Fresno State's Carr Earns Manning Award Player of the Week Honor

Nov. 1, 2012

NEW ORLEANS - Derek Carr, a junior from Fresno State, has been selected as this week's Manning Award Player of the Week. Carr earns the win over seven other Manning Award Stars of the Week in the Allstate Sugar Bowl's Facebook contest.

Carr, a Bakersfield, Calif., native, was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 29th, marking the second time this season he has received the honor. He led Fresno State back from a 21-0 deficit to register a 49-32 win at New Mexico, throwing for 416 yards and four touchdowns. Carr completed 31-of-44 passes with one interception while orchestrating an offensive effort that outscored the Lobos by a 35-8 margin in the second half.

The 400-yard performance was Carr's second of 2012, tying the Mountain West record for most 400-yard passing games in a season. He had an 89-yard pass play that marked the fourth-longest in the FBS this season. Carr's four-touchdown game was his fifth this season with three or more touchdown passes and he now has thrown 26 TDs on the year.