The Davey O’Brien award has named Houston QB Case Keenum as the Quarterback of the Week. Keenum led Houston in a come from behind victory against Texas Tech this week. Keenum finished the game 38 of 58 for 435 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. The Cougars QB also rushed 8 times for 27 yards, including the game-winning 4 yard rush for a touchdown. Houston climbed the rankings this week, reaching #12 in the AP Poll.
Other quarterbacks receiving votes this week included: Jimmy Clausen – Notre Dame (JR), BJ Daniels – South Florida (RsFR), Blaine Gabbert – Missouri (SO), Jeremiah Masoli – Oregon (JR), Colt McCoy – Texas (SR), Todd Reesing – Kansas (SR), Greg McElroy – Alabama (JR), Tim Tebow – Florida (SR) and Tony Pike – Cincinnati (SR).
The O’Brien honors the nation’s best college quarterback of the year. Each week a subset of The O’Brien Selection Committee will name the quarterback of the week who exemplifies the award’s standards. Currently all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) quarterbacks are candidates for the award until Semifinalists are announced Oct. 26. Finalists will be announced Nov. 23 and the 2009 O’Brien Winner will be announced Dec. 10.
For more information, visit the Davey O’Brien Award website.