FORT WORTH, Texas - Junior Cam Newton has been named the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week after leading the Auburn Tigers to a 35-27 victory over 12th-ranked South Carolina.
The 6-6, 250-pound signal caller from College Park, Ga. had an impressive evening, completing 16 of 21 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 176 yards and three scores to help the Tigers overcome a 20-7 deficit.
Newton has demonstrated his versatility and athleticism throughout the first four games of the season. In addition to leading the Tigers in total offense, he ranks first in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in rushing and passing efficiency (182.46).
"You can just read Cam's numbers and they speak for themselves," said Auburn head coach Gene Chizik. "He is a competitor. Cameron is a very humble guy who just comes to work every day. I think he is getting better as a quarterback and a team leader and a guy who can manage our offense every week."
Auburn (4-0, 2-0 SEC) will try to keep their perfect record in tact this weekend when they take on Louisiana-Monroe at Jordan-Hare Stadium.