led the Redhawks to a win over the previously unbeaten Ohio Bobcats.

#4 David Carr, QB, Fresno State- He threw a pick six early but bounced back to complete 31 passes for 416 yards and 4 TDs

#5 D.J. Hayden, DB, Houston- Had 2 INTs including a 97 yard return for a TD in Houston’s 45-35 win over UTEP.

Matt Elder, BuffaloBillsDraft.com

1. DE Quanterus Smith-WKU

2. RB Zurlon Tipton-CMU

3. QB Ryan Griffin- Tulane

4. RB David Fluellen-Toledo

5. WR Ryan Grant-Tulane

Matt Hargleroad, CowboyAltitude.com

1. Jordan Lynch – NIU

2. Ryan Griffin – Tulane

3. Zurlon Tipton – CMU

4. Derek Carr – FSU

5. David Fluellen – Toledo

Kyle Kensing

1. Quanterus Smith, Western Kentucky
Five sacks for the nation’s leader in that category, and the Hilltoppers remain in the hunt for the Sun Belt title.

2. Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
Another outstanding performance from arguably the most versatile quarterback in the nation not named Collin Klein.

3. Ryan Griffin, Tulane
His five touchdowns gave the Green Wave its second conference win and garnered C-USA Player of the Week honors.

4. Zurlon Tipton, Central Michigan
Central Michigan got a much-needed MAC win, and Zurlon Tipton earned conference Player of the Week with three touchdowns and 243 yards.

5. Keenan Reynolds, Navy
The Mids’ freshman quarterback scored three touchdowns on just 10 carries, and two of his three pass completions went for scores in Navy’s rout of East Carolina.

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