Back-to-Back: Oklahoma State’s Gordon picks up honor

For the second consecutive week, Oklahoma State runing back Ollie Gordon II has earned The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week.

He earned the honor for the eighth week of the college football season, Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler Executive Director, announced on Tuesday.

Gordon rushed for a career-high 282 yards and scored four touchdowns on 29 carries to lead Oklahoma State to a 48-34 victory over West Virginia. Gordon now has four straight 100-yard rushing performances and he surpassed his single-game high of 168 yards set a week ago in 39-32 win over Kansas.

Gordon has eight rushing touchdowns on the season and 10 in his career.

The Fort Worth native is a graduate of Euless Trinity High School.

The Cowboys return to play on Saturday, hosting Cincinnati at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. (ESPN2).

Gordon joins previously winners — Week 1: Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders; and Week 2: Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers; Week 3: Liberty quarterback Kaidon Salter; Week 4: Washington State quarterback Cameron Ward; Week 5: Texas running back Jonathan Brooks;Week 6: UAB quarterback Jacob Zeno; and Week 7: Oklahoma State running back Ollie Gordon II.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which is named after 1977 Heisman Trophy winner, Texas Longhorn Legend and Tyler native Earl Campbell, is given annually to the top offensive player in Division I who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Campbell — integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity.

In addition, it is limited to players who were born in the state of Texas, attended a high school in Texas or attended a Texas junior college or university.

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Honorable Mention Week 8

Nic Anderson, redshirt freshman wide receiver, Oklahoma

Hometown: Katy; High School: Katy; Receiving: 5 catches, 105 yards, 2 TDs; Oklahoma defeated UCF, 31-29, in Norman, Oklahoma.

Dean Connors, junior running back, Rice

Hometown: Kamuela, Hawaii; High School: Murrieta Valley (California); Rushing: 9 carries, 120 yards, 3 TDs; Rice defeated Tulsa, 42-10, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

JT Daniels, graduate student quarterback, Rice

Hometown: Irvine, California; High School: Mater Dei; Passing: 24 of 37 passing attempts, 342 yards, 2 TDs; Rushing: 8-yard TD; Rice defeated Tulsa, 42-10, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Andrew Henry, redshirt senior running back, New Mexico

Hometown: Dallas; High School: Allen; Rushing: 13 carries, 112 yards, TD; Receiving: 3 catches, 27 yards; New Mexico defeated Hawaii, 42-21, in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jordan Hudson, sophomore wide receiver, SMU

Hometown: Garland; High School: Garland; Receiving: 6 catches, 82 yards, 2 TDs; SMU defeated Temple, 55-0, in Philadelphia.

Ja’Quinden Jackson, sophomore running back, Utah

Hometown: Dallas; High School: Duncanville; Rushing: 26 carries, 117 yards; Utah defeated USC, 34-32, in Los Angeles.

Jase McClellan, senior running back, Alabama

Hometown: Aledo; High School: Aledo; Rushing: 27 carries, 115 yards, TD; Receiving: 1 catch, 6 yards; Alabama defeated Tennessee, 34-20, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Kaidon Salter, sophomore quarterback, Liberty

Hometown: Cedar Hill; High School: Cedar Hill; Passing: 12 of 20 passing attempts, 140 yards, 2 TDs, INT; Rushing: 16 carries, 160 yards; Liberty defeated Middle Tennessee, 42-35, in Lynchburg, Virginia

Preston Stone, sophomore quarterback, SMU

Hometown: Dallas; High School: Parish Episcopal; Passing: 23 of 36 passing attempts, 300 yards, 2 TDs; Rushing: 5 carries, 25 yards, TD SMU defeated Temple, 55-0, in Philadelphia.

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