September 15, 2012; Fresno, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs running back Robbie Rouse (8) is greeted by family after the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Bulldog Stadium. The Bulldogs defeated the Buffaloes 69-14. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

Week 11 Detmer Award: Robbie Rouse Is Mighty

Voting for the 2012 Detmer Award is hitting its final stretch, and the impact players who lead their teams in bowl and conference championship pursuits will make moves into the final five. Robbie Rouse is one such impact player. The Fresno State running back broke into the top 10 and pulls close to that finalists’ list as the Week 11 vote leader.

Rouse’s efforts against Nevada kept Fresno State in the Mountain West Conference title race. Similarly, Bowling Green running back Anthon Samuel helped the Falcons to an upset of Ohio. BGU has the MAC East’s berth into the league championship game in sight as a result, with divisional leader Kent State coming to town for a tremendous match-up this Saturday.

TY DETMER AWARD TOP 10 through Week 11

Rank Player Position School Points
(1st Place Votes)
1. Jordan Lynch QB Northern Illinois 80 (9)
2. Kolton Browning QB


62 (10)
3. Stefphon Jefferson


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 36 (4)
9t. Robbie Rouse RB Fresno State 34 (3)
9t. Kenneth Dixon RB Louisiana Tech 34 (4)

Pat Johnston, One-Handed Grab

1. Antonio Andrews, RB, Western Kentucky, 340 all-purpose yards (88 rush, 71 rec, 129 kick return, 52 punt return), 2 total TD in 38-27 loss to FAU

2. Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky, 5 tackles (2.0 for loss), 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Fumble Recovery TD (75 yards), 1.0 sack in 38-27 loss to FAU

3. Andrew Jackson, LB, Western Kentucky, 19 tackles (3.5 for loss), 1 forced fumble, 1 INT, 1 pass breakup, 1 QB hurry in 38-27 loss to FAU

4. Robbie Rouse, RB, Fresno State, 36 carries, 261 yards, 2 TD, 1 rec, 7 yards in 52-36 win over Nevada

5. Brett Smith, QB, Wyoming, 20/32 passing for 374 yards, 4 TD, 11 carries, 22 yards in 28-23 win over New Mexico

#1 Robbie Rouse, RB, Fresno State- Ran for 261 yards on 36 carries with 2 TDs against Nevada in a 52-36 win.

#2 Dri Archer, RB, Kent State- Led the Golden Flashes over Miami (OH) as he had 151 yards rushing and 54 receptions with 3 TDs (2 rushing and 1 receiving).

#3 Anthon Samuel, RB, Bowling Green- Ran four 181 yards and 2 TDs including the final score in the upset of Ohio.

#4 Brett Smith, QB, Wyoming- Threw for four TDs, 0 INTs and 374 yards in a 28-23 win at New Mexico.

#5 (tie) David Oku, RB and Ryan Aplin, QB, Arkansas State- the former Tennessee Volunteer helped his team by ULM as he ran for 131 yards and 3 TDs and his QB Ryan Aplin threw for 334 yards and 2 TDs in this pivotal Sun Belt match-up.

Matt Elder,
1. QB Zac Dysert-Miami (OH)

2. QB Brett Smith-Wyoming

3. RB Robbie Rouse-Fresno State

4. RB Nathan Jeffrey-UAB

5. WR Alex Nuetz-Buffalo

Matt Hargleroad,

1. Robbie Rouse – Fresno State

2. Brett Smith – Wyoming

3. Zac Dysert – Miami (OH)

4. David Fluellen – Toledo

5. Anthon Samuel – Bowling Green

Tyler Cantrell,

1.) Kenneth Dixon, RB La Tech- Now has 24 rushing TDs for the season.
Not bad for a freshman.

2.) Colby Cameron, QB La Tech- 3 more TD passes as the Bulldog offense
just keeps rolling

3.) Anthon Samuel, RB Bowling Green-Standout performance helped his
team pin just the 2nd loss of the year on Ohio.

4.) Robbie Rouse, RB Fresno St- 261 yards rushing and 2 TD’s in a nice
win over Nevada.

5.) Darrin Reeves, RB UAB- After picking up over 200 yards of total
offense and 2 TD’s in the Blazers upset win over Marshall, Reeves has
now gained 573 yards rushing & seven TDs over the last three weeks,
broken the UAB single season record for rushing TD’s, and was named
the C-USA offensive player of the week. Not a bad run for the

Kyle Kensing

1. Quanterus Smith, Western Kentucky
Wild loss for the Hilltoppers, but one of my nominees for the FWAA All-America 1st Team had a great game. He added to his nation-leading sack total and returned a fumble for a touchdown.

2. Robbie Rouse, Fresno State
The Bulldogs are in the hunt for the Mountain West championship after a big win over Nevada, which Mighty Mouse Robbie Rouse helped pace with his 261 yards rushing.

3. Dri Archer, Kent State
The breakout star from one of the nation’s surprise teams, versatile threat Dri Archer led another Golden Flashes win with three touchdowns.

4. Anthon Samuel, Bowling Green
Anthon Samuel brought some MACtion magic for the Falcons with his two rushing touchdowns in an upset of Ohio.

5. David Oku, Arkansas State
Three rushing touchdowns from RedWolves running back David Oku put Gus Malzahn in position to win the Sun Belt in his first season as head coach. Considering how Oku’s former Tennessee team and Malzahn’s old Auburn program are faring, it’s unlikely either is missing the SEC.

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