Murray Named National Player of the Week

Mike Houck
By Mike Houck
Assistant A.D. / Strategic Communications

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has been named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in OU's 49-21 win over UCLA on Saturday.

Murray, a redshirt junior from Allen, Texas, accounted for five touchdowns as the Sooners registered their 31st consecutive win against an unranked non-conference opponent. He was 19-for-33 through the air for 306 yards and three TDs and rushed 10 times for 69 yards and a pair of scores.

The game marked the first since OU's 2014 contest at Iowa State (Trevor Knight, 146) that a quarterback led the Sooners in rushing yards. Murray became just the third Sooner since 1996 (the start of the Big 12 era) to throw for over 300 yards and rush for at least 65 yards, joining Knight and Baker Mayfield.

Murray is the seventh Oklahoma player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the third quarterback. Sam Bradford earned the honor on Sept. 9, 2007, and Baker Mayfield on Nov. 5, 2017. Mayfield was last year's Walter Camp National Player of the Year.