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Manning Planning - Oct. 21

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Here's your weekly schedule to follow all of the members of the Manning Award Watch List. The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, published its complete preseason Watch List on Aug. 16. The list includes 33 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2010 season, however, all quarterbacks remain eligible for the award and mid-season additions to the list are possible.

The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting.

Friday, Oct. 22 (All times are Central; BCS rankings are used)
Zach Collaros: Cincinnati vs. South Florida, 7p.m., ESPN2; Collaros has settled into a rhythm the past few games, averaging 265 yards passing per game with an efficiency rating of 183.33.

Saturday, Oct. 16
Diondre Borel: Utah State vs. Hawai‘i, 4 p.m., ALT/ESPN-GP; Borel needs just 20 yards of total offense to reach 7,000 career yards, becoming just the second USU QB to reach the milestone.

Ryan Colburn: Fresno State at San Jose State, 7 p.m., ESPN-GP; Colburn is third in the WAC and 22nd in the NCAA in passing efficiency (156.4).

Kirk Cousins: No. 7 Michigan State at Northwestern, 11 a.m., ESPN; Cousins recorded his fifth-straight 200-yard passing game, completing 13-of-24 passes for 201 yards and one score in MSU's 26-6  homecoming victory over Illinois.

Andy Dalton: No. 5 TCU vs. Air Force, 7 p.m., CBSC; Dalton is completing 76.3 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions in four home games this season.

Dwight Dasher: Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 3:30 p.m., ESPN-GP; Dasher needs 62 more rushing yards to become just the 19th player in FBS history and the first in the Sun Belt Conference to have 4,000 career passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards.

Ricky Dobbs: Navy vs. Notre Dame, 11 a.m., CBS: Dobbs produced his tenth career 100-yard rushing day last week as he had a 100-yard, two-touchdown performance in Navy's 28-27 victory over Wake Forest, which is tied with Brian Madden for the second most in school history for a quarterback.

Nathan Enderle: Idaho vs. New Mexico State, 4 p.m.; Enderle is tied for third on the Vandals all-time passing yards average per game with 225.1.

Blaine Gabbert: No. 11 Missouri vs. No. 1 Oklahoma, 7 p.m., ABC; Gabbert, playing despite suffering a high hip pointer the previous week against Colorado, completed 31-of-47 passes for 361 yards and 3 TDs (tying a career high in scores) last week in Mizzou's 30-9 win at Texas A&M.

Robert Griffin, III: Baylor vs. No. 22 Kansas State, 2:30 p.m.; Griffin is the Big 12 leader in total offense and has completed 75.2 percent of his passes (79-of-105) in three Big 12 games this season.

Jacory Harris: Miami (FL) vs. North Carolina, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2; Harris moved into a tie for fourth place all-time last weekend against Duke when he threw a touchdown pass to Leonard Hankerson in the first half. He now needs just one more to tie Vinny Testaverde and Steve Walsh for second all-time in school history.

Jordan Jefferson: No. 6 LSU at No. 4 Auburn, 2:30 p.m., CBS; For the first time since 2004, LSU is using dual quarterbacks as Jefferson splits time with Jarrett Lee. Both Jefferson and Lee have victories over Auburn to their credit - Lee won at Auburn in 2008 as the starting quarterback, while Jefferson led LSU to a victory over Auburn last year in Tiger Stadium.

Jerrod Johnson: Texas A&M at Kansas, 6 p.m., FSN; Johnson needs 155 yards of total offense to break Reggie McNeal's school record of 8,876 yards set from 2002-05. McNeal and Johnson are the only Aggies to surpass the 8,000-yard plateau in career total offense.

Landry Jones: No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 11 Missouri, 7 p.m., ABC; Last week, Landry was 30-of-34 (88.2%) passing vs. Iowa State, which is just one completion shy of an NCAA record for completion percentage.

Jake Locker: Washington at No. 18 Arizona, 9:15 p.m., ESPN; Locker's 8,635 career yards of total offense now ranks 18th in Pac-10 history.

Andrew Luck: No. 12 Stanford vs. Washington State, 4 p.m., FCS Pacific; Luck leads the Pac-10 and ranks 10th nationally in passing efficiency at 166.86.

Ryan Mallett: No. 23 Arkansas vs. Ole Miss, 11:21 a.m., SEC Network; Mallett leads the SEC and ranks fifth in the NCAA with 307.3 passing yards per game.

Greg McElroy: No. 8 Alabama at Tennessee, 6 p.m., ESPN; McElroy has completed 71.6 percent of his passes for 1,517 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions while ranking sixth nationally in passing efficiency at 168.97.

Joshua Nesbitt: Georgia Tech at Clemson, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN; Nesbitt, who has more rushing TDs (33) than any QB in ACC history, needs 282 rushing yards to become just the eighth player in NCAA history with 3,000 career rushing yards and 3,000 career passing yards.

Kyle Padron: SMU vs. Houston, 2:30 p.m., CBSC; Padron enters the game on a hot streak, having passed for 1,006 yards in the last three games (371 at Rice, 381 vs. Tulsa, 254 at Navy - the sixth-highest three-game stretch total at SMU).

Terrelle Pryor: No. 10 Ohio State vs. Purdue, 11 a.m., BTN; Pryor needs 90 yards passing to surpass 5,000 in his career.

Kevin Riley: California vs. Arizona State, 2:30 p.m., FSN; Riley had the second-highest single-game passing yardage total of his career in a 23-21 victory at Arizona State last year, completing 27-of-44 passes for 351 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.

Ricky Stanzi: No. 15 Iowa vs. No. 13 Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN; Stanzi, 23-5 as Iowa's starter, was named the Big 10 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Hawkeyes 38-28 win at Michigan last week.

Tyrod Taylor: No. 25 Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 11 a.m., ESPN-GP; Taylor can move into fourth place in career passing yards at Virginia Tech with just 144 more.

Scott Tolzien: No. 13 Wisconsin at No. 15 Iowa, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN; Tolzien ranks 16th in the country this year with a passer rating of 159.3, which is tops in school history.

Tuesday, Oct. 26
Kellen Moore: No. 3 Boise State vs. Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m., ESPN2; Last time out, Moore completed 14 of 16 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns before putting on a baseball cap and headset to signal plays in the second half of the latest blowout for the Broncos.



The Manning Award will be recognizing its seventh winner this year. USC's Matt Leinart was the inaugural winner of the award in 2005, followed by Texas' Vince Young in 2006. Both went on to be top 10 NFL draft picks. In 2007, LSU's JaMarcus Russell earned the award and was the NFL's No. 1 draft pick. Boston College's Matt Ryan claimed the award in 2008 and was drafted No. 3, quickly becoming the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. In 2009, Florida star Tim Tebow earned the honor - he also went on to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Last year's winner was Texas signal-caller Colt McCoy, the winningest quarterback in college football history. McCoy was picked by the Cleveland Browns in the 2010 NFL Draft.

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