Courtesy of the Big 12 Conference
Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State), Byron Landor (Baylor) and Justin Tucker (Texas) have been selected Big 12 Conference Football Players of the Week, as selected by a media panel. Each was honored for the first time.
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State, WR, So, Ardmore, Okla.
Justin Blackmon set a career high in receiving yards for the second consecutive week with 207 on 10 catches, including a 62-yard touchdown reception in OSU's win at Texas Tech. That performance comes on the heels of a 190-yard receiving day against Louisiana-Lafayette last week. Blackmon leads the nation in receiving yards per game (159.2), touchdown receptions (12), and is tied for the NCAA lead in scoring (13 ppg). He set a school record in Lubbock with his sixth straight 100-yard receiving game. He has at least one touchdown catch in every game this season for the longest streak by a Cowboy since Hart Lee Dykes had a TD catch in eight straight games in 1988.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Byron Landor, Baylor, S, Sr, Lake Charles, La.
Byron Landor tallied seven tackles, five of which were solo stops, intercepted a pass and forced a fumble in Baylor's win at Colorado. He returned his first interception of the season 32 yards from BU's 22-yard line. Landor's forced fumble came at Baylor's one-yard line, preventing a touchdown that would have given Colorado a two-possession lead in the third quarter. The turnover led to a touchdown that put Baylor ahead for good.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Justin Tucker, Texas, PK/P, Jr, Austin, Texas
Justin Tucker made a pair of field goals and scored eight points in Texas' win at No. 4 Nebraska. He also averaged 47.2 yards per punt and dropped a pair inside the Huskers' five-yard line. Tucker got the Horns on the board with a 27-yard first quarter field goal to take a 3-0 lead, and he extended that lead to 20-3 with a 28-yarder in the third quarter. He nailed a 55-yard punt in the third quarter that was downed at the Nebraska three-yard line. His next punt was a 67-yarder that was downed at the Huskers' five-yard line. Tucker also helped limit the Huskers to an average starting field position of the 23-yard line on kickoffs, including two touchbacks.