Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Non-AQ Heisman Watch
By Andrea Adelson
Two non-AQ quarterbacks remain in the hunt for the Heisman. Here is a look at how they fared in Week 9.
Kellen Moore, Boise State. Moore was off last week but has a record in his sights Saturday at UNLV. With a victory, Moore will pass Colt McCoy to set the NCAA record for most wins by a starting quarterback with 46. Moore has thrown for 2,010 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions this season, and it seems he has a great shot to be invited back to New York.
Case Keenum, Houston. Keenum is a big-time player to watch Saturday against UAB. After throwing for over 500 yards in a 73-34 win over Rice, Keenum needs 268 yards against the Blazers to set the NCAA career passing mark. Timmy Chang currently holds the record of 17,072 yards set from 2000-04 at Hawaii. Keenum threw nine touchdown passes in the win over Rice, passing Graham Harrell for the most career touchdown passes in FBS history. Keenum now has 139, five more than Harrell had from 2005-08 at Texas Tech. As other teams and players have fallen, watch for Keenum to keep rising for at least some consideration. It is hard to ignore what he has done so far this season for the No. 13 Cougars. Keenum has thrown for 3,219 yards, 32 touchdowns and three interceptions and is completing a career-high 71.9 percent of his passes.