Tracking conference award races: Week 10

November, 3, 2010
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No big changes this week. A little movement among the offense and coaches with Baylor's win and Missouri's loss, but the top three remain the same for each award.

Offensive Player of the Year

1. Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor: By his standards on the stat sheet, Griffin had an average game, but Texas' defense is tough, and the Bears got the win. Griffin threw for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns, adding another on the ground to go with his 17 yards.

2. Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State: Blackmon sat out Oklahoma State's 24-14 win over Kansas State because of a suspension.

3. Taylor Martinez, QB, Nebraska: Martinez sat the second half of Nebraska's 31-17 win over Missouri, but completed 6 of 9 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in the first half. He also ran for 16 yards.

Honorable mention: Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma; Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State; Landry Jones, Oklahoma; Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M Blaine Gabbert, Missouri; DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma; Daniel Thomas, Kansas State; Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State;

Defensive Player of the Year

1. Jeremy Beal, DE, Oklahoma: Beal is still tied for the league lead with six sacks, and added a tackle for loss against Colorado to lead by three tackles in the category.

2. Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska: David made 1.5 tackles for loss among his eight stops in the win over Missouri.

3. Orie Lemon, LB, Oklahoma State: Lemon had his fourth game this season with double-digit tackles against Kansas State, making 10 stops.

Honorable mention: Brian Duncan, Texas Tech; Sam Acho, Texas; Prince Amukamara, Nebraska; Byron Landor, Baylor; A.J. Klein, Iowa State

Coach of the Year

1. Art Briles, Baylor: The win over Texas gives Briles a decent lead in my book this week, but he'll take his team to Stillwater on Saturday to try and keep control of the Big 12 South.

2. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State: Gundy's team survived a week without its best receiving threat, Blackmon, and got a big game out of stalwart Hunter, with valuable performances from lesser-known offensive entities like Bo Bowling and Joseph Randle.

3. Gary Pinkel, Missouri: Pinkel suffered a tough loss this week, but his team is still in good position to finish the regular season at 11-1.

Honorable mention: Paul Rhoads, Iowa State

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