Redshirt junior quarterback Ryan Mallett of Arkansas led his team to a road win this week against Georgia, and was awarded the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week Award in the process. The 6’6″ quarterback led the Razorbacks to a 31-24 conference victory, going 21 of 33 for 380 yards and 3 touchdowns. Mallett’s final touchdown pass was a 40 strike with 15 seconds remaining in the game, giving Arkansas the victory.
Other quarterbacks receiving votes this week were; Terrence Cain (Utah), Andy Dalton (TCU), Nick Foles (Arizona), Colin Kaepernick (Nevada), Andrew Luck (Stanford), Taylor Martinez (Nebraska), Kellen Moore (Boise State), Kyle Parker (Clemson), Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State), Denard Robinson (Michigan) and Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State).
During the first eight weeks of the season, a subset of The O’Brien National Selection Committee will name The O’Brien Quarterback of the Week, given to a player who exemplifies the award’s standards. All 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) quarterbacks are candidates for the award until Semifinalists are announced Oct. 25. Finalists will be announced Nov. 22 and the 2010 O’Brien Winner will be announced Dec. 9.