Rutgers QB in Contention for This Week's Manning Award
Fans have until Thursday morning to vote for their choice.
Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova and Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage were named Stars of the Week. College football fans have until Thursday morning, Sept. 26, 11 a.m., to vote for who they believe was the top quarterback of the week by visiting the Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Facebook Page.
Nova was 22-of-43 passing for 346 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Scarlet Knights’ 28-24 win over Arkansas. His quarterback rating was 28.5. The loss was the first for the SEC team this year, and the second year in a row the Scarlet Knights defeated the Razorbacks.
Savage, the Rutgers quarterback in 2009 and 2010, tied an ACC record with six touchdown passes in a single game as the Panthers defeated Duke, 58-55. Savage was 23-of-33 passing for 424 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. His quarterback rating was 95.6.
Other contenders are as follows, with all statistics provided by the Allstate Sugar Bowl:
Terrance Broadway, UL-Lafayette
(25-of-37, 305 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 82.8)
Broadway, who also rushes for a pair of touchdowns, runs and passes for scores in the fourth quarter as the Ragin’ Cajuns erase a 24-21 deficit in a 35-30 road victory over Akron.
Derek Carr, Fresno State
(39-of-60, 460 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 84.7)
Carr registers his fifth career 400-yard game (setting the school and Mountain West records), completing 8-of-11 passes on the game-winning drive as the Bulldogs score with 2:14 to go in a critical 41-40 win over Mountain West power Boise State.
Sean Mannion, Oregon State
(38-of-55, 367 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 66.9)
Mannion throws two fourth-quarter touchdown passes and registers his fourth straight 350-yard game as the Beavers come from behind to beat San Diego State, 34-30, on the road. He won the award last week.
Aaron Murray, Georgia
(22-of-30, 408, 3 TDs, 1 INT, QBR: 91.1)
Murray posts the third 400-yard game of his career and also runs for a touchdown as his offensive outburst overcomes special teams issues in a 45-21 victory over North Texas.
Bryce Petty, Baylor
(18-of-27, 351 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 98.5)
Petty, playing just over one half of football, registers his third straight 300-yard game while tossing a career best for touchdown passes, as the Bears score at least 69 points for the third straight game in a 70-7 win over UL-Monroe.
Brett Smith, Wyoming
(35-of-41, 373 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT, QBR: 99.0)
Smith also rushes for 138 yards and a TD as he sets the school record for total offense while becoming the Cowboys’ all-time leader in touchdown passes in a 56-23 win over Air Force.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl created the Manning Award in 2004 in recognition of the accomplishments of Archie Manning, and his sons and Super Bowl winners, Peyton and Eli.