FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas cornerback Matterral Richardson’s interception of an attempted two-point conversion pass in the third overtime to seal the Razorbacks’ 50-48 upset of No. 1 LSU is a candidate for the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Week.
Richardson’s play clinched Arkansas’ first win over a No. 1 ranked team in 26 years since the Razorbacks upset No. 1 Texas 42-11 in 1981.
Now it is up to Arkansas fans to determine if the Razorbacks will earn a “Pontiac Game Changing Performance” for the 13th week of the 2007 NCAA® Football Season. Arkansas 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 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 pontiac.com/ncaa, will also win a $5,000 scholarship for them self or their family. In total, Pontiac will provide $300,000 worth of scholarships to universities and individuals throughout the season.
For full program details, visit www.pontiac.com/ncaa.