It’s time to name our Big 12 Players of the Week as we look at the top performances on offense, defense and special teams. Yes, there are always several players to debate, but we try to make this as fair as we can, while backing up our decision with stats and facts.
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week: Iowa State QB Brock Purdy
Purdy had himself a game in Iowa State’s dominant 49-24 win over TCU. He completed 19 of 24 for 247 yards with two touchdowns to zero interceptions. And on the ground he finished with 12 carries for 102 yards and two more scores. It’s the fourth-straight game Purdy has finished with a combined 300 yards. It’s now October, meaning Iowa State can’t be beat (8-0 dating back to 2017), or as they are calling it in Ames, Brocktober.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week: Texas Tech LB Jordyn Brooks
Brooks had himself a game with 19 tackles, four tackles for loss, three sacks, and a forced fumble in Texas Tech’s win over Oklahoma State. What a stat line for a linebacker. Brooks set the tone for the defense which owned Spencer Sanders, finishing with seven sacks of the Oklahoma State quarterback. This will only add to the reports from last week that Brooks is one of the fastest-rising prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft cycle.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week: Kansas State Punter Devin Anctil
Anctil was on the losing end of this game as Kansas State lost to Baylor, but none of it can be blamed on the punter, who finished with six punts for 245 yards. This included a long of 55 yards and he pinned Baylor inside their 20-yard line three times. K-State needs this kind of weekly performance from their punter to stay in Big 12 games moving forward.
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