Two of the ACC's top quarterbacks go head-to-head in week 8
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (Davey O'Brien Foundation) — The 2013 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Marquee Match-up for week eight highlights Davey O'Brien Watch List candidate Tajh Boyd and two-time Quarterback of the Week Jameis Winston in a contest between two top five ACC teams.
Throughout the season, the Davey O'Brien will highlight the best weekly quarterback match-up as the race for the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award continues. Quarterbacks from all 125 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision schools are eligible for the award until the field is narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Monday, November 4.
Marquee Match-up: No. 5* Florida State at No. 3* Clemson:
Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Clemson needed some fourth quarter heroics from quarterback Tajh Boyd and the Tiger defense to record a 24-14 win over upset-minded Boston College on Saturday. Boyd finished the game with 334 yards through the air to become the school's all-time passing yardage leader.
- Winston earned his second Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week nod two weeks ago when he led the Seminoles to a 63-0 win over Maryland. Florida State was idle this past weekend. Winston enters this weekend's game ranked second in the country in pass efficiency.
Other Notable Games (based on start times):
UCF (Blake Bortles) at No. 8 Louisville (Teddy Bridgewater) - Friday, October 18 at 7 p.m. (CT)
No. 9 UCLA (Brett Hundley) at No. 13 Stanford (Kevin Hogan) - Saturday, October 19 at 2:30 p.m. (CT)
- No. 20 Washington (Keith Price) at Arizona State (Taylor Kelly) - Saturday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. (CT)
*All rankings reflect The Associated Press Top 25 poll