Auburn football: Nick Marshall captures weekly Manning Award

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 14, 2013 

AUBURN, Ala. — Add another award to Nick Marshall's haul this week.

After capturing the SEC's offensive player of the week honor on Monday, Auburn's junior quarterback brought home the Manning Award via a fan vote. It comes on the heels of a career-best rushing performance for Marshall, who tallied 214 yards and two touchdowns in last week's 55-23 romp over Tennessee. The Georgia native's win in this week's voting was similarly lopsided. Marshall received more than 4,500 votes, far surpassing Missouri's Maty Mauk, the runner-up with a little more than 600 votes cast.

The weekly designation that Marshall garnered is separate from the Manning Award given at the end of the season. It was created in 2004 to honor the collegiate accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only postseason quarterback award that takes the candidate's bowl performance into consideration when balloting begins.

The ten finalists will be revealed Nov. 26, with the winner being announced after the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 6.

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