Robert Griffin — Baylor vs. Texas Tech. Griffin leads the NCAA in total offense and is coming off a 551-yard, four touchdown game against Oklahoma, including an 80-yard scoring drive that resulted in a 34-yard fade route to Terrance Williams and effectively put an end to Oklahoma’s national championship bid. Griffin has the second highest passing efficiency in the nation with 33 touchdowns to five interceptions and a 72.9-percent completion mark. He’s produced six 300-plus yard games in his last seven matchups and Texas Tech is giving up 250 yards passing per game, where they rank 64th in the country. Baylor is the top producing offense in the Big 12 and ranks behind only Houston nationally with an average of 573 yards per game.
Chandler Harnish — Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan. The Huskies have 40 or more points in nine of 11 games this year and Harnish has a team-high 1,203 rushing yards and 2,594 yards passing this season after setting a new single-game mark for total offense against Ball State with 519 yards in Week 12. He's been to Northern Illinois what Dan LeFevour was to Central Michigan in 2009. If the Huskies can limit turnovers on offense, there’s no reason to think he won’t continue to add to his impressive totals against a struggling EMU squad. The Eagles rank sixth in the MAC in pass defense and allow an average of 218.9 yards per game.
Nick Foles — Arizona vs. Louisiana Lafayette. Foles suffered a rib injury in the fourth quarter of last week’s game against Arizona State, but is fully expected to play this week in the Wildcats final game of the season. The fifth year senior has proven to be an effective quarterback since transferring from Michigan State, ranking third in the nation with 3,982 passing yards, while averaging 7.7 yards per attempt and 25 touchdowns in his first 11 starts. Louisiana Lafayette (8-3) is bowl-bound and ranks sixth in the Sun Belt in pass defense. As Rivals.com notes, they also rank middle of the pack in nearly every other defensive category.
Case Keenum — Houston at Tulsa. Keenum is the all-time FBS leader in total offense and currently leads the nation with 4,269 yards passing and 38 touchdowns, compared to just three interceptions this season. The Cougars are averaging 53.1 points per game and 618.3 yards of total offense. Tulsa ranks ninth in the Conference USA with an average of 37.7 points against and 409.5 yards of total offense.
Alex Carder — Western Michigan vs. Akron. The Western Michigan passing attack has been highly-efficient over the last several weeks, where Carder is coming off three consecutive games of 400 plus yards while completing 36 of 57 passes for three touchdowns in last week’s near upset to Miami of Ohio. Western Michigan is bowl-eligible with six wins but would likely need another one this week to receive any of the low-end MAC bowl considerations. Expect Carder to maitain his averages against an Akron defense that’s positioned to finish last in the MAC in points allowed and yields an average of 413.5 total yards per game this season.
Mid-to-Low End options
James Franklin — Missouri at Kansas
Austin Davis — Southern Mississippi vs. Memphis
Seth Doege — Texas Tech at Baylor
Logan Thomas — Virginia Tech at Virginia
Keith Wenning — Ball State vs. Toledo
Denard Robinson — Michigan vs. Ohio State
Brett Smith — Wyoming vs. Boise State
Tim Jefferson — Air Force at Colorado State
Colby Cameron — Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State
Geno Smith — West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh