Vols' Bray In Davey O'Brien Award Marquee Matchup

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - by special report to chattanoogan.com

FORT WORTH, Texas - The 2012 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award® Marquee Match-up for week three, as chosen by fans on Facebook, features Davey O'Brien Watch List candidate Tyler Bray and Jeff Driskel in an SEC East showdown.

Throughout the season, the Davey O'Brien will highlight the fan-selected, best weekly quarterback match-up as the race for the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award continues. Quarterbacks from all 124 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision schools are eligible for the award until the field is narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Monday, Oct. 22.

Marquee Match-up: No. 18* Florida at No. 23* Tennessee
Saturday, September 15 at 6 p.m. (ET) on ESPN

Jeff Driskel and the Florida Gators hope history repeats itself on Saturday night when they square off against Tyler Bray and SEC East rival Tennessee at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. The Gators have won the last seven consecutive contests.

After earning their first national ranking since 2008, the Volunteers will rely on Bray, the SEC leader in total offense (321.0 yards), to help them stay undefeated and make a statement in their conference opener.

Other Notable Games (based on start times)

• Arkansas State (Ryan Aplin) at Nebraska (Taylor Martinez)
Saturday, September 15 at 11 a.m. (CT) on ESPN2

• North Carolina (Bryn Renner) at No. 19* Louisville (Teddy Bridgewater)
Saturday, September 15 at 2:30 p.m. (CT) on ABC/ESPN2

• No. 2* USC (Matt Barkley) at No. 21* Stanford (Josh Nunes)
Saturday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) on 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 http://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 http://www.DaveyOBrien.org.

(E-mail Stan Crawley at wscrawley@earthlink.net)


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