SMU QB named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week
Tyler, Texas (Tyler Chamber/SPORTyler) — SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert has been selected as The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the ninth week of the college football season.
The American Athletic Conference quarterback had a career-high and SMU-record 538 passing yards, 37 completions on 53 attempts with four touchdowns. Gilbert also ran for 97 additional yards and two touchdowns as SMU rallied for a 59-49 win over Temple. His school-record 635 yards of total offense were the seventh-most in a game in NCAA history with 500 yards passing and 100 yards rushing in a game. Gilbert’s six touchdowns were critical as SMU rallied from a 21-point deficit, the second-largest comeback in school history. Behind Gilbert, SMU rolled up 728 yards of total offense, almost 100 yards better than the previous school record (636 yards vs. TCU 9/28/1985).
Gilbert is a graduate of Lake Travis High School, Austin, Texas.
Week 9 Honorable Mentions:
KEENAN HOLMAN, RB, SMU - Sophomore, Beaumont, TX (Central HS)
10 carries - 209 yards, 3 TD
W, 59-49 vs. Temple
JOHNNY MANZIEL, QB, TEXAS A&M - Sophomore, Kerrville, TX (Tivy HS)
25/35 - 305 yards, 4 TD, INT
W, 56-24 vs. Vanderbilt
BRYCE PETTY, QB, BAYLOR - Junior, Midlothian, TX (Midlothian HS)
20/32 - 430 yards, 3 TD. Also a rushing TD.
W, 59-14 @ Kansas
DESMOND ROLAND, RB, OKLAHOMA STATE - Junior, Dallas, TX (Lake Highlands HS)
26 carries - 219 yards, 4 TD
W, 58-27 @ Iowa State
JORDAN TAYLOR, WR, RICE - Junior, Denison, TX (Denison HS)
4 catches - 185 yards, 3 TD
W, 45-7 vs. UTEP
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THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD:
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.
In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.
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