Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Marquee Match-up

November 10, 2010


FORT WORTH, Texas – The 2010 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® (The O’Brien) Marquee Match-up for week 11 highlights O’Brien Semifinalist Andy Dalton and Ryan Lindley as they square off in a Mountain West Conference (MWC) duel.

Fans can show their support for Dalton, as well as any of the other 15 semifinalists, by visiting www.VoteOBrien.org and voting as often as once daily. The Fan Vote will count as 5% of the total vote in determining the finalists.

Marquee Match-up: San Diego State at No. 3 TCU
Saturday, November 13 at 3 p.m. (CT) on Versus
After trampling Utah 47-7 last weekend, Andy Dalton and the TCU Horned Frogs must defeat Ryan Lindley and the San Diego State Aztecs in order to remain in contention for a BCS National Championship Game berth. Dalton leads the MWC in passing efficiency (166.68) and is the nation’s winningest active quarterback with 39 career victories as a starter.

Lindley will try to lead the Aztecs to their first victory against the Horned Frogs. The junior signal-caller from Alpine, Calif. leads the MWC in total offense with 268.89 yards per game.

Other Notable Games (based on start times)

  • No. 13 Iowa (Ricky Stanzi) at Northwestern (Dan Persa)
    Saturday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (CT) on ESPN
  • Texas Tech (Taylor Potts) at No. 19 Oklahoma (Landry Jones)
    Saturday, November 13 at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on ABC
  • No. 23 Texas A&M (Ryan Tannehill) at Baylor (Robert Griffin III)
    Saturday, November 13 at 6 p.m. (CT) on FSN

*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 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.

American Airlines is the official travel partner of The O’Brien.

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