Week 13 Detmer Award: Case Keenum Holds Strong at 1


The overall points leader Case Keenum built on his lead in the inaugural Detmer Award vote. His performance against previously conference unbeaten Tulsa vaulted Keenum even further ahead of Boise State’s Kellen Moore. Other Week 13 movers included Colorado State’s Chris Nwoke and Temple’s Bernard Pierce, who holds steady in the top five.

Just one week remains until the final ballot. Read on to see how the penultimate vote broke down.

Matt Hargelroad, CowboyAltitude.com

1. Case Keenum – HOU

2. Rakeem Cato – MRSH

3. Latavius Murray – UCF

4. Alfred Morris – FAU

5. Chris Nwoke – CSU


#1 Case Keenum, QB, Houston- Houston was supposed to get a stiff challenge from Tulsa. At least that’s why I thought. It was a four point game in the third until Houston scored four unanswered TDs to win going away 48-16. Keenum tossed 5 TD versus 0 INTs and passed for 457 yards. Not bad considering this was probably Houston’s biggest game to date.

#2 Tyler Van Tubbergen, QB, Western Michigan- No Alex Carder (out with a separated shoulder)? No problem! Van Tubbergen only passed for 252 yards on 19 of 21 and only threw 6 TDs. He also had 60 yards rushing and a TD on the ground. Not bad for a back-up.

#3 Latavius Murray, RB, UCF- It was too little too late as far as their season goes but Latavius Murray broke through in this game for 233 yards and 2 TD on the ground. Oh yeah, he also caught 2 passes and took one of those in for a score. UCF ended up 5-7 on the season but they did keep UTEP out of a bowl by beating them this weekend.

#4 Bobby Rainey, RB, Western Kentucky- Rainey was an absolute workhorse for WKU as he ran the ball 43 times for 227 yards and 3 TD in their win over Troy 41-18. I don’t know anyone who saw that score coming at the beginning of the year.

#5 Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple- Pierce had 3 second half TDs and rumbled for 189 yards in a Temple victory that should have them bowling this year after being left on the outside looking in last year.

Mike James, Navy Bird Dog

1. Case Keenum, Houston
2. Bobby Rainey, WKU
3. Rakeem Cato, Marshall
4. Latavius Murray, UCF
5. Patrick Edwards, Houston

Brett Hein, The Upset Blog

1. Case Keenum, QB Houston — 33-46, 457 yards, 5 TD
2. Chris Nwoke, RB Colorado State — 29 carries for 269 yards and 2 TD
3. Rishard Matthews, WR Nevada — 12 catches, 205 yards, 1 TD
4. Tim Jefferson, QB Air Force — 9-12 for 221 yards and 3 TD
5. Tyler VanTubbergen, QB Western Michigan — 19-21 for 252 yards and 6 TD

Matt Elder, Crystal Ball Run; Buffalo Bills Draft

1. RB Chris Nwoke-Colorado State
2. QB Case Keenum-Houston
3. RB Latavius Murray-UCF

Chad Smith, 7220Report.com

1. Case Keenum QB HOU

2. Chris Nwoke RB CSU

3. Bobby Rainey RB WKU

4. Patrick Edwards WR HOU

5. Rakeem Cato QB MAR

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

Check out the breakdown of Kevin’s ballot at No2MinuteWarning.com

1. Case Keenum

2. Bernard Pierce

3. Chris Nwoke

4. Latavius Murray

5. Zack Kauth

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

1. Bobby Rainey

2. Case Keenum

3. Patrick Edwards

4. Jordan White

5. Chandler Harnish

Kyle Kensing

1. Case Keenum
The runaway overall leader continues to exhibit why he’s the top vote getter thus far. He blasted the top defense in Conference USA with five touchdowns passes and nearly 450 yards.

2. Chris Nwoke
CSU dropped a tough decision to Air Force, 45-21 but through no fault of running back Chris Nwoke: 29 carries, 269 yards and two touchdowns.

3. Bernard Pierce
Temple’s star running back broke off 189 yards rushing and reached pay dirt three times.

4. Bobby Rainey
One of the surprises of the Sun Belt continued to roll, routing 2010 conference champion Troy behind Bobby Rainey’s eye-popping 227 yards and three touchdowns.

5. Patrick Edwards
The top weapon in Case Keenum’s arsenal brought in four of the UH quarterback’s scores.


Case Keenum: 43 points (7 first place votes)

Chris Nwoke: 21 points (1)

Bobby Rainey: 16 points (1)

Latavius Murray: 13 points

Rakeem Cato: 8 points

Bernard Pierce: 8 points

Patrick Edwards: 7 points

Tyler Van Tubbergen: 5 points

Rishard Matthews: 3 points

Alfred Morris: 2 points

Jordan White: 2 points

Tim Jefferson: 2 points

Chandler Harnish: 1 point

Zack Kauth: 1 point

COMPLETE STANDINGS through 13 weeks

1. Case Keenum, 317 points

2. Kellen Moore, 200 points

3. Chandler Harnish, 117 points

4. Ronnie Hillman, 106 points

5. Bernard Pierce, 92 points

6. Bryant Moniz, 72 points

7. T.Y. Hilton, 63 points

8. Bobby Rainey, 59 points

9. Alex Carder, 50 points

10. Eric Page, 48 points

11. Jordan White, 47 points

12. Casey Pachall, 42 points

13. Vinny Curry, 40 points

14. Patrick Edwards, 33 points

15t. Dominique Davis, 28 points
Brett Smith

17t.Austin Davis, 26 points
Branden Oliver

19. Robert Turbin, 25 points

20. Chris Nwoke, 23 points

21. Chuckie Keeton, 22 points

22t. J.J. McDermott, 19 points
Rishard Matthews
Kriss Proctor

25. Royce Pollard, 15 points

26t. Ryan Aplin, 13 points
Latavius Murray

28. Charles Sims, 12 points

29. David Blackburn, 11 points

30t. Nordly Capi, 10 points
Joe Banyard
Tommylee Lewis
Zac Dysert

34t. Doug Martin, 9 points
Lance Dunbar
Quinton Patton

37t. Chris Coyer, 8 points
Rakeem Cato
Ryan Lindley
Ryan Griffin
Matt Christian

42t. Adonis Thomas, 7 points
Mike Ball
Sammy Brown
Robbie Rouse

46t. A.J. Graham, 6 points
Tyle Shoemaker
Travis Johnson
Ja’Terian Douglas
Deon Long

51t. Willie Carter, 5 points
Tyler Van Tubbergen
Josh Jarboe
Cody Fajardo
Tyler Tettleton
Shane McClellin
Zach Line
Bryann Harvey
Chazz Anderson

60t. Austin Dantin, 4 points
Colby Cameron
Taveon Rodgers
Colby Cameron
Waymon James
Bradley Rutley
Blaine Gautier

67t. Tyler White, 3 points
Tim Jefferson
Brandon Joiner
Titus Davis
GJ Kinne
Vernon Frazier
Cole Beasley
Brady Amack
Darius Johnson
Shaquil Barrett
Eugene Cooper
Dwight Bentley
Andrew Manley
Corey Robinson

81t. Donte Harden, 2 points
Asher Clark
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

98t. Adam Kennedy, 1 point
Zack Kauth
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