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12/09/18 - QB Kyler Murray claimed the Heisman Trophy, college football's most coveted award, on Saturday night in New York City after passing for more than 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns while accounting for nearly 5,000 total yards in leading the Sooners into the College Football Playoff this season. Murray received 2,167 total points and 517 first-place votes. Alabama sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa finished second with 1,871 points, the highest total for a runner-up, and 299 first-place votes. Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins was a distant third in the voting with 783 points. Murray follows Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield in taking home the award. Mayfield went on to become the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and is now the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns as a rookie. Not since Army's Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis in 1945-46 have two players from the same school officially won the prestigious honor in back-to-back years. USC won in 2004 and 2005 with Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush, but Bush's trophy was vacated.
Murray might have a chance to follow in Mayfield's footsteps, but he was selected in June as the ninth overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics and has said he plans to pursue a career in the sport next year. With one season of college football eligibility remaining, Murray could return to Oklahoma next season, but that appears to be a distant possibility. It's likely he'll either choose baseball or enter the NFL Draft.
12/04/18 - QB Kyler Murray was named a finalist for the 84th Heisman Trophy. The award for the most outstanding college football player will be presented Saturday (8 p.m. ET) in New York. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins were the other finalists.
Murray and Tagovailoa will meet again at the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29 when the fourth-ranked Sooners and No. 1 Crimson Tide square off in a College Football Playoff semifinal contest.
11/24/18 - No. 6 Oklahoma has been scoffed at for handing points and yards to opponents like presents, and it wasn't any different against No. 12 West Virginia. Yet a couple of defensive gems now have the Sooners playing for their fourth straight Big 12 championship. Oklahoma scored two defensive touchdowns to support another brilliant performance by Kyler Murray and the Sooners beat No. 12 West Virginia 59-56 Friday night to earn a spot in next week's title game. Oklahoma (11-1, 8-1, No. 6 CFP) survived a wild and mostly defenseless affair that featured 1,372 yards of offense to earn a rematch Dec. 1 in Arlington, Texas, against No. 11 Texas, which beat Kansas earlier Friday. "We'll certainly be excited to play those guys," Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said. "But, more than anything, one huge goal we set out was we want to be the only team ever to win four of these in a row."
Oklahoma also kept its College Football Playoff chances alive. The Sooners remain the only Big 12 team that West Virginia (8-3, 6-3, No. 13 CFP) hasn't beaten since the Mountaineers joined the league in 2012. Oklahoma players sang West Virginia's anthem, John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" on the way to the locker room after the game. "It was fun," Murray said. "There's no other way to describe it." Murray finished 20 of 27 for 364 yards and three touchdown passes and converted a late fourth down to seal a matchup of Heisman Trophy hopefuls. West Virginia's Will Grier threw for four touchdowns and a career-high 539 yards on 32 of 49 passing. But Grier lost two fumbles, both of which were returned for touchdowns. - AP College Football
11/20/18 - Three Big 12 football student-athletes have been named finalists for major national awards. Kyler Murray (Oklahoma), Tylan Wallace (Oklahoma State) and Will Grier (West Virginia) received recognition among college football's top performers. Wallace has been named one of three national finalists for the 2018 Biletnikoff Award. This prestigious award annually recognizes the most outstanding receiver in college football, regardless of position. Wallace leads the nation in 10-yard catches, yards per reception, 100-yard and 200-yard games.
Murray and Grier were named finalists for the 82nd Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year. Murray has completed 72 percent of his passes and rushed for 846 yards and 10 touchdowns while leading the Sooners to a 10-1 record and a No. 6 national ranking. Grier has passed for 3,325 yards and 33 touchdowns, leading the Mountaineers to a No. 12 national ranking. Murray is also in the running for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. The junior, who has amassed more than 4,000 total yards of offense, is OU's fourth straight Davey O'Brien finalist. The Biletnikoff, Maxwell and Davey O'Brien Awards will be announced live on the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, December 6, 2018. - Big 12 football
11/18/18 - Kyler Murray lifted Oklahoma - and boosted his Heisman Trophy campaign - with a big finish. The sixth-ranked Sooners used every bit of offense from Murray to overshadow a huge game from Kansas freshman running back Pooka Williams Jr. in Oklahoma's 55-40 victory Saturday night Murray accounted for two of his five touchdowns in the fourth quarter. "He's a special player," Kansas coach David Beaty said. "That Heisman needs to go to him." Oklahoma (10-1, 7-1 Big 12, No. 6 CFP) moved closer to a spot in the conference championship game in Murray's likely final home game. The Sooners earn a trip to the Big 12 title game for the second straight year by beating West Virginia on the road on Black Friday or if Kansas beats Texas. That came just days after Oklahoma began a campaign for the baseball first-round draft pick centered around a classic image of Bo Jackson in shoulder pads while holding a baseball bat. "I don't know whose idea it was, but I felt good about it," Murray said. "It was fun. It was a once-in-a-lifetime deal." - AP College Football