Big 12 Offensive Co-Players of the Week
Henry Josey, Missouri, TB, So, Angleton, Texas
Henry Josey ran for 263 yards and three touchdowns in only two quarters of play to lead Missouri's ground assault in the 69-0 win over Western Illinois. Josey had 14 first-half carries, and averaged 18.79 yards per attempt. The sophomore needed only 57 yards to set the MU single-game rushing record of 319 yards by Devin West (1998 vs. Kansas), but with the game in hand did not play in the second half. Josey's rushing total is the highest single-game output in the NCAA through games of Sept. 17, and it was the fourth-highest single-game total in MU history. His three scores came from six, 21 and 68 yards. He is currently No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 6 nationally in rushing, with 133.33 ypg. His per-rush average of 13.8 through three games is tops in the nation among those with 15 or more carries on the year.
Seth Doege, Texas Tech, QB, Jr, Lubbock, Texas
Seth Doege set an NCAA record against New Mexico as he completed 40-of-44 passes for 401 yards and five touchdowns in the 59-13 win. With just four incomplete passes (all four in the endzone), he surpassed former Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury, who set the previous NCAA mark by completing 49-of-59 passes at Texas A&M on Oct. 5, 2002. Doege started the game with 15 consecutive completions which tied a school record set last season by Taylor Potts in the first half of Tech's win over Baylor at the Cotton Bowl. He completed 11 straight passes before the game went into a 51-minute lightning delay. Following the delay, Doege completed another four consecutive passes to tie the school record. The 401 yards and five touchdown passes marked career highs.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Javon Harris, Oklahoma, S, So, Lawton, Okla.
Javon Harris picked off two passes in No. 1 Oklahoma's 23-13 win at No. 5 Florida State. He returned the first one 69 yards to set up a Sooner field goal, then salted the game away with his second, which came with 5:34 remaining in the game. The Sooners drove the ball into field goal range after the final pick and converted the kick to build the final 10-point advantage. Harris also had three tackles, all unassisted, and one pass broken up. Coming into the game, the Seminoles had thrown only one interception through their first two outings.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State, DB/KR, So, Huntsville, Texas
Justin Gilbert gave Oklahoma State its first lead of the game in a 59-33 win at Tulsa with his 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the first quarter. It was the third kickoff return for a score by Gilbert in just 15 college games. He also had a 24-yard interception return in the contest.
2011 Big 12 Football Players of the Week
Robert Griffin III, BU, QB, Jr
Tony Jerod-Eddie, TAMU, DE, Sr
Aaron Jones, BU, PK, So and Quinn Sharp, OSU, PK/P, Jr
Steele Jantz, ISU, QB, Jr
Zaviar Gooden, MU, LB, Jr
D.J. Beshears, KU, WR/KR, Jr
Seth Doege, TTU, QB, Jr and Henry Josey, MU, TB, So
Javon Harris, OU, S, So
Justin Gilbert, OSU, DB/KR, So