CHICAGO (InterSport.net) – Arkansas State senior running back David Oku's 34-yard "Statue of Liberty" touchdown run vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff on August 31 is nominated for the GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced today. Each week, fans vote for the GEICO Play of the Year and the winner will be announced on GEICO Best of College Football 2013 on CBS Nov. 29 at 12:30 p.m. CT.
In addition to recognizing the season's top plays, the one-hour CBS special relives the season's greatest moments, players and traditions. The show also marks the culmination of the GEICO "Best of 2013" Football Tour, an interactive fan experience that visits 30 marquee games throughout the football season.
Each week for eight weeks, four incredible college football plays will be nominated as the Play of the Year on the GEICO Best of College Football Facebook page. The eight weekly winners will then faceoff in a week of finals voting from November 4 through 11 to determine the 2013 GEICO Play of the Year.
With the Red Wolves leading 27-0 midway through the second quarter, quarterback Adam Kennedy took a snap in shotgun formation, faked a quick throw out wide and tucked the ball behind his back, fooling the Pine Bluff defense and leaving Oku to scamper into the endzone unscathed for a 34-yard touchdown. Oku would go on to rack up 124 total yards on the night as Arkansas State cruised to a 62-11 victory.
Oku's touchdown run is competing against three other plays from week one, a 91-yard touchdown run by Arizona's Daniel Jenkins, a game-winning touchdown run by Eastern Washington's Vernon Adams and 27-yard catch-and-run touchdown by Oregon's Bralon Addison.