Davey O’Brien Marquee Match-Up – Week 12

Marquee Match-up
Davey O’Brien Semifinalists go head-to-head in Week 12

November 14, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas – The 2012 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Marquee Match-up for week 12 highlights Davey O’Brien Semifinalists Collin Klein and Nick Florence as Kansas State looks to keep their perfect season alive on the road against Baylor.

Fans can show their support for Klein and Florence, 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* Kansas State at Baylor
Saturday, November 17 at 7 p.m. (CT) on ESPN

Senior signal caller Collin Klein has led the Wildcats to a stellar season so far including a perfect 10-0 record and their first No. 1 BCS ranking in school history. Moreover, Klein himself has put together a great season. The Colorado native leads the Big 12 in passing efficiency (167.44 rating), passing yards per attempt (9.7 yards) and rushing touchdowns with 19. However, with two games left and a possible BCS National Championship berth on the horizon, Kansas State will need to play perfect to remain on top.

After a close game on the road against Oklahoma last week, Nick Florence and the Baylor Bears look to upset conference foe Kansas State at home. Despite a losing record on the season, the Bears’ offense is clicking on all cylinders. Florence leads the nation in total offense with 394.78 yards per game and the Bears rank second overall with 564 yards of total offense per game. They are also averaging 42.67 points per game compared to the Wildcats’ 42.20 points per game.

Another Notable Game

No. 13* Oklahoma (Landry Jones) at West Virginia (Geno Smith)
Saturday, November 17 at 6 p.m. (CT) FOX

*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.

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