Patrick Mahomes II (Texas Tech), Ty Summers (TCU), Cole Netten (Iowa State) and Martell Pettaway (West Virginia) earned Big 12 football weekly accolades. Mahomes II (offense) picked up his third award of the season and the sixth of his career. Summers (defense) was also recognized for the second time in 2016 and third week of his career. Netten (special teams) claimed his second all-time award while Pettaway (newcomer) picked up his first.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech, QB, Jr, Whitehouse, Texas
· Mahomes II tied a career high with six passing touchdowns in a 54-35 win over Baylor, while throwing for 586 yards.
· It was his fourth game with 500-plus passing yards this season. No other QB in the FBS has more than one.
· Five of his six TD passes were in excess of 35 yards, including three of more than 60 yards, and two of those exceeded 80 yards. Mahomes II completed 12 passes of 50 or more yards this season, which leads the FBS.
· Surpassed 5,000 yards of total offense for the second-straight season, joining former Red Raider quarterback Graham Harrell (2007-08) and Houston's Case Keenum (2008-09, 2011) as the only signal callers in FBS history to record 5,000 yards of total offense twice in a career. He is the 12th quarterback in FBS history to pass for over 5,000 yards in a season.
· Has thrown for 3,234 yards in the first-half of games this season, which is more than the totals of 105 FBS teams in full games.
· Currently leads the FBS in total offense (5,357 yards), passing yards (5,052) and total touchdowns (53).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ty Summers, TCU, LB, So, San Antonio, Texas
· Summers totaled a game-high 14 tackles, including two for loss, with a sack and pass breakup in TCU’s 31-9 win at Texas.
· Had a key stop on Texas’ D’Onta Foreman at the 1-yard line as part of TCU’s second-quarter goal-line stand.
· Horned Frogs’ defense did not allow a touchdown, limiting the Longhorns to three field goals.
· Keyed a TCU defense that held Texas to 153 yards in the second half as the Horned Frogs broke open a 7-6 halftime lead by outscoring Texas 24-3 the final two quarters.
· Reached double figures in tackles for the eighth time in the last 10 games.
· Second in the Big 12 with his 105 tackles on the season.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cole Netten, Iowa State, PK, Sr, Ankeny, Iowa
· Netten capped off his record-breaking career by drilling all four of his field goal attempts in Iowa State’s season finale against West Virginia.
· Made FGs from 40, 28, 32 and 31 yards along with his only PAT attempt to record 13 points.
· First Cyclone to make four field goals in a game since 2007, and it was just the 10th time in school history an ISU kicker has accomplished the feat.
· Finished the year making 16-of-17 FGs to lead the Big 12 in field goal percentage (.941) and set ISU’s single-season record. Only miss on the season was a 50-yarder at Texas.
· Ended his career by making 24 of his last 25 field goal attempts.
· ISU’s all-time leading scorer (300 points) and most accurate kicker (.794).
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Martell Pettaway, West Virginia, RB, Fr, Detroit, Michigan
· Pettaway rushed for a game-high 181 yards on 30 carries with a touchdown while averaging 6.0 yards per carry in West Virginia’s win at Iowa State.
· Due to injuries, he gave up his redshirt status and saw his first action of the season.
· Had runs of 17, 10, 12, 15, 23, 12, 23 and 15 yards.
· Also had a 25-yard reception.
2016 BIG 12 FOOTBALL WEEKLY AWARDS WINNERS
|Date||Offensive Player of the Week||Defensive Player of the Week|
|Sept. 6||Kenny Hill, TCU, QB, Jr
Tyrone Swoopes, UT, QB, Sr
|Chris Nelson, UT, DT, So|
|Sept. 12||Patrick Mahomes II, TTU, QB, Jr||Orion Stewart, BU, S, Sr|
|Sept. 19||James Washington, OSU, WR, Jr||Ty Summers, TCU, LB, So|
|Sept. 26||Seth Russell, BU, QB, Sr||Travon Blanchard, BU, NB, Jr|
|Oct. 3||Shock Linwood, BU, RB, Sr||Elijah Lee, K-State, LB, Jr|
|Oct. 10||Dede Westbrook, OU, WR, Sr||Josh Carraway, TCU, DE, Sr|
|Oct. 17||Skyler Howard, WVU, QB, Sr||Ryan Reid, BU, CB, Sr|
Patrick Mahomes II, TTU, QB, Jr
|Jordan Willis, K-State, DE, Sr|
D’Onta Foreman, UT, RB, Jr
|Vincent Taylor, OSU, DT, Jr|
D’Onta Foreman, UT, RB, Jr
|Travin Howard, TCU, LB, Jr|
Mason Rudolph, OSU, QB, Jr
|Jordan Evans, OU, LB, Sr|
|Nov. 21||Justin Crawford, WVU, RB, Jr||
Kamari Cotton-Moya, ISU, S, Jr
|Nov. 28||Patrick Mahomes II, TTU, QB, Jr||Ty Summers, TCU, LB, So|
|Date||Special Teams Player of the Week||Newcomer of the Week|
|Sept. 6||KaVontae Turpin, TCU, WR/KR/PR, So||Shane Buechele, UT, QB, Fr|
|Sept. 12||KaVontae Turpin, TCU, WR/KR/PR, So||Shane Buechele, UT, QB, Fr|
|Sept. 19||Dominique Heath, K-State, WR/PR, So
Zach Sinor, OSU, P, So
|JaMycal Hasty, BU, RB, Fr|
|Sept. 26||Byron Pringle, K-State, WR/KR/PR, So
Desmon White, TCU, WR/KR/PR, Jr
|Justice Hill, OSU, RB, Fr|
|Oct. 3||Austin Seibert, OU, K/P, So||Justice Hill, OSU, RB, Fr|
|Oct. 10||Byron Pringle, K-State, WR/KR/PR, So||D.J. Reed, K-State, DB, So|
|Oct. 17||Cole Moos, KU, P, Jr||Devin Duvernay, UT, WR, Fr|
|Oct. 24||Ben Grogan, OSU, PK, Sr||Justice Hill, OSU, RB, Fr
|Oct. 31||Zach Sinor, OSU, P, So||Shane Buechele, UT, QB, Fr
|Nov. 7||Michael Dickson, UT, P, So||Justin Crawford, WVU, RB, Jr
|Nov. 14||Michael Barden, TTU, P/K, So||David Montgomery, ISU, RB, Fr
|Nov. 21||Matthew Wyman, KU, K, Sr||Justin Crawford, WVU, RB, Jr
|Nov. 28||Cole Netten, ISU, PK, Sr||
Martell Pettaway, WVU, RB, Fr