Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray split honors at College Football Awards

On Thursday, OU's Kyler Murray was named The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year. Kyler Murray transferred to Oklahoma after his freshman season, sat out a season per transfer rules and then backed up Mayfield.

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa won the Maxwell Award on Thursday night. Tagovailoa won two player of the year awards, taking the Walter Camp and Maxwell awards.

Murray has led Oklahoma to a 12-1 record, a Big 12 championship and a berth in the College Football Playoff semifinals, where the Sooners will face Alabama in the Orange Bowl.

Murray won over Tagovailoa and Minshew for the O'Brien. It goes to the player of the year.

Murray received 39 first-place votes and a total of 145 points.

Alabama sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, one of three finalists for Saturday's Heisman Award, won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and the Maxwell Award for best all-around player during today's ESPN College Football Awards Show in Atlanta.

The Walter Camp victor has won the Heisman the last five seasons. Jackson won the Heisman that season.

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. 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). His 4,527 yards of total offense are more than 68 of the country's other 129 teams, including six squads that are ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll.

The Allen, Texas, product has completed 241 of 340 passes this year for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns to seven interceptions.

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