Time to start updating the Big 12 award races as league play hits the homestretch. Here's how I score it so far this season:
Offensive Player of the Year
1. Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State: Klein had his worst game of the season against TCU, and broke his turnover-less streak in conference play on the opening drive. He's got company in the Heisman race from Johnny Manziel, but Klein's lead for this award is rather enormous.
2. Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor: Among receivers with at least 40 receptions, Williams ranks third nationally in average yards per catch, at 18.58. He's second nationally in receiving yards to Marqise Lee, but he's one of just two Big 12 receivers with more than 1,000 yards receiving. He has nearly 400 more yards than any other Big 12 receiver.
3. Seth Doege, QB, Texas Tech: Doege can't pass up Williams, but he threw three more TDs last week against Kansas to keep his national lead, with 34. Doege's also second nationally with 3,345 passing yards.
Honorable mention: James Sims, RB, Kansas; Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia; Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia; Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State; Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia; Nick Florence, QB, Baylor
Defensive Player of the Year
1. Devonte Fields, DE, TCU: Fields did the near impossible last week. On K-State's opening drive, he dropped into coverage on a zone blitz and picked off Collin Klein. It was Klein's first turnover in more than 200 touches in conference play. He also added a tackle for loss to maintain his lead in the Big 12.
2. Alex Okafor, DE, Texas: Okafor slides up in this race after notching 1.5 tackles for loss and half a sack against Iowa State on Saturday. He finished with nine tackles, his third-highest total of the season.
3. Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State: Brown's production has slowed lately, and he's fallen off pace a bit. He'll have to pick it up to get back in this race. He had just two tackles against TCU.
Coach of the Year
1. Bill Snyder, Kansas State: Snyder's going to have to hold off Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin and perhaps Penn State's Bill O'Brien for the national award, but there's just not much competition right now for Snyder for the Big 12 award. He's run away with this.
2. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State: Gundy has the Cowboys playing great football this month. Big 12 wins don't come easy, but he has three by at least three touchdowns in his last four games to get OSU to 6-3, despite his top two quarterbacks suffering injuries.
3. Mack Brown, Texas: The Longhorns were getting buried after Oklahoma blew them out in Dallas to send Texas to 4-2. Since? Brown's helped his squad rip off four consecutive wins and the defense the past two weeks has looked more like what people thought it would coming into the season.