Nov. 12, 2007
Irving, Texas - Joe Ganz (Nebraska), Aqib Talib (Kansas), and DeMarco Murray (Oklahoma) have been named Big 12 Conference Players of the Week as selected by a media panel. Ganz (offense), Talib (defense), and Murray (special teams) are all recognized for the first time.
Offensive Player of the Week
Joe Ganz, Jr, QB, Nebraska (Palos Heights, Ill.)
In his second career start in as many weeks, Joe Ganz set Nebraska single-game records for passing yards, touchdown throws, and total offense in the Huskers 73-31 win over Kansas State. Ganz connected on 30 of 40 attempts for 510 yards and seven touchdowns, while also generating 528 yards of offense.
Defensive Player of the Week
Aqib Talib, Jr, CB, Kansas (Richardson, Texas)
Aqib Talib registered a career-high tying nine tackles, including one for loss, an interception, and a pass break up in Kansas' 43-28 win at Oklahoma State. His fourth quarter interception and 17-yard return led to a KU field goal and its final points of the game.
Special Teams Player of the Week
DeMarco Murray, Fr, KR, Oklahoma (Las Vegas, Nev.)
DeMarco Murray totaled 129 yards on three kickoff returns, including a 91-yarder for touchdown, in helping to lead Oklahoma to a 52-21 triumph over Baylor. His touchdown return was the eighth-longest in OU history and was one of four TDs he scored in the game.
|2007 Big 12 Football Players of the Week|
|9/4||Marlon Lucky, Jr, RB, NU||Pig Brown, Sr, SS, MU||Kevin Eberhart, Sr, PK, CU|
|9/10||Sam Bradford, Fr, QB, OU
Blake Szymanski, So, QB, BU
|Reggie Smith, Jr, CB, OU||Brandon Foster, Sr, CB, UT|
Marcus Herford, Jr, KR, KU
|9/17||Michael Crabtree, Fr, WR, TT||Brandon Foster, Sr, CB, UT||Bret Culbertson, Sr, PK, ISU|
|9/24||Graham Harrell, Jr, WB, TT||Jordan Lake, So, FS, BU||Jeremy Maclin, Fr, KR, MU|
|10/1||Jordy Nelson, Sr, WR, KSU||Ian Campbell, Jr, DE, KSU||Chase McBride, Sr, PR, CU|
|10/8||Chase Daniel, Jr, QB, MU||Reggie Smith, Jr, CB, OU||Kevin Eberhart, Sr, PK, CU|
|10/15||Dantrell Savage, Sr, RB, OSU||Curtis Lofton, Jr, LB, OU||Brooks Rossman, Jr, PK, KSU|
|10/22||Stephen McGee, Jr, QB, TAMU||Pig Brown, Sr, SS, MU||Scott Webb, Sr, PK, KU|
|10/29||Jamaal Charles, Jr, RB, UT||Terrence Wheatley, Sr, CB, CU||Ryan Bailey, Jr, PK, UT|
|11/5||Chase Daniel, Jr, QB, MU||Chris Singleton, Jr, CB, IS||Ryan Bailey, Jr, PK, UT||11/12||Joe Ganz, Jr, QB, NU||Aqib Talib, Jr, CB, KU||DeMarco Murray, Fr, KR, OU|