Manning Planning - Sept. 22
Wednesday, September 22, 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.
Friday, Sept. 24
Ryan Colburn: Fresno State at Ole Miss, 6 p.m., ESPN-GP; Colburn is second in the WAC and ranks 11th in the NCAA in passing efficiency at 167.6.
Zach Collaros: Cincinnati vs. No. 8 Oklahoma, 5 p.m., ESPN2; Collaros and the Bearcats have had nine days to prepare for Oklahoma and need a big win to get back on track.
Kirk Cousins: No. 25 Michigan State vs. Northern Colorado, 11 a.m. BTN; Only in his junior season, Cousins is already approaching the top ten in pass attempts, completions and yards; he currently owns the passing efficiency top spot at 143.2.
Nathan Enderle: Idaho at Colorado State, 3 p.m.; Enderle has cracked the top five in several categories in Idaho's record book including fourth all-time average per game (213.0), fourth all-time passes attempted (1,034) and fifth all-time passes completed (577).
Nick Foles: No. 14 Arizona vs. California, 9 p.m., CSN Plus; Foles orchestrated his fourth second-half game-winning performance in just a 13-game career last week at then No. 9 Iowa.
Blaine Gabbert: Missouri vs. Miami (Ohio), 1 p.m.; Gabbert is second in the NCAA in pass completions averaging 29.33 per game and he threw a season-high 351 yards last week.
Robert Griffin, III: Baylor at Rice, 7 p.m., CBSC; Griffin is the only 1,000-yard rushing QB in school history and has accounted for eight of Baylor's nine touchdowns this season - five passing TDs and four rushing scores.
Jordan Jefferson: No. 15 LSU vs. No. 22 West Virginia, 8 p.m., ESPN2; Jefferson goes into the West Virginia game with a 12-5 overall record as the Tigers' starting quarterback, making him the second-winningest active quarterback in the SEC.
Landry Jones: No. 8 Oklahoma at Cincinnati, 5 p.m., ESPN2; When Jones threw for 380 yards against Florida State, it marked the fourth 300-yard game of his career in just 12 starts.
Colin Kaepernick: Nevada at BYU, 5 p.m., MTN; Kaepernick accounted for 329 yards of total offense and five touchdowns last week as the Wolf Pack never trailed against Cal and improved to a 3-0 for the first time since 1991.
G.J. Kinne: Tulsa vs. Central Arkansas, 6 p.m.; In just 15 games at quarterback for the Golden Hurricane, Kinne is just 18 yards shy of moving into 10th place on the school's career passing chart.
Andrew Luck: No. 16 Stanford at Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m., NBC; Luck now has 10 passing TDs on the year, which ranks second nationally.
Ryan Mallett: No. 10 Arkansas vs. No. 1 Alabama, 2:30 p.m., CBS; Mallett has set or tied 19 Arkansas records. His nine passing touchdowns pace the conference and are tied for third in the NCAA.
Greg McElroy: No. 1 Alabama at No. 10 Arkansas, 2:30 p.m., CBS; McElroy has completed 71.7 percent of his passes and leads the nation in passing efficiency at 200.03.
Kellen Moore: No. 3 Boise State vs. No. 24 Oregon State, 7 p.m., ABC; Moore and the Broncos will finally get to play at home and host ESPN Gameday.
Joshua Nesbitt: Georgia Tech vs. N.C. State, 11 a.m., ESPN; Nesbitt leads the ACC in touchdowns scored and ranks third in rushing average with 89.0 yards per game.
Christian Ponder: Florida State vs. Wake Forest, 2:30 p.m., ABC; As a dual-threat behind center, Ponder is making significant headway up the Seminoles' career total offense list with his 5,990 yards ranking seventh all-time.
Terrelle Pryor: No. 2 Ohio State vs. Eastern Michigan, 2:30 p.m., ABC; Pryor set a school record with 16 consecutive completions in the win over Ohio, the second most in Big Ten history.
Kevin Riley: California at No. 14 Arizona, 9 p.m., CSN Plus; Riley continues to lead the Pac-10's active quarterbacks in career victories (17-9 in 26 starts) and touchdowns, and is tied for first in games played (31).
Ricky Stanzi: No. 18 Iowa vs. Ball State, 11 a.m., BTN; Stanzi ranked ninth at Iowa in single-season touchdown passes with 17 in '09 and is tied for fifth in career scoring passes at 37.
Tyrod Taylor: Virginia Tech at Boston College, 11 a.m., ESPN-GP; Last week, Taylor became Tech's all-time leader for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,728.
Scott Tolzien: No. 11 Wisconsin vs. Austin Peay, 11 a.m., BTN; Tolzien now has 3,446 career passing yards and ranks ninth in school history.
Russell Wilson: N.C. State at Georgia Tech, 11 a.m., ESPN; Wilson has thrown 101 passes this season without an interception.
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.