Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Manning Award 'Stars of the Week'
By Ted Miller
The Manning Award has named nine quarterbacks as its "Stars of the Week," and two are from the Pac-12 and three of others are of interest.
The two Pac-12 QBs on the list are USC's Matt Barkley and Arizona's Matt Scott.
The QBs of interest are two that Pac-12 teams face this weekend -- Nebraska's Taylor Martinez (UCLA) and Syracuse's Ryan Nassib (USC) -- and another conference team faces next weekend in Ohio State's Braxton Miller (California).
Here are the numbers and comments from the Manning award for these five.
Matt Barkley, USC
(23-of-38, 372 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT)
Barkley hooks up a 75-yard touchdown connection on the first play of the season to get USC rolling in a 49-10 wipeout of Hawaii.
Braxton Miller, Ohio State
(14-of-24, 207 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT)
The sophomore adds 161 rushing yards, a school record for a quarterback, and another touchdown in a 56-10 blowout of Miami (Ohio) for Urban Meyer's Buckeye debut.
Taylor Martinez, Nebraska
(26-of-34, 354 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INT)
Martinez, known more for his running skills than his passing skills, registers a career-high in passing yards in leading the Huskers to a 49-20 victory over Southern Miss.
Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
(44-of-65, 470 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT)
Nassib throws four second-half touchdowns and obliterates his own school record for completions (29), but it's not enough for the Orange, who fall to Northwestern, 42-41.
Matt Scott, Arizona
(30-of-46, 387 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT)
Scott sets his career-high in passing yards, including a 10-yard scoring strike in overtime to give the Wildcats a 24-17 win over Toledo in the debut for coach Rich Rodriguez.