Eight Quarterbacks Named Manning Award Stars of the Week
NEW ORLEANS (November 11, 2019) – The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, has named eight quarterbacks as its “Stars of the Week.” College football fans can now go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for what they think was the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 11 a.m. (Central), the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week.
The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor 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.
This week’s eight Manning Award Stars of the Week are:
Shane Buechele, SMU (33-of-46, 414 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 80.5)
Buechele, who tallies his third 400-yard game of the year, tosses a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes to lead the Mustangs to a 59-51 C-USA win over East Carolina.
Joe Burrow, LSU (31-of-39, 393 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 97.3)
Burrow also rushes for 64 yards as he leads the Tigers to an SEC road win over No. 3 Alabama to snap an eight-game losing streak for LSU against the Crimson Tide.
Chevan Cordeiro, Hawaii (23-of-31, 309 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 88.0)
Cordeiro, making his first start of the season, also rushes for 55 yards and two touchdowns, including a key score with 4:23 to go, as the Rainbow Warriors hold off San Jose State, 42-40, in MW action.
Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma (18-of-26, 273 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 88.8)
Hurts, who also runs for 68 yards and two touchdowns, tallies his third five-TD game of the season as the Sooners hold off Iowa State, 42-41, in Big 12 action.
Tanner Morgan, Minnesota (18-of-20, 339 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 98.9)
Morgan tallies his third career 300-yard game as he helps the Gophers improve to 9-0 for the first time since 1904 with a 31-26 Big Ten upset of No. 4 Penn State, their first win over a Top-Five team in 20 years.
Kedon Slovis, USC (29-of-39, 432 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 92.4)
Slovis sets a career-high for passing yards and matches his best for touchdowns as he leads USC to a key 31-26 Pac-12 road victory over Arizona State.
Ty Storey, Western Kentucky (22-of-32, 213 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, QBR: 91.0)
Storey also runs for 77 yards and two touchdowns as he leads the Hilltoppers to a 45-19 win over Arkansas, the school from which he transferred following the 2018 season.
Jarren Williams, Miami (15-of-22, 253 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 98.8)
Williams sets a school-record for touchdown passes as he leads the Hurricanes to their third straight win, 52-27, over Louisville in ACC play.
While the Manning Award selected 30 quarterbacks for its preseason Watch List, additional quarterbacks are expected to be added to the Watch List later in the season. The 10 finalists for the honor will be announced on Thursday, November 28 and the winner is scheduled to be announced following the College Football Playoff National Championship.
In its first 15 years, the Manning Award has recognized the top names in college football. It has honored quarterbacks from 12 different schools and from four different conferences. The Big 12 Conference (Kyler Murray, Baker Mayfield, Vince Young, Colt McCoy and Robert Griffin III) leads the way with five Manning Award honorees, while the Southeastern Conference (Johnny Manziel, Cam Newton, JaMarcus Russell and Tim Tebow) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (Deshaun Watson twice, Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston) have four Manning Award winners each. Oklahoma (Murray and Mayfield) joins Texas (McCoy and Young) as the only schools with two different winners.
All the Manning Award winners follow in the footsteps of the Mannings themselves. In college, Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning combined for over 25,000 passing yards and 201 touchdowns while playing in 10 bowl games and earning four bowl MVP awards. Archie was the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft, while both Peyton and Eli were selected No. 1 overall.
In addition to the Manning Award’s yearly honor, each week during the regular season, eight quarterbacks are recognized as Manning Quarterbacks of the Week. Sixty players from 59 different schools were honored during the 2018 season.