Week 11 Detmer Award: Casey Pachall Earns Top Honors


TCU is in its last season as a non-BCS conference program, and what a stamp it put on that status. Casey Pachall threw for five touchdowns to lead the Frogs in snapping Boise State’s 35-game home win streak. Pachall’s effort didn’t go unnoticed by the Detmer Award panel, as he snagged his first No. 1 vote of the season.

Read on for the rest of the Week 11 ballot.

Mike James, Navy Bird Dog

1. Casey Pachall, QB, TCU
2. Taveon Rogers, WR, New Mexico State
3. Brandon Joiner, DE, Arkansas State
4. Adonis Thomas, RB, Toledo
5. Jonathan Perry, QB, UAB

Brett Hein, The Upset Blog

1. Casey Pachall, QB TCU – 24-37 for 473 yards and 5 TD to slay Boise State
2. Cody Fajardo, QB Nevada – 25-36 for 290 yards and 3 TD; 81 rushing yards and 1 TD on 19 carries. Don’t look now, but Chris Ault’s pistol has the 5th-ranked offense in the country.
3. Case Keenum, QB Houston – 22-29 for 325 and 3 TD in less than 3 quarters of work.
4. Kellen Moore, QB Boise State – 28-38 for 320 yards and 2 TD. Look, it’s not his fault people. 46-3 as a starter, three losses by a combined five points, and kickers missed five field goals in those losses. Brutal.
5. Chris Nwoke, RB Colorado State – 22 carries, 232 rushing yards, 1 TD in a loss to San Diego State


#1 Casey Paschall, QB, TCU- TCU went up to the blue field and pulled off the big upset behind first year starter Paschall. Paschall went 24-37 for 473 yards, 5 TD and 1 INT. He not only orchestrated the winning drive but also completed a two-point conversion to put the Frogs up by one in the closing moments. I don’t think there is any doubt he outplayed Kellen Moore on this day.

#2 Case Keenum, QB, Houston- The Cougars drubbed another C-USA opponent as they scored over 70 points. Keenum put up 325 yards and 3 TDs and only had 7 incompletions.

#3 Chandler Harnish, QB, NIU- Harnish makes my list again. Once again he showed off his dual threat ability as he not only passed for 294 yards he was also the teams leading rusher with 151 yards. He totaled 3 TDs in his teams 45-14 win.

#4 Charles Sims, RB, Houston- Keenum wasn’t the only one who drubbed Tulane. Sims had 207 yards rushing on only 10 carries and scored 2 TD. He also had 5 receptions for 45 yards.

#5 Alex Carder- QB, Western Michigan- In a losing effort, Carder put up some amazing numbers. He had 7 TDs and threw for 548 yards (38/59). He had an additional TD on the ground

Matt Hargelroad, CowboyAltitude.com

1. Casey Pahall – TCU
2. Alex Carder – WMU
3. Adonis Thomas – Toledo
4. Jordan White – WMU
5. Chris Nwoke – CSU

Matthew Elder, BuffaloBillsDraft.com & Crystal Ball Run

1. RB Charlie Sims-Houston
So…ummm…raise your hand if you’ve ever finished a game with a 20+ yard per carry average. Ok, so nobody but Sims? Gotcha, and that’s why he’s #1 on our ballot.

2. QB Alex Carder-Western Michigan
In what has been the most exciting MACtion games of the year thus far Alex Carder pulled his best Case Keenum impression as he went 38 of 59 for 548 yards, and 7 TD’s.

3. WR Jordan White-Western Michigan
Much like Patrick Edwards when Keenum went off Jordan White was the recipient of Carder going off. He hauled in 16 passes for 238 yards for 3 TD’s.

Kevin McGuire, No2MinuteWarning.com, Crystal Ball Run, College Football Examiner

1. Casey Pachall, TCU

2. Case Keenum, Houston

3. Josh Boyce, TCU

4. Kellen Moore, Boise State

5. Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois

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

1. Casey Pachall, TCU
2. Case Keenum, Houston
3. Alex Carder, Western Michigan
4. Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois
5. Cody Fajardo, Nevada

Kyle Kensing

1. Casey Pachall, TCU
Boise State’s defense has been an impenetrable fortress — until Saturday. Pachall sliced up the Broncos for five touchdowns, including a beautiful long bomb and two-point conversion that snapped the Broncos’ 35-game home win streak.

2. Alex Carder, Western Michigan
Had the Broncos come out on the winning side of Tuesday’s second straight 120-plus MACtion, Alex Carder would probably be the top vote getter given his seven touchdowns and 548 yards passing.

3. Charles Sims, Houston
Charles Sims’ two touchdown rushes in the Cougars’ shellacking of Tulane crossed more than half the field. He carried just 10 times, yet finished with 207 yards. That’s an unreal average. I need to catch my breath driving 20 yards at a time, let alone rushing.

4. Adonis Thomas, Toledo
Living up to his mythical moniker, Adonis Thomas was Toledo’s titan with 223 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Rockets’ 66-63 defeat of Western Michigan.

5. Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois
The NIU senior continues to lead the Huskies on a repeat march to the MAC West title, most recently deluging Bowling Green with three total touchdowns and over 440 total yards.


1. Casey Pachall: 25 points (5)

2. Alex Carder: 13 points

3. Case Keenum: 11 points

4. Charles Sims: 10 points (1)

5. Adonis Thomas: 7 points

6. Jordan White: 5 points

7t. Taveon Rogers: 4 points

Cody Fajardo: 4 points

9t. Chandler Harnish: 3 points

Brandon Joiner: 3 points

11t. Kellen Moore: 2 points

Chris Nwoke: 2 points

13. Jonathan Perry: 1 point

COMPLETE RESULTS through eleven weeks

1. Case Keenum, 270 points

2. Kellen Moore, 187 points

3. Ronnie Hillman, 106 points

4. Chandler Harnish, 95 points

5. Bernard Pierce, 83 points

6. Bryant Moniz, 72 points

7. T.Y. Hilton, 63 points

8. Jordan White, 45 points

9. Alex Carder, 43 points

10. Casey Pachall, 42 points

11. Eric Page, 39 points

12t. Bobby Rainey, 34 points
Vinny Curry

14. Dominique Davis, 28 points

15t.Austin Davis, 26 points
Patrick Edwards

17. Chuckie Keeton, 22 points

18. Branden Oliver, 21 points

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

21. Rishard Matthews, 16 points
Brett Smith

23. Royce Pollard, 15 points

24. Ryan Aplin, 13 points

25. Charles Sims, 12 points

26. David Blackburn, 11 points

27. Nordly Capi, 10 points
Joe Banyard
Tommylee Lewis

30. Doug Martin, 9 points
Lance Dunbar

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

36. Quinton Patton, 7 points
Adonis Thomas
Mike Ball
Zac Dysert

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

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

52. Austin Dantin, 4 points
Taveon Rodgers
Colby Cameron
Waymon James
Bradley Rutley
Blaine Gautier

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

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

90. Adam Kennedy, 1 point
Alex Gillett
Jonathan Perry
Mark Lampford
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