TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been named a finalist for the Manning Award, created by the Sugar Bowl in recognition of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.
The winner will be announced after the bowls in January and will be honored at a ceremony in New Orleans. It is the only quarterback award that takes the candidates’ bowl performances into consideration in its balloting.
Boykin, 22-2 as a starting quarterback the past two seasons, ranks third in the nation in total offense at 380.6 yards a game.
Since 2009, only four times has a quarterback averaged over 300 yards a game passing and 50 rushing. Boykin has done it twice (2014, 2015). The others were Heisman Trophy winners Robert Griffin III and Johnny Manziel.