Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), Trevone Boykin (TCU), Jah’Shawn Johnson (Texas Tech) and Jack Cantele (K-State) were selected Big 12 Football Players of the Week by a panel of media that covers the Conference. Boykin (co-offense) was recognized for the fifth time in his career. Mayfield (co-offense) was honored for the second time in his career with the first coming while a freshman at Texas Tech. Cantele (special teams) also picked up his second career award while Johnson (defense) was honored for the first time.
Big 12 Offensive Co-Players of the Week
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Jr, Austin, Texas
Baker Mayfield set a school single-game record for total offense with 572 yards, the most by an FBS player this season, in No. 17/16 Oklahoma’s 52-38 win over Tulsa. He directed an OU attack that racked up 773 yards of total offense, the program's most since 1988 and its fourth-highest ever. Mayfield was 32-of-38 for a career-high 487 yards passing (second-highest in FBS this season) and rushed for a career-high 85 yards on 13 carries. The junior tied a school record with six total touchdowns, tied a personal career high with four passing TDs and set a career high with two rushing scores. One of his rushing touchdowns went for 39 yards, the longest carry by a Sooner this year. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Mayfield became the first FBS player since at least 2000 with at least three passing TDs and at least one rushing TD in each of his team's first three games of a season. He ranks first among FBS players in points responsible for (84), second in total offense per game (400.3), second in passing TDs (10), fifth in passing yards (1,062) and sixth in passing yards per game (354.0).
Trevone Boykin, TCU, QB, Sr, Dallas, Texas
Trevone Boykin totaled 504 yards of offense and six touchdowns in No. 3/3 TCU’s 56-37 win over SMU. The senior passed for 454 yards and five scores while completing 21-of-30 attempts. He also had a 20-yard TD run as part of 50 yards rushing. Boykin has a nation’s-best streak of 18 consecutive games with a touchdown pass. He finished the game six yards shy of a career high in passing (460 vs. Iowa State in 2014) and posted the fourth 400-yard passing game of his career. The 454 passing yards were the fourth-highest total in TCU history and Boykin became the only TCU quarterback to have multiple games of five passing scores in a career.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Jah’Shawn Johnson, Texas Tech, DB, Fr, Ennis, Texas
Jah’Shawn Johnson registered a game, team-leading and career-high 16 tackles with four solo and 12 assisted in Texas Tech’s 35-24 road win over Arkansas. He also contributed one tackle for loss, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in the winning effort.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Jack Cantele, K-State, PK, Sr, Wichita, Kan.
Senior place kicker Jack Cantele was true on 4-of-4 field goals from distances of 33, 38, 20 and 44 yards in the 39-33 triple overtime win over Louisiana Tech. The 44-yarder was a “must-make” to send the game to a third overtime. Cantele now has 23 career field goals made to rank 10th in school history, passing current Wildcat Matthew McCrane. He is 7-of-7 on field goals this season and 23-of-29 in his career. The four field goals tied his career-high, originally set on Nov. 16, 2013 vs. TCU, and were the second-most in school history for a game. The 44-yarder tied his career long set on Nov. 2, 2013 against Iowa State.
2015 Big 12 Football Players of the Week
|Sept. 7||Patrick Mahomes, TTU, QB||Karl Joseph, WVU, S||Jakeem Grant, TTU, KR|
|Sept. 14||Corey Coleman, BU, WR||Zack Sanchez, OU, CB||Daje Johnson, UT, KR/PR|
|Patrick Mahomes, TTU, QB|
|Sept. 21||Baker Mayfield, OU, QB||Jah'Shawn Johnson, TTU, DB||Jack Cantele, K-State, PK|
|Trevone Boykin, TCU, QB|