Michigan State QB Rocky Lombardi rakes in national award for performance vs Michigan
Michigan State quarterback Rocky Lombardi has played well, and it’s getting noticed.
Lombardi has been named the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week after leading the Spartans to an exciting 27-24 upset win over Michigan on the road last Saturday.
His 323 yards and three touchdowns against the Wolverines gave Lombardi the edge over a host of other top performers during the weekend.
The Manning Stars of the Week from last weekend are Matt Corral (Ole Miss), Rocky Lombardi (Michigan State), Aidan O’Connell (Purdue), Desmond Ridder (Cincinnati), Jack Sears (Boise State), Nick Starkel (San Jose State), Taulia Tagovailoa (Maryland), and D.J. Uiagalelei (Clemson).
During the 2020 college football season, the Allstate Sugar Bowl will select eight Manning Award Stars of the Week each week. Following those selections, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the overall Manning Award Quarterback of the Week. Seventy-one players from 65 different schools were honored during the 2019 season and 377 different quarterbacks from 127 schools have been recognized since 2011.
Ranking second in the B1G behind Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields with 642 passing yards, the redshirt-junior is tied with Fields for the league lead in touchdown passes with six.
The native of Clive, Iowa will return home when the Spartans hit the road to face the Hawkeyes Saturday at noon. After a disappointing loss to start the season against Rutgers, it will be interesting to see if Lombardi can make it back-to-back wins against Iowa.
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