Week 10 Detmer Award Vote: Return of the MAC


The return of Tuesday night MAC football (#MACtion) came with a bang. Toledo and Northern Illinois combined for 123 points. Needless to say, players from that contest were big vote getters in the Week 10 Detmer Award poll. Read on for complete results.


#1 Chandler Harnish, QB, NIU- Harnish and NIU were center stage for #MACtion on Tuesday night as they won 63-60 over Toledo. Harnish was a big reason as he compiled some impressive statistics- 17/26, 265, 6 TD, 0 INT, also ran for 133 yards. NIU won when Harnish hit Perez Ashford on a 4 yd pass with 19 seconds left.

#2 Case Keenum, QB, Houston- Had a record setting day as he became the NCAA all-time leader in passing yards. He led his undefeated Cougars to a 43 point blow-out of UAB as he went 39 of 44 for 407 yards and 2 TD. He also added 2 TD runs on the day.

#3 Ryan Aplin, QB, Arkansas State- My Ryan Aplin love-fest continues this week as he led the Red Wolves to their 7th win and they are now 5-0 in the Sun Belt. He threw for 244 yards and 1 TD and ran for 49 yards and 4 TDs (yes 4 TDs)

#4 Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State- Boise struggled a bit with UNLV in the first half but pulled away late behind Moore’s 5 TD passes.

#5 Blaine Gautier, QB, Louisiana- The Rajin Cajuns pulled off another win this week to move to 8-2 on the year and 6-1 in the Sun Belt. Gautier went 30 of 47 through the air for 355 yards and 4 TDs. He also led the team in rushing with 59 yards. Blaine led his team from down two scores in closing minutes including a 16 yd toss to Darryl Surgent with 2:05 left in the game.

Matt Sussman, HustleBelt.com

1. KR Tommylee Lewis, NIU
2. QB Chandler Harnish, NIU
3. WR Eric Page, Toledo
4. RB Donte Harden, OHIO
5. QB Alex Gillett, EMU

Brett Hein, The Upset Blog

1. Chandler Harnish, QB Northern Illinois — 17-26 for 265 yards and 6 TD through the air, with 133 yards on 16 carries on the ground in a 63-60 win over Toledo. The clear number one this week.

2. Eric Page, WR Toledo — 9 rec for 150 yards, 5 TD

3. Case Keenum, QB Houston — 39-44 for 407 yards and 2 TD to become the NCAA’s all-time leading passer. 39 of 44!

4. Colby Cameron, QB Louisiana Tech — 18-32 for 358 yards and 4 TD for a Bulldogs team surging close to shot at the WAC title.

5. Adam Kennedy, QB Utah State — Kennedy filled in after a scary injury to Chuckie Keeton forced him into action, going 8-12 for 163 yards and 2 TD in one half of action to lead the Aggies to a win after trailing 28-7 in Hawaii.

Zach Bloxham, The Upset Blog

1. Eric Page
2. Chandler Harnish
3. Case Keenum
4. Kellen Moore
5. Colby Cameron

Chad Smith, 7220Report.com

1. Case Keenum QB HOU

2. Waymon James RB TCU

3. Titus Davis WR CMU

4. Blaine Gautier QB ULL

5. Kellen Moore QB BSU

Matt Hargelroad, CowboyAltitude.com

1. Eric Page – Toledo

2. Case Keenum – HOU

3. Chanlder Harnish – NIU

4. Nick Fanuzzi – Rice

5. Chris Coyer – Temple

Mike James, Navy Bird Dog

1. Chandler Harnish, NIU
2. Case Keenum, Houston
3. Blaine Gautier, Louisiana-Lafayette
4. Chris Coyer, Temple
5. Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech

Matt Elder, Crystal Ball Run & BuffaloBillsDraft.com

1. QB Chris Coyer-Temple
2. DE Vinny Curry-Marshall
3. QB Case Keenum-Houston

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

1. Chandler Harnish
2. Austin Dantin
3. Case Keenum
4. Tommylee Lewis
5. Bobby Rainey

Kyle Kensing

1. Eric Page, Toledo: Eric Page has been among the nation’s best receivers throughout the season, and Tuesday night was his masterpiece with five touchdown receptions.

2. Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois: Chandler Harnish powered the Huskies to a key, road MAC win at Toledo with six touchdown passes (very Keenum-like indeed) and just under 400 yards of total offense.

3. Tommylee Lewis, Northern Illinois: Two kick returns for touchdowns for a combined 195 yards. Were it not for the aforementioned performances from the same outing, Tommylee Lewis would be the runaway No. 1 choice this week.

4. Blaine Gautier, Louisiana-Lafayette: Whether Blaine Gautier has been successful because of Mark Hudspeth’s offense, or Hudspeth’s offense is thriving because of Gautier’s play is irrelevant. Gautier is putting up numbers comparable with the most prolific passers in college football, and Saturday was the engine behind a huge comeback victory with four touchdowns and 355 yards passing.

5. Case Keenum, Houston: Though his two touchdowns were pedestrian by Case Keenum’s lofty standards, the senior quarterback completed nearly 90 percent of his pass attempts. Try matching that throwing 44 times at a tailgate with no defenders.


1. Chandler Harnish: 34 points (4 first place votes)

2. Case Keenum: 30 points (1)

3. Eric Page: 22 points (3)

4. Tommylee Lewis: 10 points (1)

5. Chris Coyer: 8 points (1)

6. Kellen Moore: 5 points

Blaine Gautier: 5 points

8. Austin Dantin: 4 points

Vinny Curry: 4 points

Colby Cameron: 4 points

Waymon James: 4 points

12. Titus Davis: 3 points

Ryan Aplin: 3 points

14. Nick Fanuzzi: 2 points

Donte Harden: 2 points

16. Adam Kennedy: 1 points

Bobby Rainey: 1 point

Alex Gillett: 1 point

COMPLETE STANDINGS through ten weeks

1. Case Keenum, 259 points

2. Kellen Moore, 185 points

3. Ronnie Hillman, 106 points

4. Chandler Harnish, 92 points

5. Bernard Pierce, 83 points

6. Bryant Moniz, 72 points

7. T.Y. Hilton, 63 points

8. Alex Carder, 43 points

9. Jordan White, 40 points

10. Eric Page, 39 points

11t. Bobby Rainey, 34 points

Vinny Curry

13. Dominique Davis, 28 points

14t.Austin Davis, 26 points
Patrick Edwards

16. Chuckie Keeton, 22 points

17. Branden Oliver, 21 points

18. Two tied with 19 points
J.J. McDermott
Kriss Proctor

20. Casey Pachall, 17 points

21. Rishard Matthews, 16 points
Brett Smith

23. Royce Pollard, 15 points

24. Ryan Aplin, 13 points

25. David Blackburn, 11 points

26. Nordly Capi, 10 points
Joe Banyard
Tommylee Lewis

29. Doug Martin, 9 points
Lance Dunbar

31. Chris Coyer, 8 points
Ryan Lindley
Ryan Griffin
Matt Christian

35. Quinton Patton, 7 points
Mike Ball
Zac Dysert

37. A.J. Graham, 6 points
Travis Johnson
Ja’Terian Douglas
Deon Long

41. Willie Carter, 5 points
Josh Jarboe
Tyler Tettleton
Shane McClellin
Zach Line
Bryann Harvey
Chazz Anderson

48. Austin Dantin, 4 points
Colby Cameron
Waymon James
Bradley Rutley
Blaine Gautier

54. Tyler White, 3 points
Titus Davis
GJ Kinne
Vernon Frazier
Cole Beasley
Brady Amack
Darius Johnson
Shaquil Barrett
Eugene Cooper
Robbie Rouse
Dwight Bentley
Andrew Manley
Corey Robinson

67. Donte Harden, 2 points
Nick Fanuzzi
Alonzo Harris
Lavonn Brazill
Tavarese Maye
Charles Sims
Kendrick Hardy
Morgan Williams
Riley Nelson
Derek Carr
Keith Wenning
Korey Jones
Trent Steelman
Tyron Carrier
Matt Schilz
Logan Harrell
Lance Lewis

84. Adam Kennedy, 1 point
Alex Gillett
Mark Lampford
Cody Fajardo
Ryan Radcliff
Cody Hoffman
Morgan Williams
Xavier Rush
Josh Howell
Tim Cornett
Khalil Mack
Julius Warmsley
Kyle Van Noy
Greg Irvin
Willie Snead
Tyle Shoemaker
Dominique White
Raymond Maples
Tim Jefferson