OU's Jalen Hurts named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week along with Maxwell Award

Texarkana area Sooner fans are lovin' Oklahoma senior quarterback Jalen Hurts.

And he has been named the Big 12 Offensive Player and Newcomer of the Week and the Maxwell Award Player of the Week after accounting for 508 yards and six touchdowns in the Sooners' 49-31 win over Houston on Sunday.

Hurts was 20 for 23 through the air for 332 yards and three touchdowns while running 16 times for a career-high 176 yards (11.0 average) and three more scores. His 508 yards of total offense were 112 more than the previous school record for a debut, held by Baker Mayfield (396 against Akron in 2015). The total offense figure represented the fifth-highest total by an OU player in any game and the second-highest by a Sooner in Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (Mayfield had 572 against Tulsa in 2015).

Hurts became the first Sooner to ever throw for at least 300 yards and rush for at least 150 in a game, and is the only player in Big 12 history to throw for at least 300 and rush for at least 150 while completing at least 80 percent of his passes.

Hurts' 251.3 passing efficiency rating was the third best in school history among quarterbacks who attempted at least 23 passes in a game. His 176 rushing yards were the second-most by an OU quarterback (Thomas Lott ran for 195 yards against Kansas State in 1976).

No. 4/4 Oklahoma (1-0) plays host to South Dakota (0-1) on Saturday at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The game will start at 6 p.m. and be televised on a pay-per-view basis.