OXFORD, MS - SEPTEMBER 15: David Ash #14 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates after a first half touchdown during the game against the Ole Miss Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
As highlighted in the Post-Game React covering Texas' 66-31 win over Ole Miss, following David Ash's explosion for 326 yards and 4 touchdowns on Saturday night, the Longhorns signal caller finds himself ranked 5th nationally in passer efficiency. The sophomore can now add his first award to his list of accomplishments as well: Dave O'Brien Quarterback of the Week.
Ash was so good on Saturday night that it was disorienting when he failed to complete a pass, after missing on his second pass of the game, Ash would not miss again until the third quarter and his 18th attempt of the game. Ash's 15 straight completions was just 3 short of the school record set by Colt McCoy versus Oklahoma State in '08, and he's now thrown 96 consecutive passes without an interception.
The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award is presented annually to the nation's top quarterback, and was awarded both to Colt McCoy ('09) and Vince Young ('05). More than 80 journalists, broadcasters, and former honorees vote on the award's Selection Committee, with 5% of the vote comprised of the fan vote tallied at VoteOBrien.org, now open for the first round of balloting.
What are your expectations for Ash in Big 12 play? Do you like him to maintain an elite level of play all season, or do you expect Ash to struggle some as the level of competition ramps up?
What are your expectations for David Ash in conference play?
More elite play throughout (156 votes)
Much more good than bad (831 votes)
A mixed bag (160 votes)
Struggles are coming (50 votes)
1197 total votes