Moore Named a Finalist for Manning Award

BOISE, Idaho - The individual accolades continue to come for Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore who was named a finalist for his third national award, Monday (Nov. 29), as one of 10 players vying for the eighth annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award.

The Manning Award, which is named in honor of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning, recognizes the top quarterback in the Football Bowl Subdivision each season. It is currently the only quarterback award that takes the candidates' bowl performances into consideration.

Moore, a redshirt junior from Prosser, Wash. (Prosser HS), has played an integral role in Boise State's success again this season leading the Broncos to a 10-1 overall record (6-1 Western Athletic Conference). He enters the final week of the season ranked No. 1 nationally in pass efficiency rating (187.97), having completed 221-of-331 passes for 3,269 yards, 30 touchdowns and just five interceptions.

In his third year as the starting quarterback at Boise State, Moore has already begun rewriting the Bronco record books this fall. This season alone he has broke the school record for career passing yards (10,291), touchdowns (94), completions (779) and 200-yard passing games (32).  

This marks the third national award Moore has been named a finalist for this fall. Last week he was also named one of three finalists for both the Davey O'Brien Award and Maxwell Award. Moore is joined as a finalist for the Manning Award by: Andy Dalton (TCU), Colin Kaepernick (Nevada), Andrew Luck (Stanford), Ryan Mallett (Arkansas), Cameron Newton (Auburn), Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State), Denard Robinson (Michigan), Darron Thomas (Oregon) and Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State).

The winner of the 2010 Manning Award will be announced on Jan. 19 (Wednesday).

Boise State returns home this week to host Utah State in its regular season finale. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. (MT).

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