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OU football: Murray tabbed as Maxwell Award Player of the Week, Heisman odds increase

OU football: Murray tabbed as Maxwell Award Player of the Week, Heisman odds increase

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) carries the ball in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida Atlantic in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

NORMAN – Winning national weekly awards has become a common theme among Oklahoma quarterbacks.

On Tuesday, Kyler Murray was named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for his performance against Iowa State. It’s the second straight week the redshirt junior signal caller has earned national recognition.

Murray completed 21-of-29 passes for 348 yards while throwing for three scores. He also led the Sooners (3-0 overall, 1-0 Big 12) with 77 rushing yards. Last week, Murray received Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Through three games, Murray has thrown for 863 yards with eight touchdowns. He also leads the Sooners in rushing, accumulating 169 rushing yards with two scores.

Murray’s recent performance has also boosted his Heisman Trophy odds. Murray is ahead of Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and West Virginia’s Will Grier on ESPN’s Heisman Watch, which was released Tuesday.

He has 9/2 odds to win the Heisman Trophy, according to Westgate.

The Sooners are back in action Saturday when Army comes to Norman for a 6 p.m. kickoff.

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Cameron Jourdan has covered Oklahoma State athletics since January 2017. He has written for The Oklahoman, The Tuscaloosa News and the Stillwater News Press, among others. Follow Cameron on Twitter: @Cam_Jourdan

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