Originally posted on Taking Bad Schotz  |  Last updated 11/16/12

I like to think I associate myself with people who are up-to-date and knowledgeable about college football. Yet, I have heard this question numerous times in the wake of Cameron’s record-setting season. Colby has set two NCAA records so far this season, yet we are still hearing about how great of a QB Colin Klein is. In my opinion, Colin is one of the most overrated quarterbacks in college football. Sure, he is a great quarterback and Kansas State would be an 8-win team without him, but he is the 3rd best QB in FBS…. TOPS! Photo Credit: US Presswire Anyone who has seen Louisiana Tech play this season knows they can score some points. In fact, they have scored 50 or more points in 8 of their 10 games so far this season. The Bulldogs are averaging 53.4 points per game. That is the second highest in the NCAA and highest in the Western Athletic Conference by almost 10 points. In total, Louisiana Tech has scored 402 offensive points this season. To put that in perspective, the number 1 ranked BCS team, Kansas State, has only put 282 offensive points on the scoreboard. Yes, Louisiana Tech has played against lesser competitive defenses, but they have shown they can play with the big boys as well. Just ask Texas A&M. So, why has Louisiana Tech been so successful offensively? I can give you the answer to that in one word… BALANCE! Having a great quarterback with a dynamite arm lets you achieve a phenomenal balance with average players. However, quarterback Colby Cameron is no average player. Colby Cameron is a 6-2, 205 pound red-shirt senior from Newbury Park, California. During his last two years of high school play, he threw for almost 50 touchdowns and 5,000 yards. Upon graduation, he signed with Louisiana Tech, because frankly, it was his only scholarship offer. During the 2008 season, Colby was redshirted and was the scout team quarterback. Cameron did not make his first start until 2010. He started three games and completed 54 of his 91 passes for a completion rate of almost 60 percent. He came in last season for the struggling Nick Isham during the third quarter against Utah State and produced two touchdown-drives that eventually won the game for Louisiana Tech. He has yet to look back. This year, Colby has started every game at quarterback for Tech. The thing that makes Cameron better than the rest of the college football’s quarterbacks is his numbers……. Be ready to be impressed. Cameron has thrown for 27 touchdowns and added 3 rushing touchdowns of his own. So far, he has completed a total of 286 passes in 403 attempts for a staggering total of 3283 yards. That is a 71 percent completion rate! Most impressive of all…. He has YET to throw an interception! Cameron owns the NCAA single season record with 403 passes without an interception, shattering Geno Smith’s old record of 273. In fact, with this “no int” streak that dates all the way to last years bowl loss to TCU, Colby has set an NCAA overall record for passing attempts without throwing a pick. A record formally held by NC State/Wisconsin quarterback, Russell Wilson. All facts aside, Colby Cameron is a great player and an impeccable quarterback. It is amazing and appalling that he is not getting an ounce of consideration for any respectable college football award. His numbers not only speak for themselves, but speak volumes over Heisman frontrunner, Colin Klein. While Colin does have more rushing touchdowns, he is nowhere near the ballpark of Cameron’s 27 touchdowns in passing. On the other hand, Johnny “Football” Manziel has some pretty stacked numbers against some of the best defensive units in the league, but has also been proven to be easy to stop when defenses get used to his pattern (ie. LSU). Manziel has also accounted for more turnovers in one season than Colby has in his college career. Now, in no way am I saying that Colin Klein and little Johnny aren’t good quarterbacks. Truth be told, they are great quarterbacks. It’s just asinine to give them multiple mentions for the Heisman without even looking in Colby Cameron’s direction. I believe that Cameron has a chance to be a great NFLquarterback…. A chance to be the next Tony Romo or Joe Flacco…. An unknown QB from a small college in a weak conference to make it to the NFL…. However, I think Cameron will actually be…. You know?    Consistently GOOD. -Butts

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