Quarterback of the Week – Landry Jones


October 10, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas – Following a commanding 55-17 victory over then-No. 11 Texas, Oklahoma’s Landry Jones has been named the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week. Jones lit up the Longhorn defense for 367 yards in the air while pushing the Sooners to a 5-0 mark for the 2011 season.

The Artesia, N.M., native continued his impressive play, completing 31-of-50 passes and landing three touchdowns. After the first quarter of play, the Sooners held a narrow 6-3 advantage, but the second quarter belonged to Jones and his offense. Within the first four minutes of the second stanza, Jones had struck twice and given Oklahoma a 20-3 lead. With less than one minute still to play in the opening half, the junior led the offense down the field, tallied his third touchdown of the quarter and gave the Sooners a strong 34-10 lead. At halftime, he had already accumulated 305 yards.

“I’m proud of those guys as well and the job that they were able to do,” said Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops. “It’s a great win. To come down here in that situation, and to win like that is really pretty special.”

In Oklahoma’s past three games, Jones has collected 1,240 passing yards and 11 touchdowns. He currently ranks second in the nation in total offense, averaging 363.2 yards per game. This weekend, Jones and third-ranked Oklahoma will continue their conference competition and travel to take on Kansas.

Other quarterbacks who received votes in week six included:

Robert Griffin III            Baylor                   Big 12
Andrew Luck               Stanford                 Pac-12
Taylor Martinez            Nebraska               Big Ten
Kevin Prince                UCLA                    Pac-12
Denard Robinson         Michigan                Big Ten
Connor Shaw              South Carolina        SEC
Geno Smith                West Virginia          Big East
Logan Thomas            Virginia Tech           ACC
Brandon Weeden        Oklahoma State      Big 12
Tyler Wilson                Arkansas               SEC

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.

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

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