Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato was added to the Manning Award watch list, honoring his achievements during the first half of the season. He was among 10 quarterbacks added to the list.
Cato leads the nation in completions (218) and passing yards (2,311), ranks third in total offense (2,351) and is tied for fifth with touchdown passes (18). He also leads Conference USA in passer efficiency rating (147.3).
The Manning Award, created by the Sugar Bowl, honors Archie Manning and sons Peyton and Eli. It is billed as the only QB award that includes bowl performances in its balloting.