Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Joe Williams (Baylor) and Zack Craig (Oklahoma State) have been selected Big 12 Football Players of the Week, as selected by a media panel. Jones (offense) was honored for the sixth time in his career while Williams (defense) and Craig (special teams) picked up their first recognition.
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Landry Jones, Oklahoma, ,QB, Sr, Artesia, N.M.
Landry Jones led Oklahoma to a 50-49 comeback victory at West Virginia with a school-record 554 passing yards. He held the previous record of 505 set against Kansas State (10/29/11). The senior’s six touchdown passes tied a school record he set against Tulsa (9/19/09). Jones threw the game-winning touchedown to WR Kenny Stills on fourth down with 0:24 remaining. He is now fifth in NCAA history and second in Big 12 annals in career total offense with 15,262 yards. Jones has 117 passing touchdowns for sixth all-time in the NCAA and second in the Big 12. He has thrown for 3,245 yards this season, becoming just the third QB in FBS history with 3,000 passing yards in four different seasons, joining Kellen Moore (Boise State) and Timmy Chang (Hawaii).
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Joe Williams, Baylor, Jr, CB, St. Louis, Mo.
CB Joe Williams intercepted two passes and recorded a team-high 11 tackles (nine solo) in Baylor’s 52-24 win over No. 1 K-State. It marked the Bears’ first win over a top-ranked opponent. Williams’ first pick was just outside of the red zone at the BU 21-yard line, ending a drive when K-State could have tied the game early in the second quarter. His second interception was in the end zone late in the third quarter. The junior cornerback is the first Baylor player with two interceptions in a game since Sam Holl and K.J. Morton picked off two passes each against Texas on Dec. 3, 2011.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Zack Craig, Oklahoma State, S, Jr, Spring Branch, Texas
Zack Craig blocked two punts and returned one for a 30-yard touchdown in Oklahoma State’s 59-21 win over No. 23 Texas Tech. It was the first game since 2010 in which OSU blocked two punts in the same game, and his score was OSU’s 17th non-offensive touchdown since the beginning of the 2010 season.