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By The Associated Press | Updated - Dec 7th, 2018 @ 6:05am | Posted - Dec 7th, 2018 @ 1:31am



ATLANTA (AP) — AP player of the year Kyler Murray adds the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback as the College Football Awards show in Atlanta began. But right before the show started it was announced that Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.

ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa topped Oklahoma's Kyler Murray in college football player of the year awards on Thursday, 2-1. Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp and Maxwell awards and Murray was named AP Player of the Year. Murray also won the Davey O'Brien as top quarterback.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards scored 20 points and Aaron Wheeler had a season-high 15 to help Purdue pull off a 62-60 upset over No. 23 Maryland. The Boilermakers snapped a two-game losing streak and avoided going 0-2 in conference play for the first time since 2013-14. Anthony Cowan Jr. finished with 18 points and six assists for the Terrapins. Bruno Fernando had 10 points and 13 rebounds while Darryl Morsell scored 12 points.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Mike Locksley says being Maryland's football coach is the job he has coveted since the day he put a whistle around his neck. The Washington native says he is excited to be returning home. Locksley spent two stints as a Maryland football assistant and also served as the Terrapins' interim coach for six games in 2015. Locksley is currently the Alabama offensive coordinator and will remain with the top-ranked Crimson Tide through the College Football Playoff.

UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA says the number of enforced targeting penalties in the Football Bowl Subdivision this regular season was the same as in 2017. That ends four straight years of increased calls. NCAA national coordinator of officials Rogers Redding reported 179 enforced calls in 817 games compared with 179 in 816 games last season. Big Ten coordinator of football officials Bill Carollo said he's pleased to see the targeting penalties level off and the hope is that the numbers will come down in 2019.

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