FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 22, 2015) – After being an honorable mention selection the first two weeks of the year, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield has been voted the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week for week three, the Davey O’Brien Foundation has announced.
In a 52-38 win over Tulsa on Saturday, Mayfield accounted for a school-record 572 total yards (487 passing, 85 rushing). The native of Austin, Texas, was 32-for-38 passing en route to his career-high yardage total. He also rushed for a career-best 85 yards on 13 carries.
Mayfield, a junior, matched the Oklahoma single-game record with six touchdowns (four passing, two rushing). His 487 passing yards are the second most in a single game in the FBS this season.
Through three weeks, Mayfield leads the nation in points responsible for (84). In addition, he ranks second in touchdown passes (10) and total offense (400.3). He also is listed among the nation’s leaders in passing yards (5th, 1,062) and passing efficiency (11th, 174.7).
Mayfield is the first winner from the Big 12 Conference this year, but the fifth winner from the league in the last 10 weeks dating back to 2014.
All 128 FBS quarterbacks are eligible for the weekly honor, which is determined by a subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee. Honorable mention quarterbacks in week three included: Trevone Boykin (TCU), Brandon Doughty (Western Kentucky), Jared Goff (California), Jerrod Heard (Texas), Kevin Hogan (Stanford), Chad Kelly (Ole Miss), Greyson Lambert (Georgia) and Nate Sudfeld (Indiana).
The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award winner will be announced on Dec. 10 during ESPN’s The Home Depot College Football Awards. The winner is not required to have won a weekly award during the season. A list of 16 semifinalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 2, while the three finalists will be named on Nov. 24.
2015 Week-by-Week Winners:
Sept. 9 – Josh Rosen (UCLA)
Sept. 15 – Matt Johnson (Bowling Green)
Sept. 22 – Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)
Week 3 Honorable Mention:
Trevone Boykin (TCU) – 504 yards of total offense and 6 touchdowns (5 pass, 1 rush) vs. SMU; had his fourth career 400-yard passing game.
Brandon Doughty (Western Kentucky) – Threw for 484 yards and 3 TDs (35 of 46) in a 38-35 loss to Indiana; Has a TD pass in 17 straight games.
Jared Goff (California) – 27-for-37 for 268 yards and 3 touchdowns in 45-44 win at Texas; Became school’s career passing yardage leader (8,379).
Jerrod Heard (Texas) – Had a school-record 527 yards of total offense (163 yards rushing and 3 TDs, 364 yards passing) in 45-44 loss to Cal.
Kevin Hogan (Stanford) – Led Cardinal to 41-31 upset over No. 6 USC by completing 18 of 23 passes for 279 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions.
Chad Kelly (Ole Miss) – Was 18 of 33 for 346 yards and 3 TDs and ran for 21 yards and a score in a 43-37 win at No. 2 Alabama.
Greyson Lambert (Georgia) – Set NCAA record for completion percentage (24 of 25, .960) and had 330 yards passing and 3 TDs in 52-20 win over South Carolina.
Nate Sudfeld (Indiana) – Connected on 20 of 27 passes for 355 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 38-35 victory over Western Kentucky.