The Big 12 has announced its Big 12 Players of the Week for Week 5, as voted on by a media panel. It was a banner day for the bottom of the alphabet in the Big 12.
Offense: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
No doubt about this one. Smith threw for 656 yards and eight touchdowns on 45-of-51 passing in a 70-63 win over Baylor. His eight scores tied B.J. Symon's Big 12 record at Texas Tech, and had three players top 100 yards receiving. He was named the Walter Camp National Player of the Week, too.
Defense: Cornelius Douglas, CB, Texas Tech
Douglas intercepted Iowa State's Steele Jantz twice, returning his second pick 40 yards to set up Texas Tech's final touchdown of the night, giving the Red Raiders a 21-13 lead in the eventual 24-13 win over Iowa State. His return put Tech on the Iowa State 9-yard line. He finished with two tackles, too.
Special Teams: D.J. Monroe, KR, Texas
Monroe broke two tackles on his 100-yard kick return for a touchdown that gave the Longhorns a 21-14 lead in their win over Oklahoma State on Saturday. It was the third of his career, and he also had 24 rushing yards on three carries.