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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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Case up for top QB honors tonight on ESPN


Senior quarterback Case Keenum leads the NCAA in passing yards (5,099) and touchdowns (45). | Emily Chambers/The Daily Cougar

Senior quarterback Case Keenum is among the finalists competing for the highest awards in college football tonight during The Home Depot College Football Awards Show at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

Keenum is one of three finalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award with Baylor’s Robert Griffin III and Stanford’s Andrew Luck.

Keenum leads the nation with 5,099 passing yards and 45 touchdowns against just five interceptions, and owns the NCAA’s third best quarterback rating at 177.9.

Griffin III leads the NCAA in quarterback rating of 192.3, breaking former Boise State quarterback Ryan Dinwiddle’s previous single-season high of 188.2 set in 2002. Griffin III has thrown for 36 touchdowns and run for nine more. He has completed 72.4 percent of his passes for 3,998 yards.

Luck has completed 70 percent of his passing attempts for 3,170 yards and 35 touchdowns against nine interceptions.

Complete List of Award Finalists:

Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award 

  • Robert Griffin III, Baylor, 3,998 passing yard, 36 TD, 6 INT, 9 rushing TD
  • Case Keenum, Houston, 5,099 passing yards, 45 TD, 5 INT, 177.9 Rtg
  • Andrew Luck, Stanford,  3,170 passing yards, 35 TD, 167.5 Rtg

Biletnikoff Award (Wide Receiver) 

  • Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma St., 113 receptions, 1,336 yards, 15 TD
  • Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma, 83 receptions, 1,157 yards, 10 TD
  • Robert Woods, USC, 111 receptions, 1,292 yards, 15 TD

Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award 

  • Randy Bullock, Texas A&M, 25-29 FG, 52-54 XP, 52 Long
  • Dustin Hopkins, Florida St., 20-25 FG, 44-44 XP, 53 Long
  • Caleb Sturgis, Florida, 21-25 FG, 28-28 XP, 55 Long

Maxwell Award (Best All-Around Player) 

  • Andrew Luck, Stanford, 3,170 passing yards, 35 TD, 167.5 Rtg
  • Kellen Moore, Boise St., 3,507 passing yards, 41 TD, 176.8 Rtg
  • Trent Richardson, Alabama, 1,583 rushing yards, 20 TD, 327 receiving yards, 3 TD

Maxwell Football Club Defensive Player of the Year (Chuck Bednarik Trophy) 

  • Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama, 79 tot, 3 sacks, 1 INT
  • Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU, 71 tot, 1.5 sacks, 2 INT, 5 FF
  • Devon Still, DT, Penn St., 49 tot, 4.5 sacks, 14 TFL

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