Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray split honors at College Football Awards

Murray Wins Davey O'Brien Award

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

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa carries the ball against The Citadel Nov. 17 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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.

Herbstreit will be in NY for the Heisman Trophy ceremony later tonight.

On Thursday, OU's Kyler Murray was named The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year. He joins Henry (2015) and McCarron (2013) as the only Crimson Tide players to win the Maxwell Award.

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.

Haskins, a third-year sophomore, stepped in after the departure of a four-year starter and smashed Ohio State and Big Ten passing records.

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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. Today, one of them will win the Heisman Trophy.

Murray was the most exciting player in college football this season and his success has many thinking he could reverse course and choose the NFL over the Major League Baseball. The last Walter Camp victor to miss out on the Heisman was Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.

The Sooners now have five winners have the Davey O'Brien Award, the most of any school. Murray has thrown for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns while rushing for over 800 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Behind Murray, the University of Oklahoma has the top rated offense in the country, averaging over 8 yard per play.

Murray was Mayfield's backup last season and won the starter's job in preseason practice. Murray now holds the Football Bowl Subdivision (Division 1) record for best passer efficiency rating in a season.

Murray didn't go home empty-handed either.

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