PHILADELPHIA – For the second consecutive week, the College Football Performance Awards honored junior PK/P Brandon McManus
(Hatfield, Pa.) and senior TE Evan Rodriguez
(North Bergen, N.J.) with Honorable Mention national player of the week accolades on Sunday.
Named the Honorable Mention kickoff specialist, McManus put Temple on the scoreboard in Wednesday's 24-21 win over Miami [OH] on the opening drive with a 32-yard field goal. He also had three points after touchdown to extend his consecutive streak to 36 makes. McManus also kicked off five times for 350 yards, averaging a career-high 70.0 yards per kickoff. He also punted six times for 249 yards (41.5 average), three of which landed inside the 20, also a career best.
On the career charts, McManus is No. 2 in field goals (41), needing five FGs to tie Bill Wright (46, 1985-88). He is also No. 3 in career points scored with 235, behind all-time leader RB Bernard Pierce
(276) and Paul Palmer (264, 1983-86).
In this week's national statistics, McManus is No. 5 in punting (46.15).
This is McManus' sixth weekly honor from the CFP this season.
Named the Honorable tight end, Rodriguez led the Owls with a career-high six receptions for 74 yards against Miami.
In 10 games, Rodriguez leads the receiving corps with 30 receptions for 385 yards and two touchdowns.
A Mackey Award candidate, this is Rodriguez' third weekly honor from CFP.
Temple (6-4, 4-3 MAC) hosts Army (3-7) on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field. The game will be televised by espn3.com.