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Cook Tabbed As Manning Award Star of the Week

Cook running vs. K-State - 2023

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri signal-caller Brady Cook was named as one of the Manning Award’s eight stars of the week Monday and is in the pool to be named Manning Award Quarterback of the Week. 

Cook helped lead a come-from-behind, 30-27 win over No. 15 Kansas State at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field which saw the Tigers score 13 fourth-quarter points. 

He finished 23-of-35 for a career-high 356 yards and two touchdowns, his first career 300-yard game. He also picked up his 10th career rushing score, third of 2023 and the first rushing score allowed by K-State this season. 

Cook broke Chase Daniels’ program record for consecutive passes without an interception with a mark of 281 attempts, surpassing Daniels’ 254 set from Nov. 4, 2006, to Sept. 15, 2007. Cook became the ninth player in Mizzou history to eclipse 20 passing and 10 rushing touchdowns over a career, becoming the first quarterback to reach both marks since James Franklin (2010-13).

College football fans can follow the Manning Award on social media (@ManningAward) to vote for what they think was the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 9 a.m. CT, the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week. 


The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting. Since the Manning Award started recognizing Stars of the Week in 2011, 491 different quarterbacks from 132 schools have been recognized. 

The Tigers (3-0) return to action on Saturday, Sept. 23 taking on Memphis in the Mizzou to the Lou Classic in St. Louis. Kickoff from The Dome at America’s Center will take place at 6:30 p.m. CT and air on ESPNU and the Tiger Radio Network. 

It will be Missouri’s first football game in St. Louis since 2010. Tickets for next week’s game are available for purchase online

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