Oklahoma State senior quarterback Brandon Weeden has been named a Manning Award Star Player of the Week. Weeden is one of eight quarterbacks honored this and is in the running for national quarterback of the week. Fans can go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl facebook page to vote for what they think is the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 9 a.m. (CT), the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Player of the Week.
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Weeden was 42-of-53 passing for 397 yards, 2 TDs and an interception against Arizona. He completed his first 13 passes en route to a school record 42 completions in an impressive 37-14 victory over the Wildcats.
Joining Weeden on the list is Darron Thomas (Oregon), Brock Osweiler (Arizona State), Andrew Luck (Stanford), Marshall Lobbestael (Washington State), Steele Jantz (Iowa State), Tyler Bray (Tennessee) and Ryan Aplin (Arkansas State).
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.