Kyler Murray had a career performance on Saturday in Oklahoma’s 49-21 victory over UCLA, and on Sunday he was named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.
The redshirt junior, who took over the starting role at quarterback this season from the departed Baker Mayfield, the best quarterback in college football last season, accounted for five of Oklahoma’s seven touchdowns in the win over UCLA. Murray completed 19 of 33 passes for 306 yards, the first 300-yard passing performance in his career. He also motored for a team-high 69 yards on the ground.
Murray threw for three touchdowns and rushed for two more, making him the third Sooner quarterback in the last 18 seasons to accomplish that feat.
In the Sooners’ first two games this season, Murray has completed 63.6 percent of his passes for a total of 515 passing yards, 92 rushing yards and seven combined touchdowns.
The former transfer from Texas A&M is the seventh Oklahoma player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004 and the third quarterback. Sam Bradford is a previous winner, and Mayfield was so honored last season. Mayfield was the Walter Camp National Player of the Year last season as well as capturing the highly coveted Heisman Trophy.
Murray is the second Big 12 quarterback to win the Walter Camp award in successive weeks. West Virginia QB Will Grier was the National Offensive Player of the Week for the opening week of the 2018 season.
The Walter Camp Foundation has sponsored the weekly National Player of the Week awards (one for offense and one for defense) for the past 14 seasons.
Arizona State freshman linebacker Merlin Robertson was named the National Defensive Player of the Week.