Quarterback of the Week – Kellen Moore

KELLEN MOORE NAMED DAVEY O’BRIEN
QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK

September 19, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas – Throwing for 455 yards and five touchdowns, Boise State’s Kellen Moore has been named the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week. His performance helped the fourth-ranked Broncos to a 40-15 win over Toledo.

The senior was more than impressive, connecting on 32-of-42 pass attempts and posting the third 400-yard game of his career. During the aerial assault, Moore hit nine different Bronco receivers, eight of whom connected on multiple throws.

“The way Kellen spreads the ball around, you don’t really know how many yards he throws or who catches them all,” Boise State head coach Chris Petersen said of the standout.

Though Toledo was first to find the scoreboard, Moore responded with three straight touchdowns, the second of which came on a season-long 71-yard strike. His first-half performance gave the Broncos a 20-9 lead, which he would increase with a pair of scores in the second half.

In just two games this season, the Prosser, Wash., native has thrown for 716 yards and eight touchdowns while connecting on 78.9 percent of his passes. Next week, Moore and the Broncos will host Tulsa for a Saturday night match-up.

Other quarterbacks who received votes in week three included:

Matt Barkley                 USC                       Pac-12
Tajh Boyd                     Clemson                 ACC
Seth Doege                  Texas Tech              Big 12
Landry Jones                Oklahoma               Big 12
Case Keenum               Houston                  Conference USA
Andrew Luck                 Stanford                  Pac-12
James Vandenberg        Iowa                        Big Ten
Russell Wilson              Wisconsin               Big Ten

During the first eight weeks of the season, a subset of The O’Brien National Selection Committee will name a Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week. All 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) quarterbacks are candidates for the award until Semifinalists are announced Oct. 24. Finalists will be announced Nov. 21 and the 2011 O’Brien Winner will be announced Dec. 8.

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 2011 O’Brien Winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards airing Dec. 8 on ESPN and will be honored at the 35th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner held at The Fort Worth Club on Feb. 20, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas.

About the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award®
Founded in 1977, the Davey O’Brien Foundation recognizes champions on and off the field through awards programs encouraging academic and career success. 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. For more information, visit www.DaveyOBrien.org.

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