Big 12: Victor Simmons

Big names stepped up in big games, as TCU's Trevone Boykin and Baylor's Bryce Hager sparked their teams in impressive blowout wins over Kansas State and Oklahoma. They were joined by other big playmakers, which included a stellar performance from a true freshman, a veteran playmaker re-emerging in Austin and one Lockett replacing another in K-State's record book.

Here's who starred in the Big 12 in Week 11:

TCU QB Trevone Boykin: The Heisman hopeful accounted for four touchdowns (three rushing, one passing) in No. 6 TCU’s 41-20 win over No. 7 Kansas State in a battle of top-10 teams. Boykin rushed for 123 yards and passed for 219 yards, while using his shifty open-field running and deft passing to create havoc for K-State’s defense.

TCU HB Aaron Green: The Nebraska transfer stepped right in for an injured B.J. Catalon, rushing for 171 yards and one touchdown and earned a shutout from Johnny Football after a dynamic 65-yard touchdown run. He averaged 9.5 yards per carry and was a handful in the open field for KSU defenders.

Baylor WR Corey Coleman: Quickly earning a spot among the Big 12’s best receivers, Coleman had 15 receptions for 224 yards and one touchdown in No. 12 BU’s 48-14 win over No. 15 Oklahoma. He added two carries for 7 yards and another score. Coleman has eight touchdowns in BU’s past five games.

Baylor LB Bryce Hager: He was all over the place, finishing with 8.5 tackles (seven solo stops), one tackle-for-loss and a game-changing interception. His 36-yard return of a Trevor Knight pass helped change the momentum and spark BU’s 45 unanswered points.

Kansas RB Corey Avery: The running back helped KU win its first Big 12 game of the year with 17 carries for 103 yards and one touchdown in the Jayhawks’ 34-14 win over Iowa State. It was the first 100-yard rushing game for the true freshman, who should be a key part of the Jayhawks' offense for years to come.

Kansas LB Victor Simmons: The senior was a disruptive force on KU’s defense with five tackles, (four solo), two sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup.

Texas DE Cedric Reed: Apparently Mr. Reed wanted to remind people why he was considered one of the Big 12’s top defensive linemen heading into the season. He had 12 tackles (seven solo) with four tackles-for-loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry in UT’s 33-16 win over West Virginia.

West Virginia WR Kevin White: Even in a losing effort, his production is hard to overlook. The Mountaineers suffered their second straight loss with the setback in Austin, but White finished with 16 receptions for 132 yards for WVU.

Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett: The Wildcats senior was a handful for TCU defenders, finishing with 11 receptions for 196 yards and one touchdown. Lockett became KSU’s all-time leader in receiving yards with 3,073, rising past his father Kevin’s 3,032 from 1993-96.

Big 12 unsung heroes: Week 9

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Here are the unsung heroes in the Big 12 for Week 9.

Baylor receiver Levi Norwood: Nobody even mentions Norwood when the Bears come to mind. Yet he has been a solid contributor throughout the season and was one of five Bears to record at least 100 all-purpose yards (104), including six receptions for 66 yards, in their 59-14 win over Kansas. His returns and open-field ability provide yet another weapon for Art Briles’ squad.

Kansas linebacker Victor Simmons: Simmons has been consistently among the most productive defenders for the Jayhawks, recording at least five tackles in KU’s past five games. He continued his productive play with six tackles, two forced fumbles and one tackle for loss in KU’s 59-14 loss to Baylor.

Kansas State receiver Curry Sexton: The junior provided a quality No. 2 receiving option for the Wildcats against West Virginia with six receptions for 112 yards in KSU’s 35-12 win. He was starting to emerge with Tyler Lockett and Tramaine Thompson sidelined in the Wildcats’ previous two games then continued his solid contribution to the offense on Saturday.

Iowa State receiver Quenton Bundrage: The Cyclones receiver made two superb touchdown catches against Oklahoma State, beating standout cornerback Justin Gilbert in one-on-one situations. He finished with four receptions for 50 yards in ISU’s 58-27 loss.

Oklahoma running back Damien Williams: The senior had a quiet but enormous impact on the Sooners’ 38-30 win over Texas Tech. A lot of the attention went to Blake Bell for his solid performance, but Williams had 19 carries for 97 yards and two touchdowns and added a 30-yard reception to finish with 127 all-purpose yards.

Oklahoma State offensive line: The Cowboys passed for 78 yards yet scored six offensive touchdowns. OSU’s offensive line has been much-maligned after the offense’s struggles this season, but they played their best game of the season on Saturday, paving the way for 342 rushing yards including 219 rushing yards and four touchdowns from Desmond Roland in OSU’s 58-27 win.

Texas defensive tackle Chris Whaley: With Jackson Jeffcoat earning Big 12 defensive player of the week honors alongside him, Whaley was almost as productive. He finished with three tackles including two tackles for loss and one sack against TCU. The Longhorns’ overall dominance up front played a key role in UT’s 30-7 win.

TCU receiver LaDarius Brown: The sophomore receiver finished with seven receptions for 87 yards and one touchdown in the Horned Frogs’ 30-7 loss. He’s a big, talented. target at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds but he needs to be more consistent and productive to provide a spark for TCU’s offense. in the final month of the season.

Texas Tech safety Tre' Porter: It was a rough day for the Red Raider defense but it would have been even worse without Porter. He had 13 tackles, including nine solo stops, and forced a fumble. He often ended up in one-on-one situations in the open field with OU’s talented playmakers and Porter won his share.

West Virginia safety Karl Joseph: The sophomore provided an early spark for the Mountaineers, forcing a fumble on Kansas State’s first possession. He finished with a team-high 12 tackles, all solo, including two tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

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