Louisiana Tech QB Ryan Higgins earns national player of the week honor

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Louisiana Tech quarterback Ryan Higgins has picked up a national honor for his standout performance in Week 7 of the 2016 college football season against UMass, after earning an honorable mention for the award the week prior.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Higgins has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week.

Higgins torched the Minutemen defense to the tune of 484 passing yards and five touchdowns (a career-high) in the 56-28 win. It is now only the second time in Louisiana Tech history that a quarterback has thrown for 450+ yards and five scores in back-to-back games. The only other player to achieve that accomplishment is current Bulldogs quaterbacks coach Tim Rattay.

The senior signal-caller has 2,353 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and only three interceptions this season.

Honorable mentions for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for Week 7 can be seen below:

J.T. BARRETT, QB, OHIO STATE – Junior

Wichita Falls, TX (Rider HS)

17/29 – 226 yards, TD, INT | 21 carries – 92 yards, 2 TD

W 30-23 @ #8 Wisconsin (OT)

 SKYLER HOWARD, QB, WEST VIRGINIA – Senior

Fort Worth, TX (Brewer HS)

21/31 – 318 yards, TD | 12 carries – 89 yards, 2 TD

W 48-17 @ Texas Tech

 JALEN HURTS, QB, ALABAMA – Freshman 

Channelview, TX (Channelview HS)

16/26 – 143 yards, INT | 12 carries – 132 yards, 3 TD

W 49-10 @ #9 Tennessee

BAKER MAYFIELD, QB, OKLAHOMA – Senior

Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)

25/31 – 346 yards, 4 TD, INT | 25 yards rushing

W 38-17 vs. Kansas State

DEDE WESTBROOK, WR, OKLAHOMA – Senior

Cameron, TX (Cameron Yoe HS/Blinn CC)

9 catches – 184 yards, 3 TD

W 38-17 vs. Kansas State

RAWLEIGH WILLIAMS III, RB, ARKANSAS – Sophomore 

Dallas, TX (Bishop Lynch HS)

27 carries – 180 yards | 18 yards receiving, TD

W 34-30 vs. #12 Ole Miss

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