Here's a look at the Big 12's top performers from Week 5:
Baylor RB Shock Linwood: The junior rushed for a career-high 221 yards and two scores on 20 carries to power the Bears’ 63-35 victory over Texas Tech. Linwood’s 79-yard touchdown – a career-long -- on the third play of the game got Baylor’s offense rolling in the blowout. In three career games against the Red Raiders, Linwood has rushed for 566 yards and five TDs.
TCU WR KaVontae Turpin: It felt like a breakout game could be coming for the freshman and it did in TCU’s 50-7 win over Texas on Saturday. The Horned Frogs receiver/returner had six receptions for 138 yards and four touchdowns against the Longhorns. He finished with 182 all-purpose yards (138 receiving yards, 26 kick return yards, 14 rushing yards and four punt return yards). Turpin had touchdown receptions of 50 and 49 yards and his four touchdown catches are the most by a freshman in Big 12 history.
Oklahoma LB Eric Striker: Striker delivered a monster performance for the Oklahoma defense, coming up with 13 tackles, three tackles for loss and a pair of sacks in the Sooners’ 44-24 victory over West Virginia. He also delivered the play of the game in the fourth quarter, stripping QB Skyler Howard on a blindside hit, which led to Jordan Evans’ 41-yard fumble return touchdown. The scoop and score effectively put the game away.
Kansas State QB/WR Kody Cook: When Joe Hubener went down on K-State’s opening drive, somebody had to step in. So Cook, the former junior college walk-on, moved from receiver to quarterback and gave an impressive effort: 10-of-16 passing for 122 yards and two touchdowns, plus 87 yards and another score on the ground before exiting with an injury. Quite a showing from the fifth-string QB.
Iowa State RB Mike Warren: Warren set an Iowa State freshman record with 175 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the Cyclones' 38-13 victory over Kansas. That's the second-most rushing yards any Iowa State back has logged in the past decade, and the redshirt freshman's 62-yard rushing touchdown was the longest by a Cyclone since 2011.