Week 12 Detmer Award Vote: Robert Turbin Bursts to No. 1


Case Keenum is still the overall leader, but this week had a modest four-point showing. This week was all about Utah State’s Robert Turbin, top vote getter after his outstanding performance against Idaho. Chandler Harnish had another big week, and is in the running for the finals. Read on for complete results, and please visit the panelists’ home sites where these writers do tremendous jobs covering the non-automatic qualifying conferences.

Matt Elder, Crystal Ball Run & Buffalo Bills Draft

1. RB Branden Oliver-Buffalo
2. RB Robert Turbin-Utah State
3. LB Sammy Brown-Houston


#1 Chandler Harnish, QB, NIU- Went 26/36 for 338 yards passing with 2 TDs. Added 181 yards rushing and 1 TD on the ground.

#2 Colby Cameron, QB, Louisiana Tech- Led the Bulldogs back against Nevada in a late rally by tossing 3 unanswered 4th quarter TDs to help beat Nevada and move to 5-1 in the WAC. Threw for 355 yards and 3 TDs.

#3 Tyler Shoemaker, WR, Boise State- Helped Boise bounce back and beat San Diego State by catching 10 passes and 3 TDs.

#4 Alex Carder, QB, Western Michigan- Led the Broncos over Miami (Oh) by throwing for 429 yards and 3 TDs on 36/57 passing.

#5 Case Keenum, QB, Houston- Led his team to an 11-0 record with a 37-7 win over June Jones and SMU. Keenum put up 318 yards passing and had 2 TDs (1 rushing and 1 passing).

Matt Hargelroad, CowboyAltitude.com

1. Chandler Harnish – NIU

2. Robert Turbin – USU

3. Zac Dysert – WMU

4. Asher Clark – AFA

5. Brett Smith – WYO

Mike James, Navy Bird Dog

1. Chandler Harnish, NIU
2. Sammy Brown, Houston
3. Robert Turbin, Utah State
4. Bobby Rainey, WKU
5. Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech

Chad Smith, 7220Report.com

1. Alex Carder QB WMU

2. Kellen Moore QB BSU

3. Robert Turbin RB USU

4. Brett Smith QB WYO

5. Quinton patton WR La Tech

Brett Hein, The Upset Blog

1. Brett Smith, QB Wyoming — 23-38 for 212 passing yards and 1 TD, with 140 rushing yards and 2 more TD

2. Robert Turbin, RB Utah State — 208 rushing yards and 3 TD on 24 carries in USU’s OT win, the nation’s highest rushing total this week

3. Kellen Moore, QB Boise State — 28-40 for 366 yards and 4 TD

4. Robbie Rouse, RB Fresno State — 176 rushing yards on 37 carries in a win at Hawaii

5. Bernard Pierce & Matt Brown, RBs Temple — Pierce 157 rushing yards and 3 TD, Brown with 133 more with 2 TD in blowout over Army

Zach Bloxham, The Upset Blog

1) Robert Turbin
2) Brett Smith
3) Kellen Moore
4) Robbie Rouse
5) Case Keenum

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

1. Vinny Curry
2. Bobby Rainey
3. Kellen Moore
4. Case Keenum
5. Nick Harwell

Kyle Kensing

1. Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois

Chandler Harnish is like (college) Tim Tebow without all…Tebow Circus, shall we say. He threw for 338 yards and rushed for 208 in the Huskies’ potential MAC West-clinching win. This guy’s an absolute baller.

2. Robert Turbin, Utah State

The Cardiac Aggies rarely make it easy, and Saturday’s win at Idaho was no exception. Good thing for USU it has Robert Turbin, who exploded for 208 yards and three touchdowns.

3. Bobby Rainey, Western Kentucky

Western freakin’ Kentucky is BOWL ELIGIBLE. Wrap your head around that one. Bobby Rainey supplemented the Hilltoppers’ sixth win with 214 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as a receiving score.

4. Tyler Shoemaker, Boise State

Kellen Moore’s top target abused a San Diego State defense that had ranked in the top 20 nationally entering Saturday’s game. Tyler Shoemaker hauled in three of Moore’s four touchdowns and finished with 130 yards.

5. Vinny Curry, Marshall

Vinny Curry’s had a truly special season. He was my nominee for the Bronko Nagurski Award, and on Thursday night had a hugely important play that kept the Herd’s postseason hopes alive. Curry blocked a Memphis point-after attempt — Marshall won by a point.


1. Robert Turbin: 25 points (1)

2. Chandler Harnish: 20 points (4)

3. Kellen Moore: 13 points

4. Brett Smith: 12 points (1)

5. Bobby Rainey: 9 points

6t. Alex Carder: 7 points (1)

6t. Sammy Brown: 7 points

8. Vinny Curry: 6 points (1)

9t. Brandon Oliver: 5 points (1)

9t. Tyler Shoemaker: 5 points

11t. Colby Cameron: 4 points

11t. Robbie Rouse: 4 points

11t. Case Keenum: 4 points

14. Zac Dysert: 3 points

15t. Asher Clark: 2 points

15t. Quinton Patton: 2 points

17t. Bernard Pierce: 1 point

17t. Matt Brown: 1 point

17t. Nick Harwell: 1 point

COMPLETE STANDINGS through 12 weeks

1. Case Keenum, 274 points

2. Kellen Moore, 200 points

3. Chandler Harnish, 115 points

4. Ronnie Hillman, 106 points

5. Bernard Pierce, 84 points

6. Bryant Moniz, 72 points

7. T.Y. Hilton, 63 points

8. Alex Carder, 50 points

9. Eric Page, 48 points

10. Jordan White, 45 points

11. Bobby Rainey, 43 points

12. Casey Pachall, 42 points

13. Vinny Curry, 40 points

14. Dominique Davis, 28 points
Brett Smith

16t.Austin Davis, 26 points
Patrick Edwards
Branden Oliver

19. Robert Turbin, 25 points

20. Chuckie Keeton, 22 points

21t. J.J. McDermott, 19 points
Kriss Proctor

23. Rishard Matthews, 16 points

24. Royce Pollard, 15 points

25. Ryan Aplin, 13 points

26. Charles Sims, 12 points

27. David Blackburn, 11 points

28. Nordly Capi, 10 points
Joe Banyard
Tommylee Lewis
Zac Dysert

32. Doug Martin, 9 points
Lance Dunbar
Quinton Patton

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

39. Adonis Thomas, 7 points
Mike Ball
Sammy Brown
Robbie Rouse

43. A.J. Graham, 6 points
Tyle Shoemaker
Travis Johnson
Ja’Terian Douglas
Deon Long

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

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

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

75. Donte Harden, 2 points
Asher Clark
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

91. Adam Kennedy, 1 point
Nick Harwell
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
Dominique White
Raymond Maples
Tim Jefferson