D'Eriq King Named Manning Award Star of the Week


UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON — Houston quarterback D'Eriq King has been named a Manning Award Star of the Week for his performance in Houston's 49-36 win at Navy, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced Monday.

King threw for 413 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for a team-best 56 yards and one score as Houston handed Navy its worst regular-season home loss since 2011.

The 400-yard effort was King's second of the season as he spread his touchdowns out to three different receivers while helping three different receivers each eclipse the 100-yard mark, the first time since 2008 Houston had three different 100-yard receivers in a game.

After seven games, no other player in the nation has been responsible for more points than King. The junior leads the nation with 194 points responsible for, ranking fifth nationally with 23 passing touchdowns and eighth nationally with nine rushing touchdowns.

Houston now has five weekly honors in The American this season as King earned an honor for the second time this season after doing so on Sept. 10 following Houston's win over Arizona.

Defensive tackle Ed Oliver also has two weekly honors, Sept. 3 after the UH win over Rice and Oct. 15, after Houston's win at ECU.