Eight Quarterbacks Named Manning Award Stars of the Week

NEW ORLEANS (October 28, 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:

Max Duggan, TCU (19-of-27, 273 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 87.5)
Duggan, who also rushes for 72 yards, breaks a 20-20 tie with a 44-yard third-quarter TD pass and clinches the victory with an 11-yard TD run with two minutes to go in a 37-27 upset of No. 15 Texas in Big 12 play.

Johnny Langan, Rutgers (15-of-21, 192 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 91.6)
Langan, who becomes the first Rutgers QB to rush for 100 yards (118 and a touchdown) since 1961, also throws his first two career TD passes to lead the Scarlet Knights to a 44-34 win over Liberty.

Cole McDonald, Hawaii (17-of-30, 237 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, QBR: 89.6)
McDonald also runs for a career-high 140 yards (the most by a Hawaii QB since 1995) and two touchdowns to lead the Rainbow Warriors to a 45-31 MW road win over New Mexico.

Kellen Mond, Texas A&M (17-of-23, 234 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 97.7)
Mond, who also runs for 76 yards and two touchdowns, has a season-best five TDs in a 49-30 SEC win over Mississippi State.

Peyton Ramsey, Indiana (27-of-40, 351 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 90.9)
Ramsey tallies a career-high for passing yards to lead the Hoosiers to bowl eligibility for the first time since 2016 with a 38-31 Big Ten road win over Nebraska.

Chris Reynolds, Charlotte (24-of-32, 336 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 92.8)
Reynolds, who also rushes for a touchdown, throws a pair of fourth-quarter TD passes, including the go-ahead score with 18 seconds to go in a 39-38 C-USA win over North Texas.

Carter Stanley, Kansas (26-of-37, 415 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 88.7)
Stanley, who also runs for a touchdown, sets a career-high for passing yards as he helps the Jayhawks erase a 17-point deficit in a 37-34 Big 12 win over Texas Tech.

Skylar Thompson, Kansas State (18-of-28, 213 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 90.9)
Thompson rushes for a career-high four touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a shocking upset of No. 5 Oklahoma, 48-41, in Big 12 action.

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.