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From University release:
BLACKSBURG - Josh Jackson, a freshman from Virginia Tech, has been selected as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week. He earns the win over seven other Manning Award Stars of the Week in the Allstate Sugar Bowl's Facebook contest.
Jackson completed 24-of-31 passes for 372 yards and five touchdowns, including his longest career completion of 70 yards on a touchdown pass to RB Travon McMillian, and had no turnovers in the Hokies’ 64-17 victory over East Carolina. After trailing 17-7, Jackson, who tallied career-highs in yards (setting a school record for passing yards by a freshman) and touchdowns, led a Hokie eruption of 57 unanswered points.
He was named the Atlantic Coastal Conference Rookie of the Week and CBS Sports Freshman of the Week. His five touchdown passes tied for the most in a single game in program history. His 372 yards in the air were the most by a Tech freshman signal caller as he became the first Virginia Tech quarterback to win his first three career starts since Logan Thomas in 2011.
The No. 13 Hokies will be back in action this Saturday for a 2 p.m. ET kickoff at home against Old Dominion.
Jackson’s top competitors this week were Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald and Luke Falk of Washington State. Fitzgerald completed 15-of-23 passes for 180 yards and had two touchdown passes while also rushing for 88 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs 37-7 win over SEC rival LSU. Falk completed 37-of-49 passes for 396 yards and six touchdowns, matching the school-record for TD passes, in a 52-23 blowout of Pac-12 rival Oregon State.