Louisville freshman QB Evan Conley was named ACC QB of the Week and Rookie of the Week after passing for 196 yards and 2 TDs and rushing for 79 yards and 1 TD.
Now, Conley is one of eight players honored on the Davey O’Brien Award Great 8 QBs of the Week list. Some of the other QBs on the list include Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts, and Joe Burrow, among others. Pretty good company for the true freshman QB.
Read more about this honor for Conley below.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Conley Named to the Davey O’Brien Award Great Eight Players of the Week
Freshman quarterback accounted for 275 yards and three scores versus Wake Forest
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville quarterback Evan Conley was named to the Davey O’Brien Award Great Eight on Monday afternoon after his performance in the Cardinals’ 62-59 win over Wake Forest.
A true freshman, Conley came off the bench and helped the Cardinals stop a 10-game losing streak to nationally ranked opponents. The native of Marietta, Ga., accounted for 275 yards of total offense and three scores on Saturday night to help the secure their second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference win.
The 6-foot-2 signal caller completed 12-of-18 passes for a career high 196 yards and two touchdowns. He connected with Dez Fitzpatrick on two touchdown throws of 15 and 55 yards.
Conley also ended the game as the team’s leading rusher with seven carries for a career best 79 yards and one score. With the Cardinals clinging to a 55-52 lead, Conley iced the game with a 41-yard touchdown run on a 4th-and-1 play with a little over two minutes remaining.
The Cardinals will face their second nationally ranked team when No. 2 Clemson visits Cardinal Stadium Saturday at noon. The game will be televised on ABC.
Davey O’Brien Award Great 8: Week 7
Jack Abraham, Southern Miss
Joe Burrow, LSU
Evan Conley, Louisville
Jayden Daniels, Arizona State
Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
Patrick O’Brien, Colorado State
Jack Plummer, Purdue
Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama