Oct. 10, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Sophomore quarterback Jaquez Johnson, Conference USA Player of the Week and nominee for the Manning Award, has also earned Florida Atlantic University's student-athlete of the week honors after his performance during the Owls 37-23 victory over UAB on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Johnson completed 23 of 36 passes for 299 yards, and two touchdowns at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. Johnson also rushed for a career-high 105 yards and one rushing touchdown as FAU scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. In all, he accounted for 404 of the team’s 579 total yards and three touchdowns.
As one of eight college quarterbacks nominated for this week’s Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, Johnson is highlighted on the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page where fan vote will determine the weekly winner. Voting closes on Thursday, Oct. 10 Johnson was also named Conference USA Player of the Week by College Sports Madness, an award received by the players that made the greatest impact to their team each week.
The Owls will host the Marshall University Thundering Herd in the team’s second home game this season on Saturday, Oct.10 at 5:05 p.m. at the FAU Stadium. The conference match up will be available for fans to watch on Fox College Sports. Radio broadcast will be on ESPN 106.3 and live stats will be available on www.fausports.com.