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Buechele Named To Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Top 15

Postby PonyPride » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:45 pm

From SMUMustangs.com:

Buechele Named To Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Top 15

BALTIMORE, Md. (SMU) – Shane Buechele was named to the nation's Top 15 for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which is presented annually to the top upperclassman quarterback set to graduate with their class.

Buechele leads the nation in passing yards (2,781), is eighth in passing touchdowns (21), 10th in passing yards per game (309.0) and points responsible for (132) and 14th in total offense (320.7).

He has multiple TDs in 17 of the last 21 games and 55 career TDs at SMU (2nd), with 85 overall, and adds 13 career 300-yard games (11 at SMU), including six this season.

Among FBS active leaders, Buechele ranks first in completions (917) and passing yards (11,346), second in passing TDs (85) and total offense (11,814) and fourth in total TDs (92).

In the Mustangs' win over Temple, Buechele threw for 355 yards and four TDs, giving him his fifth career game with 4+ TDs.

He registered a career-high 474 passing yards off 32 completions and added three TDs in the victory over then-No. 25 Memphis on Oct. 3 to earn Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Week and AAC Offensive Player of the Week honors, Honorable Mention accolades from the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award and a Manning Award Star of the Week nod. His 474 passing yards were the third most in a game at SMU, while his career-best 501 yards of total offense were second for a Mustang.

Buechele threw for 367 yards and one TD in the season opener against Texas State, and went on to earn National POTW honors from the CFPA for his week two performance at UNT, throwing for 344 yards and four TDs, while also adding 29 yards on the ground and a rushing TD.

Buechele is a member of the Maxwell, Manning, Davey O'Brien, CFPA, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, and Wuerffel Trophy Watch Lists and is also a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award.

The semifinalists, finalists, and award recipient are selected by the distinguished Golden Arm Award Selection Committee, a group of prominent football journalists, former coaches and players, general managers, commentators, announcers, and other former award recipients.

Golden Arm Award Season Timeline
November 23, 2020
Golden Arm Award Selection Committee to determine Top 10
December 7, 2020
Golden Arm Award Selection Committee to determine Top 5
December 19, 2020
Conference Championship Games
December 21, 2020
2020 Golden Arm Award Winner announcement
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