Sep 15, 2012; West Point, NY, USA; Northern Illinois Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) looks to pass at Michie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-US PRESSWIRE

Week 12 Detmer Award: Jordan Lynch Maintains Lead Down The Stretch

Jordan Lynch built on his overall lead in the 2012 Detmer Award standings in Week 12, edging out MAC rival Dri Archer of Kent State by one point. Lynch also surpassed injured UL-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning for the most first place votes, extending his total to 11.

Archer’s second place effort in Week 12 elevated the sensational running back into the top 10, and close to the top five positioning necessary to reach the final vote. Archer and Lynch will meet for the conference championship in one week — will their head-to-head match-up prove integral in the voting?

TY DETMER AWARD TOP 10 through Week 12

Rank Player Position School Points
(1st Place Votes)
1. Jordan Lynch QB Northern Illinois 98 (11)
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)
8t. Tyler Tettleton QB Ohio 40 (6)
8t. Brett Smith QB Wyoming 40
10. Dri Archer RB Kent State 39

Matt Hargleroad,

1. Chuckie Keeton – USU

2. Jordan Lynch – NIU

3. Brett Smith – WYO

4. Cody Fajardo – NEV

5. Dri Archer – KENT

#1 Jordan Lynch, NIU, QB- 25/36 for 407 yds and a TD through the air and 162 yards on the ground as NIU won the big #MACtion game last week over Toledo.

#2 Dri Archer- Kent State, RB- Helped the Golden Flashes clinch a birth in the MAC Championship Game with a 241 yards 2 TD rushing performance.

#3 Chuckie Keeton, Utah State, QB- Threw for 340 yds and 2 TDs and ran for 121 yards and 2 TDs in Utah State’s victory over Louisiana Tech.

#4 Jahwan Edwards and Horactio Banks, RB, Ball State- Edwards ran for 169 yards and a TD and Banks added 135 and a TD in the Ball State win over Ohio.

#5 Ryan Aplin, QB and J.D. McKissic, WR, Arkansas State- Aplin threw for 369 yads and 4 TDs and ran for another 85. McKissic was on the receiving end of 12 Aplin passes and one TD.

Pat Johnston, One-Handed Grab

1. Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois, 25/36 passing, 407 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT, 30 rush, 162 yards in 31-24 win over Toledo

2. Antonio Andrews, RB, Western Kentucky, 342 all-purpose yards (37 rush, 238 yards, 2 TD, 1 rec, 14 yards, 1 punt return, 16 yds, 2 KO returns, 74 yds) in 31-27 loss to ULL

3. Dri Archer, RB, Kent State, 250 all-purpose yards (17 rush, 241 yards, 2 td, 1 rec, 13 yards, 1 punt return, -4 yards) in 31-24 win over Bowling Green

4. Chris Gallon, WR, Bowling Green, 10 rec, 213 yards, 2 TD in 24-31 loss to Kent State

5. Dan Molls, LB, Toledo, 16 tackles (13 solo), 1 interception, 63 interception return yards in 31-24 loss to Northern Illinois

Matt Elder,

1. QB Brett Smith-Wyoming

2. RB Dri Archer-Kent St

3. QB Jordan Lynch-Northern Illinois

4. QB Cody Fajardo-Nevada

5. WR Nick Harwell-Miami(OH)

Kyle Kensing

1. Dri Archer, Kent State

The MAC East champion Golden Flashes powered to the title against Bowling Green with Dri Archer’s stellar performance of 241 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

2. Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois

Positive Impact Factor creator and fellow Detmer Award panelist Pat Johnston made the comparison on Twitter to Jordan Lynch’s season compared to Johnny Manziel’s shaping up like Dan LeFevour’s to Tim Tebow in 2007. There are striking similarities. Lynch went off for another h

3. Brett Smith, Wyoming

Wyoming will not return to a bowl game, but did pick up a road Mountain West win over UNLV on the strength of sophomore quarterback Brett Smiths’ 25-33, 412-yard, three-touchdown effort.

4. Chuckie Keeton, Utah State

Utah State dual threat quarterback Chuckie Keeton excelled in leading the Aggies to a road win over Louisiana Tech, thereby winning the conference championship and sealing the conference’s sole guaranteed bowl bid. Keeton threw for two touchdowns, rushed for another two and finished with 461 yards of total offense.

5. Will Davis, Utah State

The star cornerback of the Utah State defense made his fourth interception of the season, and it was landmark. Will Davis snapped Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron’s record 444-pass streak without an interception in the first half of the Aggies’ WAC championship-sealing win.

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