VOTE FOR MANNING STARS
College football fans, be sure to "like" the official Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page (linked above) and vote each week for the Manning Award Player of the Week. The top quarterback performances from each week will be posted giving you the chance to vote for what you think was the best effort each week of the college football season. MANNING AWARD STARS OF THE WEEK
While 31 quarterbacks are on the Manning Award Watch List, additional players may be added later in the season and every quarterback in the country remains eligible for the honor. Here's a look at the best performances of the fourth week of the football season: Tajh Boyd, Clemson
(23-of-37, 344 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT)
Boyd tallies his second straight 300-yard game and his second straight win over a nationally-ranked opponent, this time No. 11 Florida State; he also adds a rushing TD in the victory. B.J. Daniels, USF
(15-of-24, 202 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT)
Daniels keeps USF perfect with an impressive dual-threat performance which includes a 54-yard touchdown pass and a 71-yard run as he finishes with 130 rushing yards in a 52-24 win over UTEP. Seth Doege, Texas Tech
(26-of-38, 222 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT)
Doege, who also rushes for 83 yards, makes the list for the second week in a row after completing a 14-point comeback with the game-winning touchdown with 44 seconds to go on a fourth-and-three pass in a 35-34 win over Nevada. Robert Griffin, III, Baylor
(29-of-33, 338, 5 TDs, 0 INT)
Griffin continues his sensational season with another big effort (adds 51 rushing yards and a score) in a 56-31 victory over Rice - Griffin now has 13 touchdown passes this year, and just 12 incompletions. Keith Price, Washington
(19-of-25, 292 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT)
Price leads the Huskies to their first 3-1 start since 2006 by picking apart the Cal defense in a 31-23 victory in which he ices the win with a 71-yard fourth-quarter TD strike. Corey Robinson, Troy
(24-of-38, 348 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT)
Robinson puts the Trojans on top for good with a 75-yard touchdown connection as he leads Troy to its first victory of the year, a 38-35 shootout over Sun Belt rival Middle Tennessee State. Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
(47-of-60, 438 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT)
Trailing 20-3 at the half, Weeden leads the Cowboys to a huge Big 12 road victory over No. 8 Texas A&M by throwing for a school record 438 yards as his squad scores 27 unanswered points. Keith Wenning, Ball State
(24-of-30, 320 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INT) Wenning establishes his career-high with 320 yards in just three quarters of play as the 3-1 Cardinals get off to their second-best start since 1995 with a 48-21 win over Army - Ball State was just 4-8 last year. TOP UPCOMING GAMES
(current AP Rankings)
#3 Alabama at #12 Florida
: Alabama looks to add a big resumé-builder with a road win over the Gators, who will be looking to hand rookie head coach Will Muschamp his first signature win.
#8 Nebraska at #7 Wisconsin:
After four non-league games, the Huskers finally start Big Ten play for the first time, facing Wisconsin, which has been dominant to open the year under star transfer quarterback Russell Wilson.
Auburn at #10 South Carolina:
A rematch of last year's SEC Championship game, the Tigers are adjusting to life without stars Cam Newton and Nick Fairley while the Gamecocks look better than ever under Steve Spurrier.
#13 Clemson at #11 Virginia Tech
: Clemson has defeated two straight ranked opponents to climb into the national picture; Virginia Tech can take control of the ACC race with a win here.
#14 Texas A&M vs. #18 Arkansas:
Two teams coming off tough losses to top-ranked foes will be trying to recover at the same time with the Southwest Classic at Cowboys Stadium - also a preview of future SEC games between the two.
Michigan State at Ohio State
: Two of the three co-winners of the Big Ten last year, new Buckeye coach Luke Fickell hopes to keep his alma mater on top with a win over the Spartans, who hope to get back on track with a key Big Ten road win.
Nevada at #4 Boise State
: Nevada spoiled Boise's perfect season last year, as well as its shot at the BCS Championship game; the Broncos won't need more motivation that that.
#17 Texas at Iowa State:
Iowa State shocked the Longhorns in Austin last year so Texas will be looking to erase another bad memory by returning the favor in Ames.
Bowl PredictionsAllstate Sugar Bowl, January 3, 2012 ESPN.com (Schlabach):
LSU vs. Boise State (LSU replaces Alabama from last week) ESPN.com (Edwards):
Alabama vs. Boise State (Alabama replaces LSU) CBSSports.com (Palm):
LSU vs. Boise StateCBSSports.com (McMurphy):
Alabama vs. Oregon College Football News:
LSU vs. Boise State SI.com (Mandel):
LSU vs. Boise StateWDSU-TV (Mackel):
Alabama vs. Boise State Allstate BCS National Championship, January 9, 2012 ESPN.com (Schlabach):
Alabama vs. Oklahoma (Alabama replaces LSU from last week) ESPN.com (Edwards):
LSU vs. Oklahoma (LSU replaces Alabama) CBSSports.com (Palm):
Alabama vs. OklahomaCBSSports.com (McMurphy):
LSU vs. Oklahoma College Football News:
Alabama vs. Oklahoma SI.com (Mandel):
Alabama vs. OklahomaWDSU-TV (Mackel):
LSU vs. Stanford YOUTUBE PICK OF THE WEEK
Each week, the Allstate Sugar Bowl will make its YouTube Pick of the Week, top highlights, impressive off-field performances, great plays, or as in this instance, a look back in Sugar Bowl history - take a look at the MVP of the 1966 Sugar Bowl
, most fans have probably heard of him, even if Ed Sullivan has not.