Perine Named Big 12 Offensive Player Of The Week

Monday, November 24th 2014, 12:04 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine has been named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week after he set the FBS single-game rushing yardage record with a 427-yard, five-touchdown performance in a 44-7 victory vs. Kansas.

The Pflugerville, Texas, native has rushed for 640 yards over the past two weeks, the best total in consecutive games in Oklahoma history. He's also scored eight rushing touchdowns over that two-game stretch. Perine has earned Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors three times this season after producing the only three 200-yard rushing efforts in the Big 12 Conference this season. In addition to a 213-yard, three-TD performance at Texas Tech, he had a 242-yard, four-touchdown performance at West Virginia. Only Billy Sims has produced more 200-yard games in a single season for the Sooners, registering four such games in 1978.

Perine has 1,428 rushing yards on the season, a figure that already ranks as the eighth-best seasonal mark in OU history with two games yet to play. The only freshman to post more rushing yards in a single campaign was Adrian Peterson, who set the FBS freshman mark with 1,915 yards in 2004. Perine's 19 rushing touchdowns are the most-ever by a Big 12 freshman and are only four shy of the Oklahoma single-season record of 23 established by Sims in 1978.

2014 Oklahoma Big 12 Players of the Week

Offense RB Samaje Perine at West Virginia (9/20)

Special Teams RB Alex Ross at West Virginia (9/20)

Defense CB Zack Sanchez vs. Texas (10/11)

Offense QB Trevor Knight at Iowa State (11/1)

Offense RB Samaje Perine at Texas Tech (11/15)

Offense RB Samaje Perine vs. Kansas (11/22)


Yards Player Team Opponent Date

1. 427 Samaje Perine Oklahoma Kansas 11/22/14

2. 408 Melvin Gordon Wisconsin Nebraska 11/15/14

3. 406 LaDanian Tomlinson TCU UTEP 11/20/99


446 Yards of total offense – Oklahoma record, ranks second in Big 12 history and fifth in FBS history

427 FBS single-game rushing record

222 Rushing yards in first half – Oklahoma record for any half

205 Rushing yards in second half – First FBS player with 200 rushing yards in both halves of a single game

30 Points – Tied with four others as second-best single-game total in Oklahoma history

5 Rushing TDs – Became only the fifth Oklahoma player with five or more in a single game


Yards Player Opponent Date

1. 427 Samaje Perine Kansas 11/22/14

2. 294 Greg Pruitt at Kansas State 10/23/71

3. 291 De'Mond Parker Texas 10/11/97


Yards Player Class Year Atts. Avg. TDs

1. 1,925 Adrian Peterson Fr. 2004 339 5.70 15

2. 1,896 Billy Sims Jr. 1978 256 7.41 22

3. 1,884 Quentin Griffin Sr. 2002 287 6.56 15

4. 1,760 Greg Pruitt Jr. 1971 196 8.98 18

5. 1,670 Billy Sims Sr. 1979 248 6.73 23

6. 1,649 Steve Owens Jr. 1968 393 4.20 21

7. 1,523 Steve Owens Sr. 1969 358 4.25 23

8. 1,428 Samaje Perine Fr. 2014 214 6.67 19

Additional Honors For Perine This Week

· Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week

· College Football Performance Awards

· National Performer of the Week

· National Running Back of the Week

· National All-Purpose Player of the Week