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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
WVU, ISU grab Big 12 Player of Week honors

By David Ubben

The Big 12 has named its official players of the week.

OFFENSE

Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia: Smith completed 32-of-36 passes for 323 yards and four touchdowns in the Mountaineers' 69-34 win over Marshall. He also ran for 65 yards and a touchdown. He sat the fourth quarter and was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. Smith also became the school's all-time leader in completions and touchdown passes on Saturday.

DEFENSE

Isaiah Bruce, LB, West Virginia: Bruce made 16 tackles (7 solo) and returned a fumble 43 yards for a third-quarter touchdown. Bruce's only tackle for loss of the day was for eight yards. His 16 tackles were a game high in the win over Marshall.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kirby Van Der Kamp, P, Iowa State: Van Der Kamp averaged 43 yards on his nine punts during the Cyclones' 38-23 win over Tulsa. Five of those punts were pinned inside the 20-yard line, sticking the Tulsa offense in awful field position. Those five drives began at the 2, 9, 15, 8 and 13-yard lines.