01/15/2013 - EAST WEST SHRINE GAME - MONDAY PRACTICE: Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron doesn't have nearly the height or arm strength as the other quarterbacks on the East squad, but he didn't look short next to Collin Klein or Nathan Stanley, who both stand at least 6-5. With his compact delivery, Cameron fired passes all over the field, especially showing zip and velocity on out-routes. Cameron is more of a touch passer, but through one practice he didn't look out of place with the big size, big-armed quarterbacks. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/07/2012 - 2012 ALL-WAC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): QB-Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech, Sr., has been selected First Team All-Western Athletic Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Quarterback Colby Cameron was named the WAC Offensive Player of the Year after finishing the season ranked second in the nation in passing with 345.6 yards per game and fourth in total offense with 360.3 yards per contest. Cameron completed 359-of-522 passes for 4,147 yards and 31 touchdowns with just five interceptions. He didn't throw his first interception until the 11th game of the season. Cameron set a new NCAA record for most consecutive passes without an interception with 428 attempts this year and 444 going back to last season. - Louisiana Tech Football
12/03/2012 - 2012 WAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Colby Cameron, Sr., QB, Louisiana Tech...Cameron, a senior quarterback from Newbury Park, Calif. (Newbury Park HS), is second in the nation in passing with 345.6 yards per game and fourth in total offense with 360.3 yards per contest. Cameron completed 359-of-522 passes for 4,147 yards and 31 touchdowns with just five interceptions. He didn't throw his first interception until the 11th game of the season.
Cameron set a new NCAA record for most consecutive passes without an interception with 428 attempts this year and 444 going back to last season. This is Louisiana Tech's second WAC Offensive Player of the Year award as running back Ryan Moats was the 2004 recipient. - WAC football
12/03/2012 - Louisiana Tech, with a 9-3 record and the highest scoring team in the country, isn't going to a bowl game. La Tech athletic director Bruce Van De Velde told The Associated Press that Independence Bowl organizers offered a spot in their game on Saturday afternoon, but the Bulldogs had other possible options still available to them. Van De Velde said he asked the Independence Bowl for more time to make a decision, but was told by game organizers that they couldn't wait. ''Nobody turned a bowl bid down,'' he said. ''We asked for more time to vet two other opportunities that we had that we felt good about.''
Van De Velde said he told the Independence Bowl organizers: ''Anybody you are going to get to replace us will be there on Sunday. Just give us time to evaluate these opportunities.'' The Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., had already invited Louisiana-Monroe from the Sun Belt Conference. Independence Bowl chairman Jack Andres said organizers had to set a deadline for Louisiana Tech. They were concerned if they waited they would be stuck with a team that was barely bowl eligible and too far away from Shreveport to bring many fans to the game. ''We had to make some decisions to get somebody in there. We've got sponsors, hotels. There's a lot of money riding on this,'' he said. ''Before we made another deal we called them back. - AP Sports
11/26/2012 - 2012 SAMMY BAUGH AWARD WINNER: Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron has been named the winner of the prestigious Sammy Baugh Award presented to college football's top passer by The Touchdown Club of Columbus. The trophy was first presented in 1959 and has been held by legendary passers including Steve Young, John Elway, Bob Griese and last year's winner Case Keenum of Houston. Cameron is the 10th WAC quarterback to win the award.
During the 2012 regular season Cameron established NCAA records for most consecutive pass attempts without an interception in a season (428) and in a career (444). The Newbury Park, Calif. native recorded 4,147 passing yards, 31 touchdown passes and a completion percentage of 69 percent. Cameron also posted a trio of 400-plus passing yard games including a career high 468 yards at San Jose State on Nov. 24.
Cameron directed an offense that is ranked No. 1 nationally in scoring and total offense and No. 4 nationally in passing offense. He directed a Bulldog unit that was the only team in the country to score 51 or more points in eight games during the season.
The Sammy Baugh Award will be presented during the Touchdown Club of Columbus 58th Annual Sports Banquet scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in Downtown Columbus. For additional information, visit www.tdccolumbus.com. - La Tech football
10/22/2012 - Heisman candidates and Big 12 foes Collin Klein and Geno Smith highlight the 16 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien Award, which is awarded annually to the nation's best college quarterback. Oklahoma's Landry Jones, Texas Tech's Seth Doege and Baylor's Nick Florence from the Big 12 also made the list. Only one non-BCS quarterback is on the list, Louisiana Tech's Colby Cameron, who is sixth in the nation in passing yards with 2,306 and 20 passing touchdowns. - J. Darin Darst, CBSSports.com
10/17/2012 - Louisiana Tech's Colby Cameron was one of 10 quarterbacks added to the Manning Award Watch List Wednesday, an award sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Cameron was added after a strong start to the season with a 70.2 completion percentage through six games. He is currently 167-for-238 passing for 1,906 yards, 18 touchdowns and no interceptions for a 162.4 efficiency rating. He is also on the Davey O'Brien and Maxwell Award Watch Lists. - The Shreveport Times
09/29/2012 - Colby Cameron threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and Louisiana Tech scored 34 unanswered points to rally from an early deficit and beat penalty-riddled Virginia 44-38 Saturday. Ray Holley ran for two touchdowns for the Bulldogs (4-0), who trailed 24-10 midway through the second quarter. They then intercepted Michael Rocco three times and converted each one into a touchdown on their way to their eight consecutive road victory and 11th win in a row during the regular season. The Cavaliers (2-3) came out seemingly intent on getting into a wide-open game, and flourished into the second quarter. Tailback Perry Jones threw a 36-yard touchdown pass, and Rocco made scoring throws of 73 yards to Khalek Shepherd and 2 yards to Paul Freedman until the Bulldogs' defense made some plays. - AP Sports
09/17/2012 - WEEK 3 WAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron, a senior from Newbury Park, Calif. (Newbury Park HS), completed 19-of-24 passes for 276 yards and tied a career-high with four touchdown passes in the 56-37 win over Rice. He also had four carries for 15 yards. Cameron has guided the Bulldogs to 56 points in both games this season and is 10th in the nation in total offense with 314.5 yards per game. Others nominated on offense: sophomore wide receiver Austin Franklin, New Mexico State; junior quarterback David Fales, San Jose State; junior running back Evans Okotcha, UTSA; and senior running back Kerwynn Williams, Utah State. - WAC football
09/09/2012 - Colby Cameron threw for three touchdowns, Kevin Ting ran for three and Louisiana Tech overcame 580 yards passing by David Piland to defeat Houston 56-49 Saturday night. The two explosive teams combined for 1,291 yards of offense in a game that lasted 4 hours and 8 minutes and wasn't secured until Houston (0-2) failed on an onside kick attempt with 35 seconds remaining. Cameron had touchdown passes of 6, 8 and 14 yards while completing 34 of 52 passes for 353 yards; Ting rushed for 112 yards, including TDs of 13, 9 and 59 yards; and Kenneth Dixon added 90 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Bulldogs, who were playing their first game after their opener against Texas A&M was postponed last week due to Hurricane Isaac. Louisiana Tech needed all of that to offset Piland, who completed 53 of 77 passes for 580 yards and four touchdowns. - AP Sports