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|Ryan Broyles continued his impressive season with another 100-yard game.|
Best defensive player: Jake Knott, LB, Iowa State. Knott made 11 tackles, forced a fumble and had an interception as one of the key pieces to a defense that shut out Northern Iowa in the Cyclones' 27-0 win.
Best team performance: Tie, Missouri and Baylor. Missouri scored on the opening kickoff -- covering it, not returning it -- and led 51-6 in the third quarter while running for 236 yards and passing for 233 more. Baylor traveled to Houston and convincingly beat Rice on its home field, 30-13.
Best offensive freshman: Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma. In his first road game, the true freshman caught four passes for 72 yards to help Oklahoma beat Cincinnati, 31-29.
Best defensive freshman: Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma. Another true freshman, Jefferson led the Sooners in tackles with 12. He also had two tackles for loss.
Best play: Carson Coffman, QB, Kansas State. A called shovel pass to Daniel Thomas devolved into a broken play with under a minute left, forcing Coffman to run. He ended up in the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown with 24 seconds to play that gave Kansas State the game-winning touchdown for a 17-13 win over UCF.
Worst play: Grant Ressel, K, Missouri. Doink! Ressel clanked a PAT off the upright in the third quarter of Missouri's win over Miami (Ohio), ending a streak of 252 consecutive made PATS dating back to November of 2005, a span of three different kickers and nearly five years. The streak was 10 short of the all-time NCAA record set by Syracuse in 1989.
Timeliest redemption: Grant Ressel, K, Missouri. The next time he took the field, Ressel banged in a 50-yarder, his new career long.
Best game: Kansas State 17, Central Florida 13. For as unwatchable as the first half of this game was, the second half was fantastic. UCF took a 13-10 lead on a field goal with just over five minutes to play, giving way to Kansas State's "Drive of the Year," a 13-play, 67-yard march that ended with Coffman's touchdown to send the Wildcats to 4-0.
Worst team performance: I'll make you guess on this one. Here's a few hints: They were the only team in the Big 12 to lose this week. They did it at home to an unranked team. They turned the ball over four times in the first half. They were outrushed 313-101 in total gained. Any takers? First person to guess correctly gets a free lifetime subscription to the Big 12 Blog on ESPN.com.
I've got nothing to name this, but nice game, man: D.J. Beshears, WR, Kansas. Fits the award well as a man with an ambiguous role. He played corner last season, and is listed as a corner on Kansas' roster, but plays slot receiver. So how did he score his three first-half touchdowns? Two runs and a kick return. Of course.