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Anu Solomon Recognized By Manning Award

Oct 27, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. Redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon has been named one of eight Manning Award Stars of the Week. Arizona football is 6-1 and 3-1 in Pac-12 play. Among FBS players, Solomon ranks No. 5 in yards per game, No. 13 in touchdowns, No. 10 in attempts and No. 12 in total yards.

College football fans can visit the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 9 a.m. PT, the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week.

Solomon, who has thrown for 200-plus yards in seven-straight games, paced the Wildcats to scores on their first five possessions as they upended Washington State, 59-37, in Pullman on Saturday. Against the Cougars, he threw five TD passes to five different receivers en route to totaling 294 passing yards on 26 of 38 pass attempts. He also totaled 31 yards on the ground. He tied his career high with five passing touchdowns (also five vs. California on Sept. 20).

The Manning Award, recognizing its 11th winner this year, was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting.

Arizona is back in action on Sat., Nov. 1 in Los Angeles to take on UCLA at 7:30 p.m. PT/MST. For continued coverage of Arizona football, follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/ArizonaFootball and on Twitter @ArizonaFBall.