By Cody Soto
Senior quarterback Bryce Petty has been named as a finalist for The Manning Award for the second straight year, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced Wednesday afternoon.
Petty is competing among 11 other quarterbacks for the award, and he is the second Big 12 player to be on the list with TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin.
The award takes into account the player’s performance in his respective bowl game, and the winner of the award will be announced on Jan. 14 after the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship game. The award is in honor of Archie, Eli and Peyton Manning.
The Midlothian, Texas native has posted a 59.3 pass efficiency for 2,893 yards and 25 touchdowns in 10 games played this season. Petty has also rushed for 131 yards for four scores, including a season-high 21-yard run against Oklahoma State on Nov. 22.
Petty and the Bears will play in their second Big 12 championship game on Saturday against Kansas State.