Walter Camp Award Winners Put up Big Numbers
By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray had one of the best defensive games ever. The 6-2, 238 pounder from Missouri City, Texas sophomore set a school record with 28 tackles and helped lead the Sooners to a 28-21 overtime win against Army.
His play helped him earn the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week award.
Murray ‘s teammate Curtis Bolden also surpassed the 20 tackle mark with 23 stops. Murray and Bolden became just the second pair to have 20 plus tackles in a game. In 1974 Dewey Selmon (22) and Rod Shoate (20) helped with a 16-13 win over Texas.
Blake Larussa of Old Dominion earned the Offensive POW award after completing 30 of 49 for 495 yards in leading the Monarchs to a 49-35 upset win over (15th ranked Va. Tech. Larussa is the first ODU player to earn the award.
This is the 15 year The Walter Camp Foundation is recognizing an Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week during the Regular season. Recipients are selected by national media Members.