Eight Quarterbacks Named Manning Award Stars of the Week

NEW ORLEANS (September 16, 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.

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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.

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This week’s eight Manning Award Stars of the Week are:

Jack Abraham, Southern Miss (28-of-36, 463 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 95.4)
Abraham set a career-high in passing yards with his second career 400-yard game and connected on a 64-yard TD in the fourth quarter to key the Golden Eagles’ 47-42 road win over Troy.

Dillon Gabriel, UCF (22-of-30, 347 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 96.3)
Gabriel, a freshman making his second career start, led the Knights to scores on six of their first seven possessions as they dominated Stanford in a 45-27 victory.

Anthony Gordon, Washington State (36-of-48, 440 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 71.3)
Gordon, who registered his third straight 400-yard game to open the season, tossed a pair of 39-yard TDs, including one for the go-ahead score in the third quarter as the Cougars topped Houston, 31-24, on the road.

Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma (15-of-20, 289 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 98.8)
Hurts added 150 rushing yards and a touchdown – he had 200 passing yards and 100 rushing yards in the first half alone – in a 48-14 road win over UCLA.

Malcolm Perry, Navy (5-of-7, 151 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 98.8)
Perry also runs for 156 yards, his seventh 100-yard rushing effort in his last 10 games, and four touchdowns as the Midshipmen cruise to a 42-10 win over East Carolina.

Chris Robison, FAU (33-of-41, 366 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 75.4)
Robison set a career-best for touchdowns as he led the Owls to their first win of the year, 41-31, over Ball State on the road.

Carter Stanley, Kansas (20-of-27, 238 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 89.8)
Stanley matched his career-best in touchdowns as he keyed a 48-24 win over Boston College – the Jayhawks’ first road win over a Power 5 team in nearly 11 years.

Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama (28-of-36, 444 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 97.2)
Tagovailoa recorded a career-high in passing yards with the third-most in school history and matched his best in passing TDs as the Crimson Tide topped South Carolina, 47-23, in an SEC road game.

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.