Thanks to an assist from the Big Blue Nation, Kentucky Wildcats QB Will Levis has been named the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week, it was announced Thursday. This will hopefully be the first of many awards and honors Levis earns while suiting up for the Big Blue Nation.
Kentucky QB Will Levis has been named one of The Manning Award’s Stars of the Week it was announced Tuesday. Fans can vote on which of the eight QBs named had the best performance by going to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page. Voting ends at noon ET on Thursday.
In his first start as a Wildcat, the transfer from Penn State threw for 367 yards to set a school record for the most by a player making his first appearance for the program. He completed 18/26 passes with four touchdowns and hit 10 different receivers as the Cats crushed Louisiana Monroe 45-10 last Saturday. It was the most passing yards by a Wildcat since Patrick Towles had 390 in 2014 vs. Mississippi State.
Additionally, wide receivers Josh Ali and Wan’Dale Robinson combined to be the first pair of Kentucky targets to each go over 100 receiving yards in the same game since Matt Roark (116) and La’Rod King (102) did so against Ole Miss on Nov. 5. 2011.
Will Levis earned the highest Week 1 passing grade by an SEC QB since 2014 (91.5)— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 7, 2021
His first game as a Kentucky Wildcat. pic.twitter.com/5h6Wlepbdv