AP top player Murray adds O’Brien; Tua wins Camp

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray split top honors on a college football awards night that only has momentum building towards Saturday night's Heisman Trophy announcement.

Murray added the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback Thursday night at ESPN's College Football Award Show at the Hall of Fame in Atlanta. As a result, Murray is the fifth Sooner to take home the award, joining Sam Bradford (2008), White (2003, '04) and running back Billy Sims (1978). And only five Heisman winners have failed to win AP Player of the Year since the award started in 1998. Through 13 games, the sophomore has completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 3,353 yards and a school-record 37 touchdowns. He also has rushed for 892 yards and 11 TDs.

Behind Murray, the University of Oklahoma has the top rated offense in the country, averaging over 8 yard per play. Murray, who batted.296 with 10 home runs and 13 doubles in 50 games as the Sooners' center fielder, signed for almost $5 million, with the A's agreeing to let him return to school and play football this season. He had his school- and Big 12-record streak of eight games with at least three TD passes snapped in a win against Oklahoma State on November 10.

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Or will the Heisman go to Murray? Tagovailoa and Murray will be joined by Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins as finalists.

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

After winning the Big 12 title game over Texas, the Sooners are headed to the Orange Bowl to face Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal.

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