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Tracking the Big 12 awards races: Week 13

Another round of updates on the Big 12 awards races with two weeks left in the season.

Offensive Player of the Year

1. Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State: Another rough outing for Klein against Baylor, but he was so far out in front for this award, he might still be able to afford another against Texas and still win. The three interceptions weren't a good look, and neither was his season low in rushing yards against one of the Big 12's worst defenses, but he'll hang on to the top spot for now.

2. Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor: Williams remains studly and was named a Biletnikoff Award finalist earlier this week. He leads the Big 12 in receiving by almost 300 yards and averages better than 18.5 yards a catch. He racked up 87 yards and a touchdown on five catches against K-State. Below par for his standards, but still a big day.

3. Tavon Austin, WR/RB/KR, West Virginia. Holy cow, Tavon. He moved to play some running back last week against a tough Oklahoma defense and averaged better than 16 yards a carry, rolling up 344 rushing yards and a pair of scores. He also caught four passes for 82 yards and had 126 yards on kick returns to shatter the Big 12 record for all-purpose yards and come 7 yards short of the NCAA record. A couple more games like that to close the season and Austin may just win this thing with a late surge.

Honorable mention: James Sims, RB, Kansas; Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia; Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia; Nick Florence, QB, Baylor; Seth Doege, QB, Texas Tech; Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State

Defensive Player of the Year

1. Devonte Fields, DE, TCU: Fields was idle this week, and lost his sack lead to K-State's Meshak Williams. He's for 15.5 tackles for loss, though, more than any Big 12 player.

2. Alex Okafor, DE, Texas: Okafor was also idle this week, but is tied for third in the Big 12 with 11.5 tackles for loss.

3. Meshak Williams, DE, Kansas State: Williams makes his debut on this list, slipping ahead of his sliding teammate, Arthur Brown. Williams notched a tackle for loss against Baylor and leads the Big 12 in sacks and is third in tackles for loss.

Honorable mention: Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State; Jason Verrett, CB, TCU; A.J. Klein, LB, Iowa State; Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma; Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma

Coach of the Year

1. Bill Snyder, Kansas State: Snyder's guys weren't ready to play Baylor. Maybe it was the attention of No. 1. Maybe it was the injuries. Maybe it was a tired squad late in the season. It's a painful loss, but Snyder's still in the running for this and the national award.

2. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State: Gundy is coming up fast on Snyder with one of the league's hottest teams, fresh off a 38-point beatdown against Texas Tech. If OSU wins out and grabs a share of the Big 12 title, I might just vote for Gundy here. What he's done, despite having to constantly rotate quarterbacks because of injury is incredible.

3. Paul Rhoads, Iowa State: Once again, Iowa State has proven everyone wrong. Good luck finding me somebody who projected ISU in a bowl game this year. Yet, here are the Cyclones. They've had quarterback issues and lost arguably their best defender in Jake Knott. And yet, they're still headed for a third bowl game in four years. Kudos, Clones.