OU quarterback Baker Mayfield awarded Earl Campbell Player of the week distinction

Published on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:23 - Written by Courtesy of Visit Tyler, Sport Tyler

Oklahoma quarterback, Baker Mayfield was named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the second week of the college football season.

Mayfield led the Sooners to a 31-16 win at No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday, a game that marked the Buckeyes’ largest margin of defeat at home since 1999. It was also OU’s second road victory over a top-two AP opponent in non-conference play. The other came in 1963 in Bud Wilkinson’s last year as Sooners head coach. 

Mayfield completed 27 of 35 pass attempts, including each of his final 14, for 386 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. OU’s 386 passing yards were the most allowed by Ohio State at home since 1985 and marked Mayfield’s career high against an AP top-25 opponent. 

Mayfield directed OU to a 490-yard night, the most yards surrendered by Ohio State in 34 games and most allowed in Columbus in five seasons. He led the Sooners into Ohio State territory on nine of the 10 possessions that began on OU’s side of the field. 

The win gives first-year Head Coach Lincoln Riley an early signature victory.

Baker Mayfield is a graduate of Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 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.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college. 

WEEK 2 HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Ben Hicks, QB, SMU 

Junior 

Waco, TX (Midway HS) 

20/39 - 312 yards, 4 TD, INT 

W 54-32 at North Texas 

 

Jalen Hurts, QB, Alabama

Sophomore 

Channelview, TX (Channelview HS) 

14/18 - 128 yards, TD | 10 carries - 154 yards, 2 TD 

W 41-10 vs. Fresno State 

 

Kent Myers, QB, Utah State 

Senior 

Rowlett, TX (Sachse HS) 

24/26 - 323 yards, 2 TD, INT | 8 carries - 85 yards, 2 TD 

W 51-13 vs. Idaho State 

 

Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU 

Junior 

Brenham, TX (Brenham HS) 

8 catches - 163 yards, 4 TD 

W 54-32 vs. North Texas 

 

Lexington Thomas, RB, UNLV 

Junior 

Houston, TX (Davis HS) 

17 carries - 190 yards, 3 TD 

W 44-16 vs. Idaho 

 

Chris Warren, III, RB, Texas

Junior 

Rockwall, TX (Rockwall HS) 

16 carries - 166 yards, 2 TD | 23 yards receiving 

W 56-0 vs. San Jose State