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: Oklahoma Sooners QB Jalen Hurts
Hurts had two turnovers in the first half against Baylor that helped the Bears take a 28-3 lead in the first half. Then Hurts would go on to lead Oklahoma to its biggest comeback in program history. He completed 30 of 42 passes for 297 yards with four touchdowns, along with 27 carries for 114 yards in the 34-31 OU victory. The comeback helped save the Sooners’ chances at reaching the College Football Playoff.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week: Oklahoma State S Kolby Harvell-Peel
Harvell-Peel was dominant for the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday in the 31-13 win over Kansas. He only had three tackles on the day, but he ended up with two interceptions of different KU quarterbacks. His first interception came at the 5:25 mark of the second quarter against Carter Stanley, with OSU already up 21-0, which led to an OSU field goal. Then he picked off Manny Miles late in the third quarter to thwart any momentum KU was trying to gain.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week: TCU K Jonathan Song
Song finished four for four on field goals for TCU in its 33-31 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders in windy Lubbock. He also knocked through three extra points for a total of 15 points on the day. Song’s fourth field goal, a 20-yarder with 5:38 to play, gave the Horned Frogs a 33-31 win in a battle of teams fighting to earn bowl eligibility. The final field goal was the third lead change in the fourth quarter in a game TCU led 24-3. Clutch and effective by Song.
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