Courtesy of Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo.  (Nov. 20, 2023) – Wyoming quarterback Andrew Peasley was named to the Manning Award Stars of the Week list on Monday after having a career day on Saturday in Wyoming’s 42-9 win over Hawai’i on Saturday. It was the second time he was named to the list this season and third time as quarterback of the Cowboys.

Quarterback Andrew Peasley had a career day against Hawai’i. He threw for a career-high 319 yards in the game and tied a career-high with three touchdowns. He threw an 89-yard touchdown pass, which was the longest pass and touchdown pass of his career. The 89-yard touchdown was the longest touchdown pass since a 92-yard pass from Cam Coffman to Tanner Gentry against North Dakota on Sept. 5, 2015. He was 14-of-17 passing in the contest for 82 percent, which was also a career.

The Cowboys offense led by Peasley had a big day against Hawai’i. The offense recorded a season-high 472 yards of total offense. The offense was rolling in the first half scoring 35 points for the most since the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in 2021.

The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, has named eight quarterbacks as its “Stars of the Week.” College football fans can follow the Manning Award on social media (@ManningAward) to vote for what they think was the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 9 a.m. (Central), the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week.


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. Since the Manning Award started recognizing Stars of the Week in 2011, 521 different quarterbacks from 133 schools have been recognized. Sixty players were honored during the 2022 season while 60 quarterbacks have been recognized so far this year.