NEW ORLEANS – Redshirt sophomore quarterback Daniel Jones was tabbed a Manning Award Star of the Week on Monday and is now eligible to be voted as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week. The selection as a Manning Award Star of the Week is the third of Jones’ career and first of the 2017 season.
Jones completed 29-of-45 (.644) passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 16 times for 108 yards (413 total yards) in leading Duke to a 41-17 victory against Northwestern this past Saturday. The Charlotte, N.C., native became the second player in Duke history to record a 300-yard passing/100-yard rushing game, joining Brandon Connette, who accomplished the feat against Pittsburgh during the 2013 campaign.
Saturday against Northwestern, Jones engineered a Duke offense that amassed 538 yards and 34 first downs, converted 15-of-22 (.682) third down opportunities and maintained possession for 41:18.
The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, has named eight quarterbacks as its “Stars of the Week.” College football fans can now go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for what they think was the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 12 noon the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week.
The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor 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.
Manning Award Stars of the Week
David Blough, Purdue
Will Grier, West Virginia
Lamar Jackson, Louisville
Daniel Jones, Duke
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
Shane Morris, Central Michigan
Josh Rosen, UCLA
Nate Stanley, Iowa