September 29, 2016
Evans Earns Manning Award Quarterback of the Week Honor
He earns the honor over seven other Stars of the Week

Jerod Evans has been selected as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week for the fourth week of the 2016 college football season. He earns the honor over seven other Manning Award Stars of the Week in the Allstate Sugar Bowl's Facebook contest.

Evans connected on 13-of-20 passes for a career-high 282 yards and three scores while adding 97 rushing yards, also a career-high, and another score in a 54-17 win over East Carolina. Through four games, he is completing 67 percent of his passes for 964 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has just one interception and it came off a tipped pass.

The Dallas, Texas, native is also second on the team in rushing with 209 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown run against East Carolina last weekend. The Hokies have a bye this week and return to action at North Carolina on Oct. 8.

Evans’ top competition came from Memphis’ Riley Ferguson and Trevor Knight of Texas A&M. Ferguson completed 20-of 27 passes for 359 yards, tying a school record, with six touchdowns (all in the first half) and added a rushing touchdown to lead the Tigers to a 77-3 victory over Bowling Green. Knight rushed for 157 yards and scores of 42 and 48 yards while also completing 12-of-22 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns through the air. He connected on a 92-yard TD pass to snap a third quarter 17-17 deadlock as the Aggies remained undefeated with a 45-24 conference win over Arkansas.

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