Tech's Cameron wins Baugh Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron has been named the winner of the Sammy Baugh Award, presented to college football’s top passer by The Touchdown Club of Columbus.

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 completed 69 percent of his passes.

Cameron also posted a trio of 400-plus passing yard games, including Saturday’s career-high 468 yards at San Jose State.

Cameron directed an offense that is ranked No. 1 nationally in scoring and total offense and No. 4 nationally in passing offense.

The Bulldog unit was the only team in the country to score 51 points or more in eight games this season.

The Sammy Baugh Award will be presented during the Touchdown Club of Columbus 58th Annual Sports Banquet, scheduled for Feb. 9 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in downtown 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 first Bulldog honored by the Touchdown Club since Troy Edwards won the Paul Warfield Award in 1998.

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Louisiana Tech finished the regular season with a 9-3 mark and is awaiting its bid to a bowl game.

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