Wyoming redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Allen has been selected one of the eight Manning Award Stars of the Week. The Manning Award is sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Fans may vote for their top performer of the week up until Thursday at 10 a.m., M.T. on Facebook.
Allen threw for a career high 274 yards and accounted for a career best 327 yards of total offense in leading Wyoming to a 30-28 win over #13 ranked Boise State to take sole possession of the lead in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference. Allen completed 18 of 31 passes (58.1 percent) and threw touchdown passes of 19 and 28 yards to senior tight end Jacob Hollister and a third TD pass of 27 yards to senior wide receiver Tanner Gentry. Allen rushed for 53 yards on 11 carries against the Broncos.
For the season, Allen is leading the Mountain West in points responsible for, averaging 14.5 points per game either passing, rushing or receiving. He is also second in the league in TD passes, with 13. Allen ranks third in the MW in total offense (244.3 yards per game) and is fourth in passing yards (202.9 yards per game).
The other quarterbacks vying for this week’s Manning Award Star of the Week award are: Luke Falk, Washington State; Quinton Flowers, USF; Justice Hansen, Arkansas State; Justin Herbert, Oregon; Lamar Jackson, Louisville; Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State; and Justin Thomas, Georgia Tech.