Fort Worth, Texas (Davey O'Brien Foundation) — Georgia's Aaron Murray has been named the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week after a thrilling 44-41 victory over Southeastern Conference Western Division rival LSU.
Murray was phenomenal in the Georgia Bulldogs' third game against a top-10 team, throwing 298 yards and four touchdowns on 20-of-34 passes. He also ran for a score. The fifth-year senior was perfect on the Bulldogs' final drive, completing 4-of-4 passes, including a 25-yard touchdown pass to Justin Scott-Wesley for the win.
"Aaron (Murray) was phenomenal," said Georgia head coach Mark Richt. "He kept answering every score with another great play or throw. He played so well...he did super."
Murray and the Bulldogs will look to keep the momentum going next weekend when they travel to Knoxville, Tenn. to take on the Tennessee Vols.
Honorable Mention for Week Five:
Shane Carden, East Carolina, C-USA
Kevin Hogan, Stanford, Pac-12
Taylor Kelly, Arizona State, Pac-12
Sean Mannion, Oregon State, Pac-12
Zach Mettenberger, LSU, SEC
Braxton Miller, Ohio State, Big Ten
- Jameis Winston, Florida State, ACC
During the first nine weeks of the season, a subset of the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee will name a Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week. All 125 FBS quarterbacks are candidates for the award until semifinalists are announced on November 4. Finalists will be announced November 25 and the 2013 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced on December 12.
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.ember 12 on ESPN and will be honored at the 37th Annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner on February 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 .