Manning Award Watch List, 2013-14The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, published its complete preseason Watch List on Friday, August 2. The list included 30 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2013 season. The 2013-14 list was selected in conjunction with the release of ESPN's new Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) - the top 30 returning quarterbacks according to the QBR made up the Watch List. Total QBR measures a quarterback's contributions to scoring on each play (passing, rushing, sacks, fumbles, and penalties) accounting for game context (down, distance, yard line, time remaining, and score) and adjusted for opponent strength.  It is based on a 0-100 scale and 50 is average.

The winner will be announced after the bowls in January and will be honored at a ceremony in New Orleans.

The 2013-14 Watch List included players from all 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences. The Mountain West Conference led the way with six honorees, while the Southeastern Conference had five quarterbacks on the list and the Pac-12 added four.

2013-14 Manning Award Watch List (preseason)
 Name, School
 School  Cl.  QBR
 A.J. McCarron
 Alabama  Jr.  81.1
 Taylor Kelly
 Arizona State
 Jr.  65.7
 Joe Southwick
 Boise State
 Sr. 68.9
 Tajh Boyd
 Clemson  Sr.  82.2
 Derek Carr
 Fresno State
 Sr.  64.1
 Aaron Murray
 Georgia
 Sr.
 78.4
 Terrance Broadway
 UL-Lafayette
 Jr.
 76.9
 Kolton Browning
 UL-Monroe
 Sr.
 68.6
 Teddy Bridgewater
 Louisville
 Jr.
 78.1
 Rakeem Cato
 Marshall
 Jr.
 68.8
 Stephen Morris
 Miami (Fla.)
 Sr.
 59.6
 Logan Kilgore
 Middle Tennessee
 Sr.
 60.3
 Bo Wallace
 Ole Miss
 Jr.
 60.0
 Taylor Martinez
 Nebraska
 Sr.
 70.4
 Cody Fajardo
 Nevada
 Jr.
 75.6
 Bryn Renner
 North Carolina
 Sr.
 63.6
 Jordan Lynch
 Northern Illinois
 Sr.
 74.7
 Kain Colter
 Northwestern
 Sr.
 65.3
 Braxton Miller
 Ohio State
 Jr.
 68.4
 Marcus Mariota
 Oregon
 So.
 87.3
 Sean Mannion
 Oregon State
 Jr.
 62.5
 David Fales
 San Jose State
 Sr.
 78.4
 Connor Shaw
 South Carolina
 Sr.
 64.6
 David Ash
 Texas
 Jr.
 77.2
 Johnny Manziel
 Texas A&M
 So.
 90.5
 Blake Bortles
 UCF
 Jr. 72.9
 Brett Hundley
 UCLA So. 68.8
 Eric Soza
 UTSA
 Sr.
 62.3
 Chuckie Keeton
 Utah State
 Jr. 76.4
 Brett Smith
 Wyoming Jr. 74.6


        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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