FORT WORTH, Texas -- The 2013 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Marquee Match-up for week thirteen features Semifinalists Johnny Manziel of No. 9 Texas A&M and Zach Mettenberger of No. 18 LSU squaring off in Baton Rouge on Saturday afternoon.
Fans can show their support for Manziel and Mettenberger, 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 2013 Finalists.
Marquee Match-up: No. 9* Texas A&M at No. 18* LSU
Saturday, November 23 at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on CBS
Returning Davey O'Brien Award winner Johnny Manziel has followed up on his breakout freshman season by improving his passing numbers in nearly every category. Through 10 games this season, Manziel has thrown for 3,313 yards and 31 touchdowns while rushing for 611 yards and eight scores for the Aggies.
In just two seasons as LSU's starting quarterback, Zach Mettenberger is already among the Top 10 passers in school history. He is already the only Tiger signal caller to throw for 2,500 yards in consecutive seasons and sits at No. 6 on the school's career passing yardage chart, with fifth place well within reach by season's end.
Other Notable Games (based on start times, semifinalists in bold)
No. 20 Northern Illinois (Jordan Lynch) at Toledo (Terrance Owens)
Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7:00 pm (CT) on ESPN2
Rutgers (Gary Nova) at No. 17 UCF (Blake Bortles)
Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) on ESPN
Indiana (Nate Sudfeld) at No. 4 Ohio State (Braxton Miller)
Saturday, November 23 at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2
No. 5 Oregon (Marcus Mariota) at Arizona (B.J. Denker)
Saturday, November 23 at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on ABC/ESPN2
New Mexico (Clayton Mitchem) at No. 15 Fresno State (Derek Carr)
Saturday, November 23 at 3:00 p.m. (CT) on ESPNews
No. 19 Arizona State (Taylor Kelly) at No. 14 UCLA (Brett Hundley)
Saturday, November 23 at 6:00 p.m. (CT) on FOX
No. 3 Baylor (Bryce Petty) at No. 11 Oklahoma State (Clint Chelf)
Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. (CT) on ABC
*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 2013 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards airing Dec. 12 on ESPN and will be honored at the 37th Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 16-17, 2014 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 nearly $900,000 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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