PENIX JR. SELECTED AS MANNING AWARD QB OF THE WEEK
Credit Source: Indiana University Athletics
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana redshirt sophomore Michael Penix Jr. was selected as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week. He earns the honor over seven other Manning Award Stars of the Week in the Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Facebook contest.
Penix and the Hoosiers dropped No. 23/25 Michigan, 38-21, last Saturday to move to 3-0. It marked the program’s first win over the Wolverines since Oct. 24, 1987.
The southpaw completed 30-of-50 passes for a career-high 342 yards, the second-highest yardage for a Hoosier against the Wolverines, with three touchdowns (4th time in his career). His 50 attempts also set a career mark.
IU is ranked in both national polls for the third-straight week, sitting at No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 and at No. 10 in the Amway Coaches Poll presented by USA Today Sports. Indiana is ranked in the Top 10 for the first time since a No. 10 ranking in the AP Poll on Sept. 22, 1969.
Up next, the Hoosiers travel to Michigan State to battle for the Old Brass Spittoon on Saturday, Nov. 14. The game will kick off at noon EDT on ABC.