West Virginia’s Clint Trickett and Notre Dame’s Everett Golson will share Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week honors for week eight of the college football season, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced. It is the second time this season that Trickett has earned the award, while Golson is a first-time winner in 2014.
Trickett, who previously shared the honor on Sept. 16, led the Mountaineers to a 41-27 victory over then top-5 ranked Baylor on Saturday. The senior was 23 of 35 for 322 yards and three touchdowns. Two of his scores came in the fourth quarter, turning a 27-27 tie into a two-touchdown win.
On the year, Trickett is 197-for-289 (68.2 percent) for 2,525 yards with 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. He ranks third in the nation in passing yards, sixth in total offense (352.7), 11th in completion percentage and 17th in passing efficiency (155.2).
Meanwhile, Golson threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns against No. 2 Florida State, nearly leading the Irish past the Seminoles on the road in the weekend’s premier matchup. The senior was 31-for-52 and also rushed for 33 yards.
Golson finds himself among the country’s leaders in several statistical categories. He is sixth in points responsible for (140), seventh in passing touchdowns (19), 14th in passing yards (1,996) and 16th in total offense (319.3).
All 128 FBS quarterbacks are eligible for the weekly honor, which is determined by a subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee. The final weekly award will be issued on Oct. 27 prior to the paring down to 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award on Nov. 3.
Week 8 Honorable Mention:
Mike Bercovici (Arizona State) – 23-for-33 for 245 yards and a TD in win over top-25 Stanford
Trevone Boykin (TCU) – 26-for-39 for 410 yards and 3 TDs in 42-9 rout of No. 15 Oklahoma State
Cody Kessler (USC) – School-record 7 TD passes on 19 of 26 throwing for 319 yards vs. Colorado
Marcus Mariota (Oregon) – 336 yards passing and 2 TDs (24-for-33) in victory over Washington
Blake Sims (Alabama) – 268 pass yards, 3 TDs and 54 rush yards, 1 TD in 59-0 blanking of No. 21 Texas A&M
Jake Waters (Kansas State) – 3 total TDs (1 rush) and 278 yards (51 rush) in road win at No. 11 Oklahoma
Marquise Williams (North Carolina) – School-record 38 completions (390 yards, 4 TDs) & 73 rush yards (1 TD)
Jameis Winston (Florida State) – 23-for-31 for 273 yards and 2 scores in win over No. 5 Notre Dame
2014 Week-by-Week Winners:
Sept. 9 – Marcus Mariota (Oregon)
Sept. 16 – Shane Carden (East Carolina) & Clint Trickett (West Virginia)
Sept. 23 – Dak Prescott (Mississippi State)
Sept. 30 – Deshaun Watson (Clemson)
Oct. 7 – Dak Prescott (Mississippi State)
Oct. 14 – Bryce Petty (Baylor)
Oct. 21 – Everett Golson (Notre Dame) & Clint Trickett (West Virginia)