Davey O’Brien QB of the Week – Week 6


October 8, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas – After a sensational performance that included 186 rushing yards and 127 passing yards, Ohio State’s Braxton Miller has been named the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week. Miller played an integral role in the Buckeyes’ 63-38 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

While leading his team to their most points scored in a conference game since 1983, the Ohio native was outstanding, rushing for 15 or more yards five times, including big gains of 31 and 72 yards. Miller is now second in the Big Ten with 763 rushing yards and has rushed for over 100 yards in four of his first six games.

“Having someone like Braxton making a big play got the crowd back into it,” Ohio State wide receiver Corey Brown said. “He got us into the game along with the crowd and gave us confidence we would be able to score.”

Ohio State will look to stay perfect as they head to Memorial Stadium next Saturday to face the Indiana Hoosiers.

Honorable Mention for Week Six:

Mike Glennon, N.C. State, ACC
Collin Klein, Kansas State, Big 12
Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois, MAC
Marcus Mariota, Oregon, Pac-12
Josh Nunes, Stanford, Pac-12
Denard Robinson, Michigan, Big Ten
Connor Shaw, South Carolina, SEC
Geno Smith, West Virginia, Big 12

During the first eight weeks of the season, a subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee will name a Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week. All 124 FBS quarterbacks are candidates for the award until semifinalists are announced Oct. 22. Finalists will be announced Nov. 19 and the 2012 Davey O’Brien Winner will be announced Dec. 6.

About the Davey 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 five percent during each round of the voting process, and is combined with the results from the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee, which is comprised of journalists, broadcasters, commentators and former winners. The 2012 Davey O’Brien Winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards airing Dec. 6 on ESPN and will be honored at the 36th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 18, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

About the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award®
The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award is presented annually to the nation’s best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. The Davey O’Brien Award honors candidates who exemplify Davey O’Brien’s enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in both academics and athletics. The award is overseen by the Davey O’Brien Foundation, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and has given away more than $850,000 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 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.

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