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Manning Planning - Sept. 30

Thursday, September 30, 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.

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.

Thursday, Sept. 30 (All times are Central)
Jerrod Johnson: Texas A&M at Oklahoma State, 6:30 p.m., ESPN game; Johnson is averaging 308.2 yards of total offense per game this year, which is good for second in the Big 12.

Friday, Oct. 1
Diondre Borel: Utah State vs. BYU, 7 p.m., ESPN; Borel needs just 393 yards of total offense to reach 7,000 career yards, becoming just the second USU QB to reach the milestone.

Saturday, Oct. 2
Matt Barkley: No. 18 USC vs. Washington, 7 p.m., ABC/ESPN2/ESPN-GP; Barkley, who ranks 14th nationally in passing efficiency, missed last year's game against the Huskies with a bruised shoulder.

Ryan Colburn: Fresno State vs. Cal Poly, 9 p.m.; Last week against SEC foe, Ole Miss, Colburn had a career-high night, throwing four touchdown passes and amassing 390 yards.

Kirk Cousins: No. 24 Michigan State vs. No. 11 Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN; With his passing totals against Northern Colorado last week, Cousins moved into second place on MSU's all-time list in completion percentage (.630).

Andy Dalton: No. 5 TCU at Colorado State, 1 p.m., MTN; Dalton, whose 33 wins lead the nation among active quarterbacks, will be playing his first game at Hughes Stadium.

Ricky Dobbs: Navy at Air Force, 1:30 p.m., Versus; Dobbs has scored at least one rushing touchdown in all 16 of his career starts.

Nathan Enderle: Idaho at Western Michigan, 1 p.m., ESPN-GP; Enderle is coming off a career best 83.3 percent passing last week at Colorado State.

Robert Griffin, III: Baylor vs. Kansas, 11 a.m., FSN; Griffin has tossed eight 40-yard passes this season.

Jacory Harris: No. 16 Miami (FL) at Clemson, 11 a.m., ESPN2; Last week, Harris moved into sole possession of seventh place in career touchdowns at Miami when he threw his 41st and 42nd career touchdowns; heads to Death Valley for ACC opener.

Jordan Jefferson: No. 12 LSU vs. Tennessee, 2:30 p.m., CBS; Jefferson is 7-1 in games played in Tiger Stadium.

Landry Jones: No. 8 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Texas, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN/ESPN-GP; Jones continues to climb the passing yards ladder as he now has five 300-yard passing games in 13 starts with the most recent at Cincinnati (370).

Colin Kaepernick: No. 25 Nevada at UNLV, 9 p.m., MTN; Kaepernick entered last week's game leading the nation averaging 592 yards total offense and tacked on another 497 Friday night.

G.J. Kinne: Tulsa at Memphis, 6 p.m.; In just 16 games at QB for the Golden Hurricane, Kinne has moved into 10th place on the school's career passing chart with 3,938 yards.

Jake Locker: Washington at No. 18 USC, 7 p.m., ABC/ESPN2/ESPN-GP; Locker has reached 6,000 career passing yards, placing him third on the Huskies' all-time list.

Andrew Luck: No. 16 Stanford at No. 4 Oregon, 7 p.m., ABC/ESPN2/ESPN-GP; Luck is a dual threat QB and has rushed for 163 yards on 17 attempts (9.6) and one TD this season to rank as Stanford's second leading rusher.

Greg McElroy: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 7 Florida, 7 p.m., CBS; McElroy's 18-0 start to his career is the second-best in school history. The record was set by Jay Barker, who went 22-0 from 1991-93.

Kellen Moore: No. 3 Boise State at New Mexico State, 7 p.m., ESPN-GP; Moore's completion percentage has risen in each game this season reaching 70.4 percent in last week's win over Oregon State.

Joshua Nesbitt: Georgia Tech at Wake Forest, 6 p.m., ESPNU; Nesbitt ranks third in the ACC in rushing (90.5 ypg) and he has scored more touchdowns (6) this season than any player in the ACC.

Kyle Padron: SMU at Rice, 6 p.m.; Padron threw two TDs against TCU last week giving him 10 for the season and 20 for his career.

Christian Ponder: Florida State at Virginia, 11 a.m., ESPN-GP; Ponder has rushed for posi­tive yardage in 17 consecutive games.

Terrelle Pryor: No. 2 Ohio State at Illinois, 11 a.m., BTN; Pryor has five career games with 300 yards total offense. The OSU record is six.

Ricky Stanzi: No. 17 Iowa vs. No. 22 Penn State, 7 p.m., ESPN; Stanzi has thrown at least one scoring pass in 12 straight games and he has three touchdown passes in Iowa's last two games.

Tyrod Taylor: Virginia Tech at No. 23 N.C. State, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN-GP; Taylor has started 32 games and has won 25 of them, the second-most wins for a starting quarterback under head coach Frank Beamer.

Scott Tolzien: No. 11 Wisconsin at No. 24 Michigan State, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN; Tolzien, playing just the first half vs. Austin Peay last week, posted a passer rating of 253.7, which is the fourth-best performance by a QB in the country this season.

Russell Wilson: No. 23 N.C. State vs. Virginia Tech, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN-GP; Wilson has thrown for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in three of the four games this season.


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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