Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace has been named the winner of the Conerly Trophy, which goes to Mississippi’s top college football player.
Wallace completed 63.4 percent of his pass attempts for 2,843 yards, 19 touchdowns, 15 interceptions this season.
Some voted early, but I held my vote waiting to see the head-t0-head results of the Egg Bowl with Wallace against MSU cornerback Johnthan Banks.
Clearly Wallace had the edge. He threw two picks, neither by Banks, but also threw five touchdown passes, and Ole Miss receiver Donte Moncrief had a career night.
Wallace came a long way to win the award. He didn’t join the program until January, had a couple of off-field incidents and had to survive a close competition with Barry Brunetti before locking down the job.
He is the first Conerly winner for Ole Miss since Patrick Willis in 2006.