Adams, Carr Recognized by TDC as Nation's Best
Dec. 3, 2013
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr was named Wednesday as the winner of the Sammy Baugh Award and wide receiver Davante Adams the winner of the 2013 Paul Warfield Award, the Touchdown Club of Columbus announced.
Carr joins his brother and former Fresno State quarterback David Carr as the first brothers to both win the award, which was first presented in 1959 by the TDC. The Sammy Baugh Award honors college football's top passer.
The Paul Warfield Award is presented to the nation's best receiver. Adams joins an elite field of past winners that includes Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Randy Moss.
The 59th Touchdown Club of Columbus Awards banquet is slated for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.
Carr is completing one of the most impressive seasons and careers in NCAA history. His career TD-to-INT ratio of 108-to-21 is the highest of any QB in FBS history that has thrown for over 100 career touchdowns. He also has an FBS-leading 45 touchdown passes against only five interceptions this season to join Case Keenum of Houston (2011) as the only FBS quarterbacks in history to throw 45 or more TD passes and have under eight interceptions in a season.
Carr is responsible for 42 more touchdowns than he is turnovers this season, which leads all other FBS players by six.
Adams is the national leader in receptions per game (10.3) and touchdown catches with 22, which is seven more than any other FBS receiver. Adams is one of only two players this century to have two games in the same season with over 200 yards receiving and four touchdown catches.
He has caught a nation's-best 10 or more passes in six games this year and also has six 100-yard receiving games. With two games remaining, Adams is five touchdowns shy of tying the FBS record for TD receptions in a season of 27, held by Louisiana Tech's Troy Edwards.
The Bulldog duo has led the Fresno State offense that leads the nation in passing (410.3 ypg), is ranked second in total offense (580.6), third in plays per game (85.5) and fourth in scoring (47.3).
No. 24/22 Fresno State is set to host Utah State on Saturday in the Mountain West Championship game (7 p.m./CBS).
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