NEW ORLENAS, Louisiana -- The Allstate Sugar Bowl released the Manning Award Watch List Monday, with OU's Landry Jones, OSU's Brandon Weeden and Tulsa's G.J. Kinne all making the list of the 31 top quarterbacks in the nation.
In 2010 Jones finished second in the nation in passing yards with 4,718 yards, while completing 65.6 percent of his passes. The Sooners' signal caller also tossed 38 touchdown passes, while throwing just 12 interceptions on the season.
One spot behind was Weeden, who amassed 4,227 yards, 34 touchdowns and 13 interceptions on a 342-of-511 passing performance. His record-breaking 2010 totals were good enough for a first-team All-Big 12 selection.
Kinne came in just outside of the top 10 with 3,650 passing yards and 31 touchdowns, while adding 561 yards and 7 scores on the ground and was named the Conference-USA Offensive Player of the Year.
The winner will be announced after the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the BCS National Championship in January, with the winner being honored at a dinner in New Orleans, La.
2011 Manning Award Watch List
Matt Barkley, JR, USC
Tyler Bray, SO, Tennessee
Alex Carder, JR, Western Michigan
Zach Collaros, SR, Cincinnati
Kirk Cousins, SR, Michigan State
Austin Davis, SR, Southern Miss
Dominique Davis, SR, East Carolina
Nick Foles, JR, Arizona
Robert Griffin III, JR, Baylor
Chandler Harnish, SR, Northern Illinois
Landry Jones, JR, Oklahoma
Case Keenum, SR, Houston
G.J. Kinne, JR, Tulsa
Ryan Lindley, SR, San Diego State
Andrew Luck, JR, Stanford
Taylor Martinez, SO, Nebraska
Bryant Moniz, SR, Hawaii
Kellen Moore, SR, Boise State
Aaron Murray, SO, Georgia
Danny O'Brien, SO, Maryland
Kyle Padron, JR, SMU
Dan Persa, SR, Northwestern
Chris Relf, SR, Mississippi State
Corey Robinson, SO, Troy
Denard Robinson, JR, Michigan
Geno Smith, JR, West Virginia
Tino Sunseri, JR, Pittsburgh
Ryan Tannehill, SR, Texas A&M
Darren Thomas, JR, Oregon
Brandon Weeden, SR, Oklahoma State
Jordan Wynn, JR, Utah