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    FSU vs. Clemson: Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award 'marquee match-up'

    FORT WORTH, Texas - The 2012 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award® Marquee Match-up for week four, as chosen by fans on Facebook, features two Davey O'Brien Watch List candidates in the first Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) top-10 contest since 2007.  


    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. 10* Clemson at No. 4* Florida State

    Saturday, September 22 at 7 p.m. (CT) on ABC
    Tajh Boyd and the Clemson Tigers hope to reverse history as they travel to face EJ Manuel and the Florida State Seminoles in Doak S. Campbell Stadium. Over the past decade, the home team has claimed victory in all but one game, that game coming in 2006 when the Tigers defeated the Seminoles 27-20 in Tallahassee, Fla.

    However, the Tigers are in for a test as they try to stifle the Seminoles, who rank first in the ACC in total offense (543.67 yards per game) and scoring offense (58.67 points per game), and are led by Manuel, the most efficient quarterback in the conference (176.10 rating).

    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 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


    American Airlines is the official travel partner of the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.


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