Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week on Wednesday for his performance against the West Virginia Mountaineers last Friday.
In that game, Murray connected on 20 passes, for 364 yards and three touchdowns. while also running for 114 yards and a score in the Sooners to a 59-56 win over No. 12 West Virginia. Oklahoma’s junior quarterback averaged 13.5 yards per attempt and 18.2 yards per completion, along with an average of 12.7 yards per rush, thanks in part to a 55-yard TD run on OU’s opening possession.
Murray is the only player to ever average at least 300 passing yards and at least 60 rushing yards through college football’s regular season. Even more impressive, no Oklahoma quarterback had ever rushed for 100 yards or more and passed for 300 yards or more in a single game before this season. Murray has now done it twice.
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.