Kellen Moore: Why Boise State QB Deserves More Respect Nationally

Daniel BrommerCorrespondent ISeptember 24, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos reacts after a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Georgia Dome on September 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Andrew Luck, Landry Jones, Ryan Tannehill, Matt Barkley, Russell Wilson, etc. These select quarterbacks all receive more recognition than arguably the best quarterback in college football. Kellen Moore of Boise State has been doing it for four years now. He's not the flavor of the week, month, year or just a particular game.

When the season concludes, Moore will be the winningest quarterback in college football history, a record held by former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, who received plenty of recognition.

Is it because Moore is the quarterback of Boise State? It very well could be. Boise State is in the Mountain West—a conference that is practically laughable when compared to the likes of the SEC or the Big Ten—but Boise State is the fourth-ranked team in the country.

The unfortunate side for Moore is that Boise State doesn't get as much exposure. As crazy as it sounds for the fourth-ranked team in the country, they will not be getting that much television exposure from here on out.

Fresno State and TCU are the only teams left on the schedule that will provide any kind of threat to the Broncos, and even those two teams seem to be easy wins for Boise State.

In terms of being a great college quarterback, not someone who is NFL-ready or will have an NFL future, Moore appears to be the best. He's been consistent his entire career. This is a guy whose career numbers as of right now are 11,583 yards passing, 121 passing touchdowns with just 21 interceptions.

Every year he gets better. He's boasting a staggering 78.9 percent completion rate this season. His freshman year, that number was 69.4 percent. He continues to get better, and yet he's still forgotten amongst the other quarterbacks in the country.

If Boise State goes undefeated and somehow gets a nod at the National Championship, will Moore finally get the respect he deserves? Will he finally be more recognizable?

For a quarterback with so much success, Moore gets forgotten so easily. But if all goes according to plan, he will have the last laugh and Boise State will return to a BCS bowl for some more postseason magic.