TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts was named the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week as well as the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week for his performance in the Crimson Tide’s 51-3 win over Mississippi State last Saturday.
Hurts accounted for 447 yards of total offense, throwing for a career-high 347 yards while rushing for 100 yards on his way to becoming the only quarterback in Crimson Tide history to rush for 100-plus yards while passing for 300-plus yards.
Hurts accounted for 5 touchdowns, throwing for 4 scores and rushing for one, to tie the school record for total touchdowns in a game. The Channelview, Texas, native finished 28-of-37 with 4 touchdowns and 1 interception and rushed 11 times for 100 yards and 1 touchdown.
Hurts’ performance against Mississippi State was the fourth time this season that he has rushed for 100 or more yards while passing for at least 100 yards in the same contest. His 447 yards of total offense against the Bulldogs is the third-highest single-game total in school history, while his 4 touchdown passes finished one shy of the Alabama single-game record of five set by Gary Hollingsworth at Ole Miss on Oct. 7, 1969. Hurts’ 5 total scores also tied the Alabama record for total touchdowns in a game.
The pair of national honors are his second and third this week. Hurts was also selected as the Southeastern Conference’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Monday morning.