KU Fans to Vote for
Nov. 11, 2007
Lawrence, Kan. –
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Kansas earned the nomination when quarterback Todd Reesing hit Marcus Henry with an 82-yard touchdown strike early in the second half to put KU up by 13. Kansas never trailed after that point.
KU fans can go to www.pontiac.com/ncaa where they can view video clips of the four finalists and vote for their favorite play. Voting begins on Sunday morning and ends at midnight ET on Wednesday. ESPN will announce this week’s “Pontiac Game Changing Performance” winner on Thursday night during the Pontiac Performance Halftime Report.
The winning university earns a $5,000 contribution from Pontiac to their general scholarship fund. Additionally, the winning play will be nominated for the “Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year” and the chance to win a $100,000 General Scholarship from Pontiac.
“Awarding more than $1 million since its inception, the Pontiac Game Changing Performance program continues to be a great example of how passionate fans can have a positive impact academically and athletically by generating scholarship dollars for university-wide programs,” said Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN GameDay Analyst.
In addition, each week one lucky individual who visits www.pontiac.com/ncaa will also win a $5,000 scholarship for themselves or their family. In total, Pontiac will provide $300,000 worth of scholarships to universities and individuals throughout the season.