Kolby Listenbee leads the Big 12's unsung heroes in Week 7


Each Saturday, some players are overshadowed by teammates, putting in a critical performance while others end up getting the headlines. We'll aim to shine a light on those overlooked contributors each week in Big 12's unsung heroes.

Here's a look at one unsung hero for each team in Week 7:

Baylor LB Taylor Young: Every Baylor defender was overshadowed by the highlight-reel play of Corey Coleman, but Young was particularly productive. The sophomore had nine tackles (seven solo) and two tackles for loss in the Bears 62-38 win over West Virginia.

Iowa State S Kamari Cotton-Moya: The Cyclones had their hands full with TCU's receivers in a 45-21 loss to the Horned Frogs. But Cotton-Moya set a physical tone from the safety spot with a hard hit on Josh Doctson and tied for the team-high with nine tackles (eight solo).

Kansas LB Joe Dineen: The former running back has quietly been one of the most productive defenders on the roster this season. Dineen had 10 tackles (six solo) including 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack in Kansas' 30-20 loss to Texas Tech.

Kansas State S Kaleb Prewett: The sophomore has been one of the bright spots on Kansas State's defense throughout the season and Saturday's 55-0 loss to Oklahoma was no exception. Prewett had six solo tackles including one tackle for loss and one first-quarter sack against the Sooners.

Oklahoma NB Will Johnson: The junior college transfer replaced Hatari Byrd in the lineup and had a solid first start. Johnson didn't put up big numbers (two tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass breakup) but helped solidify the Sooners secondary in a 55-0 win over Oklahoma.

TCU WR Kolby Listenbee: The Horned Frogs got one of their weapons back with Listenbee's return after he missed the first three games of Big 12 play. The speedster responded with six receptions for 101 yards and one touchdown, becoming a perfect complement for Doctson and filling the playmaking void created by KaVontae Turpin's injury. Three of Listenbee's six receptions came on third down with TCU converting all three into first downs.

Texas Tech LB Pete Robertson: The Red Raiders sack master had six tackles (three solo) including one tackle for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in Tech's 30-20 win over Kansas.

West Virginia QB (WR?) David Sills: The redshirting quarterback saw his redshirt stripped off in West Virginia's 62-38 loss to Baylor, seeing time at receiver in the Mountaineers offense. Sills didn't have eye-popping numbers — two receptions, 64 yards, one touchdown —but it will be interesting to see how Sills role in the offense evolves after looking like a quality receiving option against the Bears.