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Manning Planning - Sept. 8

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Manning Planning

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.

The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of 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.

Friday, Sept. 10 (All times are Central)

Case Keenum: Houston vs. UTEP, 9:15 p.m., ESPN; After last week's performance, Keenum is now the school record holder in passing yards, total offense, passing touchdowns, attempts and completions.

Saturday, Sept. 11

Matt Barkley: No. 16 USC vs. Virginia, 9:30 p.m., FSN; Barkley tied the Trojans single-game record with five touchdowns last week at Hawaii.

Diondre Borel : Utah State vs. Idaho State, 7 p.m.; Borel is 69 passing yards from the 5,000-yard plateau for his career.

Zach Collaros: Cincinnati vs. Indiana State, 11 a.m.; Collaros opened the season with a career-high 41 passing attempts at Fresno State.

Kirk Cousins: Michigan State vs. Florida Atlantic, 11 a.m., ESPNU; Cousins was rated the Big Ten's "most accurate passer," according to Lindy's Preseason Honor Roll.

Andy Dalton: No. 4 TCU vs. Tennessee Tech, 6 p.m.; Dalton needs three completions and five touchdown passes to become TCU's career leader in both categories.

Ricky Dobbs: Navy vs. Georgia Southern, 2:30 p.m., CBSC; Dobbs will be looking to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss to in-state rival Maryland in the season opener.

Nathan Enderle: Idaho at No. 6 Nebraska, 11a.m.; Enderle is garnering plenty of attention this week as a native Nebraskan.

Nick Foles: Arizona vs. The Citadel, 9:30 p.m.; Foles is currently just 154 passing yards shy of 3,000 for his career.

Blaine Gabbert: Missouri vs. McNeese State, 6 p.m.; Last week, Gabbert recorded his sixth consecutive 200-yard passing day and now has 10 200-yard days for his career.

Robert Griffin, III: Baylor vs. Buffalo, 6:10 p.m., Fox College Sports; Griffin's 16 career rushing touchdowns are second only to Don Trull's 18 by a quarterback in Baylor history.

Jacory Harris: No. 12 Miami (FL) at No. 2 Ohio State, 2:30 p.m., ESPN/ESPN 3D; Harris' three touchdowns in the opener marked the fifth time in his career that he had three passing touchdowns in a game.

Jordan Jefferson: No. 19 LSU at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m., ESPNU; Jefferson opened the season by throwing for 151 yards and a pair of TDs in the win over North Carolina.

Jerrod Johnson: Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech, 6 p.m.; Johnson has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 19 consecutive games, which ranks No. 2 nationally behind 31-game streak by Houston's Case Keenum.

Landry Jones: No. 10 Oklahoma vs. No. 17 Florida State, 2:30 p.m., ABC; Jones owns the school record for touchdown passes in a game with six.

Colin Kaepernick: Nevada vs. Colorado State, 9:30 p.m., ESPNU; Kaepernick's touchdown-to-interception ratio is 61 to 16 for his career.

G.J. Kinne: Tulsa vs. Bowling Green, 6 p.m.; Kinne had the second-best NCAA passing performance of the opening weekend with career-bests of 399 yards and five touchdowns.

Jake Locker: Washington vs. Syracuse, 6 p.m.; Locker accounted for both Husky touchdowns last week at BYU, 20-for-37 for 266 yards, 0 INTs and one TD passing and rushed 11 times for 29 yards and one score.

Andrew Luck: No. 25 Stanford at UCLA, 9:30 p.m., ESPN; Luck threw for 316 yards last week, the second-highest total of his career, and added a career best four touchdown passes.

Ryan Mallett: No. 14 Arkansas vs. Louisiana-Monroe (Little Rock), 6 p.m., FSS; Mallett's completion percentage in the season opener against Tennessee Tech of 87.5 ranked as the second-highest single-game total in SEC history.

Greg McElroy: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 18 Penn State, 6 p.m., ESPN; McElroy has thrown just five interceptions in 361 career pass attempts, and looks to keep the streak going as the Tide welcome ESPN College Gameday to campus for its highly anticipated matchup with Penn State.

Joshua Nesbitt: No. 15 Georgia Tech at Kansas, 11 a.m., FSN; Nesbitt matched his career-high with three rushing touchdowns and 130 yards in last week's victory.

Kyle Padron: SMU vs. UAB, 7 p.m.; Padron had two touchdown passes last week, which marked his fifth career multi-TD game in seven starts.

Christian Ponder: No. 17 Florida State at No. 10 Oklahoma, 2:30 p.m., ABC; Ponder played only the first half last week, but still managed to throw four touchdowns, completing 12-of-14 passes for 167 yards.

Terrelle Pryor: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 12 Miami (FL), 2:30 p.m., ESPN/ESPN 3D; Pryor completed passes to eight different receivers in the season-opener, a 45-7 win over Marshall.

Kevin Riley: California vs. Colorado, 2:30 p.m., FSN; Riley notched his sixth career 250-yard game to move into 10th on the school's all-time list, while moving past the 5,000-mark for career passing yards.

Ricky Stanzi: No. 9 Iowa vs. Iowa State, 2:30 p.m., ABC; Stanzi completed his first nine passes in the season opener, finishing 18-of-23 for 229 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.

Tyrod Taylor: No. 13 Virginia Tech vs. James Madison, 12:30 p.m.; Taylor led the rushing attack with 73 yards, while passing for 186 yards and two touchdowns, but the Hokies fell short to the Broncos, 33-30.

Scott Tolzien: No. 11 Wisconsin vs. San Jose State, 11 a.m., ESPN; In Tolzien's 14 career starts, the Badgers have scored at least 30 points in 10 games.

Russell Wilson: N.C. State at UCF, 6:30 p.m., CBSC; Wilson threw for 306 yards in the opener, marking the fifth time he's topped the 300-yard mark, and he completed 68 percent of his throws.

 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.

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