TCU's Anderson earns Earl Campbell Tyler Rose weekly honor

TCU running back Darius Anderson, right, break away from Oklahoma State defensive end Tralund Webber, left, and safety Za'Carrius Green to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.(AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)



TCU running back Darius Anderson, who helped lead his Horned Frogs to a big win over Oklahoma State on Saturday, has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the fourth week of the college football season, Cindy Smoak, vice president of SPORTyler, announced on Tuesday.

Anderson ran for a career-high 160 yards and three touchdowns, along with 41 receiving yards, in a 44-31 upset victory over sixth-ranked Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

His first touchdown of the game gave TCU the lead for good at 13-7, while his final score sealed the victory. He had scoring runs of 28, 6 and 42 yards. The 42-yard touchdown, on a third-and-4 with 2:37 on the clock in the fourth quarter, salted away the game after Oklahoma State cut the deficit to 37-31.

It was also TCU's longest run from scrimmage this season.

This is Anderson's second 100-yard game of the season and third of his career. He was also selected as the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.

Darius Anderson is a graduate of George Ranch High School in Rosenberg.

Previous weekly winners were:

Week 1 - J.K. Dobbins, running back, Ohio State

Week 2 - Baker Mayfield, quarterback, Oklahoma

Week 3 - Nic Shimonek, quarterback, Texas Tech


Honorable mention for Week 4:

J.T. Barrett, senior quarterback, Ohio State

Hometown: Wichita Falls

High School: Rider

Passing: 12 of 17 pass attempts for 209 yards, 5 touchdown passes

Rushing: 5 carries for 15 yards.

Ohio State defeated UNLV 54-21 on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio


Christian Kirk, junior wide receiver, Texas A&M

Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona

High School: Saguaro

Receiving: 5 catches for 110 yards, 2 TDs

Special Teams: 100-yard kickoff return for a TD

Texas A&M defeated Arkansas 50-43 in overtime on Saturday in Arlington


Denzel Mims, sophomore wide receiver, Baylor

Hometown: Daingerfield

High School: Daingerfield

Receiving: 11 catches for 192 yards, 3 TDs

Baylor lost to Oklahoma 49-41 on Saturday in Waco


James Proche, sophomore wide receiver, SMU

Hometown: Dallas

High School: DeSoto

Receiving: 3 catches for 131 yards, 2 TDs

SMU defeated Arkansas State 44-21 on Saturday in Dallas


Jalen Rhodes, junior running back, Texas-San Antonio

Hometown: Rowlett

High School: Rowlett

Rushing: 15 carries for 174 yards, 2 TDs

Receiving: 4 catches for 27 yards

UTSA defeated Texas State 44-14 on Saturday in San Marcos


Larry Rose III, senior running back, New Mexico State

Hometown: Fairfield

High School: Fairfield

Rushing: 17 carries for 144 yards, 2 TDs

Receiving: 4 catches for 40 yards, TD

New Mexico State defeated UTEP 41-14 on Saturday in Las Cruces, New Mexico


Zach Smith, sophomore quarterback, Baylor

Hometown: Grandview

High School: Grandview

Passing: 33 of 50 pass attempts for 463 yards, 4 TDs

Baylor lost to Oklahoma 49-41 on Saturday in Waco


Jeffery Wilson, senior running back, North Texas

Hometown: Elkhart

High School: Elkhart

Rushing: 26 carries for 211 yards, TD

Receiving: 1 catch for 7 yards

North Texas defeated Alabama-Birmingham 46-43 on Saturday in Denton


The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football with Texas ties 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 excellence.



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