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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here are my choices from a stellar group of candidates. To say it was a tough choice would be a huge understatement.
Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell -- Completed 40 of 50 passes for 456 yards and six touchdown passes to match his career high in a 56-20 blowout victory over Oklahoma State. After an early fumble on the first possession, Harrell directed seven straight drives that ended with touchdowns to spark the Red Raiders to their first 10-0 start since 1938.
Texas CB Ryan Palmer -- Provided a momentum-changing 22-yard interception return for a touchdown that gave Texas the lead for good. Also notched two tackles, produced a sack and broke up a pass in the Longhorns' 45-21 victory over Baylor.
Colorado QB Cody Hawkins - Rallied his team with four touchdown passes off the bench to direct the Buffaloes' 28-24 victory over Iowa State. Hawkins completed 20 of 29 passes for 226 yards -- all in the second half -- including a 5-yard toss to Cody Crawford for the game-winning score with 1:30 left.
Nebraska DT/FB Ndamukong Suh -- He might have produced the most unique statistical game in Big 12 history. Suh notched 12 tackles, including four for losses involving 2.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry to pace Nebraska's 45-35 victory over Kansas. And for good measure, also snagged a 2-yard TD reception -- his first career catch -- to help boost the Cornhuskers' fourth-quarter rally past the Jayhawks.
Missouri KR/WR Jeremy Maclin -- Rolled up 278 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Missouri to a 41-24 victory over Kansas State. Maclin had eight receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns, four carries for 84 yards and another TD and added 76 yards in returns. Maclin caught TD passes from Chase Daniel of 42 and 16 yards in a span of 106 seconds late in the first half and later added a 56-yard TD run on a direct snap.