O’Brien Watch List candidates go head-to-head in week three

September 15, 2010

DAVEY O’BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD
MARQUEE MATCH-UP
O’Brien Watch List candidates go head-to-head in week three

FORT WORTH, Texas – The 2010 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® (The O’Brien) Marquee Match-up for week three features a prime-time showdown between O’Brien Watch List candidates Nick Foles and Ricky Stanzi in Tucson, Ariz.

Throughout the season, The O’Brien will highlight the best weekly quarterback match-up as the race for the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award continues. Quarterbacks from all 120 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools are eligible for the award until the field is narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Monday, Oct. 25.

Marquee Match-up: No. 9 Iowa at No. 24 Arizona
Saturday, September 18 at 9:30 p.m. (CT) on ESPN
In their first road game of the season, senior quarterback Ricky Stanzi and the Iowa Hawkeyes head out west to take on Nick Foles and the Arizona Wildcats. Both quarterbacks will try to make a statement early as they face their first true test of the season in the second game of ESPN’s prime-time doubleheader.

The Hawkeyes were victorious in the last meeting between the two teams, cruising to a 27-17 victory in Iowa City last season. However, Arizona found its star quarterback after Foles, the junior from Austin, Texas, earned the starting role for the Wildcats with an impressive second-half performance.

Other Notable Games (based on start times)

  • Cincinnati (Zach Collaros) at N.C. State (Russell Wilson)
    Thursday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) on ESPN
  • California (Kevin Riley) at Nevada (Colin Kaepernick)
    Friday, September 17 at 9 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2
  •  Baylor (Robert Griffin III) at No. 4 TCU (Andy Dalton)
    Saturday, September 18 at 3:30 p.m. (CT) on Versus
  • Clemson (Kyle Parker) at No. 16 Auburn (Cam Newton)
    Saturday, September 18 at 6 p.m. (CT) on ESPN
  • No. 6 Texas (Garrett Gilbert) at Texas Tech (Taylor Potts)
    Saturday, September 18 at 7 p.m. (CT) on ABC

*All rankings reflect The Associated Press Top 25 poll

About The O’Brien Fan Vote
Fans are invited to cast their vote for the nation’s best college quarterback as often as once daily at www.VoteOBrien.org. The Fan Vote counts as 5% during each round of the voting process, and it is combined with the results from The O’Brien National Selection Committee, which is comprised of journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners. The 2010 O’Brien Winner will be announced on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show airing Dec. 9 on ESPN and will be honored at the 34th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner held at The Fort Worth Club on Feb. 21, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas.

About the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award®
The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® (The O’Brien) is presented annually to the nation’s best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. The O’Brien honors candidates who exemplify Davey O’Brien’s enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in both academics and athletics. The O’Brien is overseen by the Davey O’Brien Foundation, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and has given away more than $800,000 in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life. For more information, visit www.DaveyOBrien.org.

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