Murray Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
NORMAN — One day after being 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, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week. The announcement was made Monday morning by the league office.
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 with 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.
The Big 12 Player of the Week award is already OU's second of the season. Redshirt senior linebacker Curtis Bolton was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week following the Sooners' 63-14 season-opening win over Florida Atlantic.
The No. 5/5 Sooners, who own a nation-best 16-game road winning streak, open Big 12 play Saturday at Iowa State. OU has won 23 straight games against the Cyclones in Ames.