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Garrett Greene Goes Back-to-Back, Winning Manning Award for Second Straight Week



WVU Football QB Garrett Greene

Just call him Mr. Manning Award. WVU quarterback Garrett Greene goes back-to-back, winning his second consecutive weekly honor.

Greene has been named the Manning Award QB of the Week for the second straight week for his performance in West Virginia’s comeback 34-31 win over Baylor in the regular season finale.

Showing why he’s a true dual-threat, Greene once again did it both through the air and on the ground. Greene completed 16 out of 25 passes for 269 yards with two passing touchdowns. He added 103 rushing yards and scored two more touchdowns keeping the ball himself as a runner. This marked back-to-back games with four total touchdowns for Greene.

Greene also took home the award the week before, responding after a poor showing at Oklahoma to account for 364 yards against the Bearcats. Greene threw for 210 yards and also ran for 154 more. He also scored four touchdowns in that game, three with his legs and one with his arm. His name was mentioned with the likes of Mountaineer legends like Pat White and Steve Slaton. But most importantly to Greene, WVU beat Cincinnati 42-21.

WVU head coach Neal Brown called Greene the “ultimate competitor” after the Cincinnati game. Greene then talked about how he was itching to back on the field after feeling like he let his team down during the loss to the Sooners. He also mentioned that he just wants to win and doesn’t care what he has to do to make that happen.

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This award serves as a fitting honor for Greene, who spent time at the Manning Passing Academy to learn from college football and NFL legends Peyton and Eli Manning and prepare for the season.

At the time, WV Sports Now talked with Greene about his experience at the camp and how it will make him a better quarterback.

“It was an unbelievable experience, learning from the Mannings’, learning from the best, being around some of the best quarterbacks in the county. We had 3 or 4 days, a few workouts and it was just awesome to be able to pick the brain of Peyton, Eli and Archie,” said Greene about being around the Manning family.

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Greene then elaborated even further. “What I took from Peyton and Eli was just kinda their weekly routine during game week on how they watch film, what they were watching on certain days and the progression they went from the start of the week til the end.”

In addition to the weekly award winners, a Manning Award winner will be crowned following bowl season.

Below is how the Manning Award is officially described on the Sugar Bowl’s website.

“Prior to the 2004 college football season, the Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only college football quarterback award that includes the candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting; therefore, it is presented annually following the completion of the bowl season.”

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