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Geno Smith vs. David Ash Is The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Marquee Matchup Of The Week

Geno gets the national spotlight for the second week in a row.

Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Geno Smith will lead the West Virginia Mountaineers on the road for the first time this year against David Ash and the Texas Longhorns in the Davey O'Brien Marquee Match-up for week six, as chosen by fans on Facebook.

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. 8 West Virginia at No. 11 Texas
Saturday, October 6 at 6 p.m. (CT) on FOX

Two of the most potent passing offenses will go head-to-head Saturday night when Geno Smith guides the West Virginia Mountaineers (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) into Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to face David Ash and the Texas Longhorns (4-0, 1-0).

Smith, a Miami, Fla. native, leads the nation in total offense (456.75 yards per game) and passing efficiency (208.37 rating), while a much-improved Ash comes in second with a rating of 184.03. The game should prove to be an offensive shootout as both teams look to establish a position atop the Big 12

[Taken from Davey O'Brien Award Foundation Press Release]

And be sure to vote for Geno as often as once daily at Fan vote counts toward 5% of each round of the voting process for the national yearly award.