Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Terry Wilson has been selected as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week, one of the best weekly college football awards a player can earn.
Wilson, making his second career start, led Kentucky to a 27-16 road victory over the No. 25 Florida Gators, snapping UK’s 31-game losing streak in the series. He completed 11-of-16 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 105 yards and a score on just 10 carries.
The Oklahoma City native is the first Kentucky quarterback to rush and throw for at least 100 yards since Jalen Whitlow in 2013.
The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. In addition to the weekly award, there’s a season-long Manning Award for the top quarterback in college football.
Wilson wasn’t named to the preseason watch list for the award, but if he keeps up his current play, he could end up being named one of the 10 finalists for the honor, which will be announced on Thursday, November 29. The winner is scheduled to be announced following the College Football Playoff National Championship.
A well-deserved honor for Wilson, who already has a very bright future ahead of him in Lexington, and the nation is taking notice.
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