Texas Tech football star Alan Bowman has picked up a national honor. Following a breakout performance in Week 3, the true freshman quarterback was named the Walter Camp National Player of the Week.
Bowman picks up the award after tossing a Big 12 freshman record 605 passing yards during Saturday’s win over Houston.
With the weekly honor, Bowman becomes the first Red Raiders player since 2011 to claim the Walter Camp Player of the Week award.
From the press release:
In just his second career start, Bowman blistered the Houston defense, snapping Patrick Mahomes II’s previous Big 12 and Tech freshman records in the process. Bowman finished six passing yards shy of the NCAA freshman passing record that was set in 1998 by Nevada’s David Neill. It marked only the third time in FBS history where a freshman has thrown for at least 600 yards in a game.
Bowman’s 605 yards through the air marked the most by a FBS quarterback so far this season. It was the 18th time in FBS history where a quarterback threw for 600 yards and the fifth time a Red Raider had done so, joining the likes of Mahomes, B.J. Symons, Graham Harrell and Cody Hodges among Tech quarterbacks with 600 passing yards in a game.
Next up for Texas Tech is another big matchup against the No. 15 Oklahoma State Cowboys. It marks the first of three consecutive games against ranked opponents coming up on the Red Raiders’ schedule.
Kickoff between Texas Tech and Oklahoma State at Boone Pickens Stadium is set for 7:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.