J.T. Barrett, Trace McSorley named finalists for Manning Award
Two B1G quarterbacks have been tabbed as finalists for the Manning Award, presented to the nation’s top quarterback.
On Thursday, a list of 11 candidates was released. Finalists included Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett and Penn State’s Trace McSorley, both leading their respective teams to 10-2 finishes this season.
Manning Award finalists for best QB in the country: pic.twitter.com/Sch6UNONd1
— Future Tennessee Head Coach (@PaulMyerberg) November 30, 2017
The Manning Award is selected by the Sugar Bowl Committee.
Earlier on Thursday, Barrett was tabbed as the B1G Quarterback of the Year as the conference unveiled its individual award winners for the 2017 season. Barrett threw for 2,728 yards, 33 touchdowns and completed passes at a 66.2 percent clip. He also rushed for 672 yards and nine scores.
McSorley led the B1G in passing yardage this season, throwing for 3,228 yards with a 65.3 percent completion rate. He also had 26 touchdowns through the air. The Penn State quarterback was effective with his legs, too, totaling 431 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.
The winner of the Manning Award will be announced at the end of the bowl season.