Minnesota's Nelson Named Manning Award "Star of the Week"

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Minnesota's Philip Nelson has been selected as one of eight quarterbacks as "Stars of the Week" by the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Nelson completed 16 of 23 passes for a career-best 298 yards and four passing touchdowns, including the game-winning 50-yard scoring toss with just over three minutes to go to lead the Gophers to a road win at Indiana.

College football fans can now go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for what they think was the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 11 a.m. (Central), the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Player of the Week. Click on this link to vote for the top performer. The Manning Award 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.

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