Oklahoma Sooners’ Caleb Williams named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

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It was a captivating performance from true freshman quarterback Caleb Williams against the TCU Horned Frogs. In the first start of his Oklahoma Sooners career, Williams led the Sooners to a 52-31 win over the Horned Frogs to help the Sooners improve their record to 7-0.

For his efforts, Williams was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week a week after being named the Big 12’s Newcomer of the week for his performance against the Texas Longhorns.

In the win, Caleb Williams was electric going 18 of 23 for 295 yards and four touchdowns. He also added 66 yards rushing and a touchdown. Per SoonerSports.com, Williams’ yardage and touchdown totals were records for a true freshman quarterback helping the Oklahoma Sooners to a season-high 9.1 yards per play on offense.

Williams challenged the TCU secondary all night, connecting on 3 of 6 passes plays greater than 20 yards down the field. Oklahoma receivers drew pass interference calls on three of his downfield attempts.

Per SoonerSports.com, Williams is the fourth Oklahoma Sooners true freshman to win a Big 12 Offensive or Defensive Player of the Week award. The others were Adrian Peterson, who won it three times in 2004, Samaje Perine, who also won it three times in 2014, and Marvin Mims in 2020.

Caleb Williams and the Oklahoma Sooners go on the road to face the Kansas Jayhawks this Saturday in Lawernce, Kansas.

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