FORT WORTH, Texas -- The 2012 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award® Marquee Match-up for week 11, highlights Davey O'Brien Semifinalists Johnny Manziel and AJ McCarron as Texas A&M heads on the road for the third straight week to face the Alabama Crimson Tide in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Fans can show their support for Manziel and McCarron, 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 A&M at No. 1* Alabama
Saturday, November 10 at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on CBS
The Aggies, led by freshman signal caller Johnny Manziel, have been dominant on the road going a perfect 5-0 so far this season. The Aggies rank fourth in scoring offense (44.67 points per game) and fifth in total offense (559.56 yards per game) in their inaugural season in the SEC. Moreover, Manziel leads the SEC in rushing with 102.44 yards per game and ranks third in passing with 280.78 yards per game.
However, Alabama's defense is stout. The Crimson Tide rank first nationally in scoring defense (9.11 points per game) and second in rush defense allowing opponents only 66.33 yards per game. On top of which, AJ McCarron, who ranks first in the NCAA in pass efficiency (173.54 rating), has yet to throw an interception while tallying 19 touchdown passes.
Another Notable Game
Baylor (Nick Florence) at No. 14* Oklahoma (Landry Jones)
Saturday, November 10 at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on FSN
*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.