Oklahoma’s Hurts, and Florida’s Greenard-Earn Walter Camp Awards
By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts led 10th ranked Oklahoma Sooners to come-from-behind 34-31 victory over 12th ranked Baylor. The Sooners (9-1, 6-1 in Big 12) trailed 28-3 in the first half before outscoring the Bears 24-0 in the second half. For his efforts he earned the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week
After a rocky start, Hurts passed for 297 yards (30-of-42) and four touchdowns and added 114 yards rushing. The senior from Houston is the second Oklahoma player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors this season (WR Cee Dee Lamb, Oct. 13) and he is the tenth Sooner to earn the honor since 2004.
On the defensive side Jonathan Greenard of the U. of Florida posted a team-high six tackles, including five for losses, and two quarterback sacks as 11th ranked Florida defeated Missouri, 23-6. Greenard, also added one quarterback hurry in the victory, he led a Gators’ defensive unit that held the Tigers to just 256 yards of total offense.
The Hirim, Georgia native is the 10th Florida player to earn Walter Camp National Player of The Week honors since 2004.
The Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN, for games ending November 16.
About the Award: This is the 16th year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.