Ash named Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week
Sept. 17, 2012
Texas Longhorns sophomore quarterback David Ash has been selected as the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week, the Davey O’Brien Award announced on Monday.
Ash connected on 15 straight passes in the game while leading the Horns to 676 yards of total offense, the second highest offensive output in a game in school history. The school record for consecutive passes is 18 set by Colt McCoy vs. Oklahoma State in 2008. Ash now has 96 consecutive passing attempts without an interception dating back to last season. Ash also had 19 yards rushing to tally a career-high 345 total yards of offense for the game.
Ash helped the Longhorns post more than 300 yards passing (326) and rushing (350) for just the third time in school history (first time in a road game), and its 66 points were the most in a game since the 2005 Big 12 Championship win over Colorado (70-3). It was the most points Ole Miss had given up in a game since 1917.
“He’s been doing great all of these games we’ve had so far,” said offensive guard Trey Hopkins. “He really took charge of the huddle, took charge of the game in general. He led us out there, and as you can see, it worked for us.”
For the season, Ash has completed 55 passes on 72 attempts (76.4%) for 703 yards and seven touchdowns with no interceptions and has rushed for 58 net yards on 11 carries with a 49-yard touchdown against New Mexico.
During the first eight 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 124 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision quarterbacks are candidates for the award until semifinalists are announced Oct. 22. Finalists will be announced Nov. 19 and the 2012 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced Dec. 6.
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.
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.