Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray wins Davey O'Brien Award

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa carries the ball against The Citadel Nov. 17 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. It will be given out Saturday night in New York City.

On Thursday, OU's Kyler Murray was named The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year. The other finalists for the Walter Camp were Murray, Minshew, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen.

Murray and Tagovailoa will then face each other in the College Football Playoff, when No. 1 Alabama plays No. 4 Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl semifinal on December 29. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. was third. The last Maxwell/Davey O'Brien split among quarterbacks came in 2016 when Lamar Jackson won the Maxwell Award and Deshaun Watson won the Davey O'Brien Award.

Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on 56 ballots submitted by AP college football poll voters and announced Thursday. If Haskins wins for Ohio State, the university will surpass Notre Dame as the program to have produced the most Heisman winners.




Murray is the first FBS player to enter bowl season averaging at least 300.0 passing yards (311.8) and at least 60.0 rushing yards (68.6) per game.

Murray will look to become OU's seventh Heisman victor and second straight (Mayfield).

The Sooners now have five winners have the Davey O'Brien Award, the most of any school. He has also rushed for 892 yards and another 11 scores.

Murray was Mayfield's backup last season and won the starter's job in preseason practice. Through 13 games, the sophomore has completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 3,353 yards and a school-record 37 touchdowns.

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