November 24, 2012; Fresno, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr (4) holds the Mountain West Conference Championship trophy after the Bulldogs defeated the Air Force Fighting Falcons 48-15 at Bulldog Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

Detmer Award Week 13: Derek Carr Jumps to No. 3 Overall

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr propelled into the all-important top five of the Detmer Award vote with another standout performance for the Mountain West co-champion Bulldogs. Carr earned four first place votes in Week 13 to tie Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson for third most this season, behind only Jordan Lynch and Kolton Browning.

Running backs De’Leon Eskridge and Adam Muema appeared in nominations for the first time. Each ran for over two yards and multiple touchdowns in landmark wins for their respective teams.

TY DETMER AWARD TOP 10 through Week 13

Rank Player Position School Points
(1st Place Votes)
1. Jordan Lynch QB Northern Illinois 104 (12)
2. Kolton Browning QB


62 (10)
3. Derek Carr QB

Fresno State

56 (5)
4. Stefphon Jefferson


Nevada 53 (5)
5. Colby Cameron QB Louisiana Tech 52 (1)
6. Quinton Patton WR Louisiana Tech 43 (5)
7t. Tyler Tettleton QB Ohio 40 (6)
7t. Brett Smith QB Wyoming 40
9. Dri Archer RB Kent State 39
10. Kasey Carrier RB New Mexico 38

Pat Johnston, One-Handed Grab

1. Derek Carr, QB, Fresno St: 28/32 452 yards, 4 TD passing in 48-15 win over Air Force

2. James Lark, QB, BYU: 34/50, 384 yards, 6 TD passing in 50-14 win over NMSU

3. Cody Hoffman, WR, BYU: 12 rec, 182 yards, 5 TD in 50-14 win over NMSU

4. Adam Muema, RB, SDSU, 26 rush, 255 yards, 4 TD, 2 rec, 22 yards in 42-28 win over Wyoming

5. Antonio Andrews, RB, Western Kentucky, 323 all-purpose yards (25 rush, 230 yards, 1 TD, 2 rec, 12 yards, 2 KO ret, 68 yards, 1 PR, 13 yards) in 25-24 win over UNT

Kevin McGuire,

1. Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois QB

2. James Lark, BYU QB

3. Derek Carr, Fresno State QB

4. Cody Hoffman, BYU WR

5. Davante Adams, Fresno State WR

Matt Hargleroad,

1. Derek Carr – Fresno State

2. Adam Muema – SDSU

3. De’Leon Eskridge – SJSU

4. Robert Herron – WYO

5. Antonio Andrews – WKU

#1 Shane Carden, QB, East Carolina- led the Pirates to an OT victory over Marshall. He threw for 400+ yards and 3 TDs and also ran for 3 TDs.

#2 Adam Muema, RB, San Diego State- Ran for 255 yards and 4 TDs in a 14 point win over Wyoming.

#3 Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State- Carr had as many TD passes (4) as he did incompletions as he went 28/32 for 452 against Air Force.

#4 De’Leon Eskridge, RB, SJSU- Ran for 217 yards and 3 TDs in a big win over Louisiana Tech.

#5 Jordan Lynch, QB and Akeem Daniels, RB, NIU- Threw for 168 yards and ran for 107 yards in a route of EMU. Daniels ran for 112 yards and 4 TDs.

Tyler Cantrell,

1.) Derek Carr QB, Fresno St- 452 yards and 4 TD tosses

2.) Adam Muema RB, SDSU- 4 TDs and 250 plus yards rushing while
adding 22 more yards receiving.

3.) De’Leon Eskridge RB, San Jose St- Huge game in WAC showdown
against La Tech 200 plus yards & 3 TDs on the ground.

4.) Shane Carden QB, ECU- Huge day in overtime win over Marshall

5.) Antonio Andrews RB, WKU-averaged over 9 yards a carry while
picking up 230 yards and a TD

Kyle Kensing

1. Derek Carr, Fresno State

What a fitting conclusion to a Mountain West championship season for Derek Carr, who decimated the Air Force defense with 452 yards through the air and four touchdowns.

2. Adam Muema, San Diego State

Fresno State shares the Mountain West crown with San Diego State after the Aztecs rallied to beat Wyoming on the road. Adam Muema had a truly outstanding performance, going for four touchdowns, including an 82-yarder in the fourth quarter that slammed the door on the Cowboys.

3. Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky battled back from an early deficit vs. North Texas behind Antonio Andrews’ 230 yards rushing.

4. De’Leon Eskridge, San Jose State

De’Leon Eskridge turned the typically aerial Spartan offense into an effective ground attack with 217 yards and three touchdowns, pacing SJSU’s 10th win of the season.

5. Luke Batton, Kent State

The Golden Flash linebacker had a monster game in the season finale vs. Ohio, setting the tone with 16 tackles, two for loss, a sack and a forced fumble.

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