Davey O’Brien Marquee Match-Up – Week 10

DAVEY O’BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD®
MARQUEE MATCH-UP
Davey O’Brien Semifinalists go head-to-head in Week 10

October 31, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas – The 2012 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Marquee Match-up for week 10, highlights Davey O’Brien Semifinalists Marcus Mariota and Matt Barkley as the Oregon Ducks migrate south to face the USC Trojans in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Fans can show their support for Mariota and Barkley, 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. 2* Oregon at No. 18* USC
Saturday, November 3 at 6 p.m. (CT) on FOX

After a heartbreaking loss at home to the Trojans last season, the Ducks, who have since won 11 straight games, will try to pick up their 13th consecutive road victory and move to 9-0 on the season. Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota will try to keep his team in the national title hunt and atop the NCAA in scoring. The Ducks, who rank first in the nation with 53.38 points per game, have tallied most of those points in the first half as they hold a 290-56 edge over their opponents this season in the first half. 

Meanwhile, Matt Barkley, who ranks second in the Pac-12 in passing yards per game (283.25) and passing efficiency (163.30 rating), will try to set the all-time completions record for the conference with two more complete passes. The senior signal caller from Newport Beach, Calif., is also hoping to get USC (6-2, 4-2 Pac-12) back on track with a signature win this weekend over Oregon.

Another Notable Game

No. 16* Texas A&M (Johnny Manziel) at No. 17* Mississippi State (Tyler Russell)
Saturday, November 3 at 11 a.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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