By Brian Murphy
Boise State senior quarterback Kellen Moore is one of 16 semifinalists for the 2011 Davey O'Brien Award, given annually to the top collegiate quarterback.
Moore is the only Mountain West QB on the list. He is one of three players, along with Stanford's Andrew Luck and Houston's Case Keenum, that was a semifinalist in 2010.
The full list (in alphabetical order):
Matt Barkley, JR, USC, Pac-12
Tajh Boyd, SO, Clemson, ACC
Kirk Cousins, SR, Michigan State, Big Ten
Seth Doege, JR, Texas Tech, Big 12
Robert Griffin III, JR, Baylor, Big 12
Landry Jones, JR, Oklahoma, Big 12
Case Keenum, SR, Houston, C-USA
Andrew Luck, SR, Stanford, Pac-12
Kellen Moore, SR, Boise St., MWC
Keith Price, SO, Washington, Pac-12
Denard Robinson, JR, Michigan, Big Ten
Ryan Tannehill, SR, Texas A&M, Big 12
Darron Thomas, JR, Oregon, Pac-12
Brandon Weeden, SR, Oklahoma State, Big 12
Russell Wilson, SR, Wisconsin, Big Ten
Tyler Wilson, JR, Arkanasas, SEC
Mountain West honors Moore, Hout
Boise State senior quarterback Kellen Moore and senior linebacker Byron Hout were named Mountain West players of the week for their play during the Broncos' 37-26 victory against Air Force on Saturday.
It is the fourth Offensive Player of the Week award this season for Moore, who completed 23-of-29 passes for 281 yards and three touchdowns in the win, which tied Moore with former Texas QB Colt McCoy for the most victories by an FBS quarterback with 45.
Hout had a career-high 18 tackles in the victory to earn Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week honors. It was the most tackles by a Boise State player since Cam Hall recorded 19 against Louisville on Dec. 31, 2004.
• Boise State President Bob Kustra is in Washington, D.C., to speak at a Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics panel on Monday.
Kustra is on the panel "Presidential Viewpoints on the Future of Division I Athletics," along with Michael Martin of LSU and Thomas Ross of North Carolina.
"I'm interested in conference realignment if it can gain us automatic qualifying status," Kustra reportedly said during the discussion.
The line of the day came from LSU's Martin: "We could end up with two conferences — one called ESPN and one called Fox."
Idaho Famous Potato Bowl tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale now for the Saturday, Dec. 17 bowl game at Bronco Stadium. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. The game will pair a team from the Western Athletic Conference against a team from the Mid-American Conference.
Tickets in the premium upper- and lower-level are $50. Upper-level corner tickets cost $30 and end-zone tickets are $18. A family pack of four upper-level corner tickets is available for $50.
All tickets will be available at Idahotickets.com, by phone at: (208) 426-1494, or at the Bronco Stadium ticket office.
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