McNutt named award finalist for Indiana performance

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 02, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa wide receiver Marvin McNutt was named a finalist for the FRS Receiving Performance of the Year award on Tuesday for his performance in Iowa's Homecoming win over Indiana two weeks ago.

The senior caught six passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns in the 45-24 win. The first of those scoring grabs — an 80-yard scamper down the sideline after shimmying away from four Hoosier defenders — pushed McNutt ahead of Tim Dwight and Danan Hughes to become Iowa's all-time leader in touchdown receptions. The old mark was 21; McNutt now has 25.

The award for which the St. Louis native is now a finalist is a four-month competition in which fans vote on individual performances week by week. McNutt advances to the finals with his win; voting will open on Jan. 16 and run through Jan. 22 on the award's Facebook page. The winner will be announced on Feb. 3.

McNutt is Iowa's leading receiver thus far this season, with 48 catches for 858 yards and nine touchdowns. His 107.2 yards per game is the second-most in the Big Ten, and his nine scores are the most of any conference wide receiver.

— by Seth Roberts

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