Friday, September 12, 2008

O'Brien Quarterback Award Marquee Match-up for Week Three

FORT WORTH, Texas (September 10, 2008) - The 2008 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award® (The O'Brien) Match-ups for week three feature six O'Brien Watch List candidates. Throughout the season, The O'Brien will highlight weekly match-ups featuring O'Brien candidates as they compete for the prestigious award honoring the nation's best quarterback in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).

Marquee Match-up: University of Kansas at University of South Florida

Friday, September 12 at 7 p.m. (CST) on ESPN2
Todd Reesing and the Kansas Jayhawks head into Tampa to face Matt Grothe and the USF Bulls in this premier quarterback match-up, marking the first time in history that the Bulls of the Big East host a Big XII team at home. Reesing completed 32 of 38 passes for 412 yards and three touchdowns last Saturday against Louisiana Tech and looks to carry the momentum from the Jayhawks shutout victory into this week's game. Grothe completed 23 of 40 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns, the last of which clinched an overtime victory against the University of Central Florida last weekend. Both teams enter Friday's contest with a 2-0 record, and the junior quarterbacks will fight to maintain their undefeated status as they continue their bid for The O'Brien.

Head-to-Head O'Brien Match-ups (based on start times)
These O'Brien Watch List quarterbacks will clash in this week's game.

· University of Oklahoma (Sam Bradford) at University of Washington (Jake Locker)
Saturday, September 13 at 6:45 p.m. (CST) on ESPN

· The Ohio State University (Todd Boeckman) at University of Southern California (Mark Sanchez)
Saturday, September 13 at 7 p.m. (CST) on ABC