Davey O’Brien Marquee Match-Up – Week 9

Davey O’Brien Semifinalists go head-to-head in Week 9

October 24, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas – The 2012 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Marquee Match-up for week nine highlights Davey O’Brien Semifinalists Seth Doege and Collin Klein as the Texas Tech Red Raiders travel to Manhattan, Kan. to take on the Kansas State Wildcats.

Fans can show their support for Doege and Klein, 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 five percent of the total vote in determining the finalists.

Marquee Match-up: No. 15* Texas Tech at No. 4* Kansas State 
Saturday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on FOX

The Red Raiders are coming off an exhilarating triple-overtime win over TCU that included senior signal-caller Seth Doege throwing for a career-high seven touchdowns. Doege ranks first in the nation in points responsible for (24.57) and has led his Red Raiders to the fourth best passing offense in the NCAA with 361.71 yards per game.

Meanwhile, Collin Klein had four rushing touchdowns last weekend to become the Wildcats’ career leader in rushing touchdowns with 47. He also broke the FBS record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in consecutive seasons with 41. Klein, the most efficient quarterback in the Big 12 (175.79 rating), will try to keep his team undefeated and in contention for a BCS National Championship Game berth with a victory on Saturday afternoon.

Other Notable Games (based on start times)

No. 3* Florida (Jeff Driskel) vs. No. 12* Georgia (Aaron Murray)
Saturday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on CBS – Jacksonville, Fla.

No. 20* Michigan (Denard Robinson) at Nebraska (Taylor Martinez)
Saturday, October 27 at 7 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2

No. 13* Mississippi State (Tyler Russell) at No. 1* Alabama (AJ McCarron)
Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. (CT) on ESPN

*All rankings reflect The Associated Press Top 25 poll

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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