Marquee Match-Up – Oregon at Stanford
DAVEY O’BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD
O’Brien Semifinalists go head-to-head in week 11
November 9, 2011
FORT WORTH, Texas – The 2011 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® (The O’Brien) Marquee Match-up for week 11, as chosen by fans on Facebook, highlights a Pac-12 battle between O’Brien Semifinalists Andrew Luck and Darron Thomas.
Fans can show their support for Luck and Thomas, as well as any of the other 14 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: No. 6 Oregon at No. 3 Stanford
Saturday, November 12 at 7 p.m. (CT) on ABC
Darron Thomas and the Oregon Ducks look to pull an upset when they migrate south to take on Andrew Luck and the undefeated Stanford Cardinal. The Ducks, who lead the Pac-12 in total offense with 510.67 yards per game, hope to avenge their last conference loss, which came at the hands of the Cardinal over two years ago on Nov. 7, 2009.
Luck, the most efficient quarterback in the Pac-12 with a 174.05 rating, will try to keep his team atop the Pac-12 North and in contention for a BCS National Championship Game berth with a victory on Saturday night. Stanford ranks first in the Pac-12 and third nationally in scoring, averaging 48.22 points per game.
Other Notable Games (based on start times)
- No. 2 Oklahoma State (Brandon Weeden) at Texas Tech (Seth Doege)
Saturday, November 12 at 11 a.m. (CT) on ABC
- Washington (Keith Price) at No. 18 USC (Matt Barkley)
Saturday, November 12 at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on FX
*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 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®
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 $825,000 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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