Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, Iowa State linebacker Jessie Smith and Iowa State punter Mike Brandtner were named as the Big 12's offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week. It was the fifth time that McCoy has been honored and the first time for Smith and Brandtner.
Here's a look at the efforts that won each player his award:
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Texas QB Colt McCoy, Sr., Tuscola, Texas (Jim Ned H.S.)
McCoy completed 26 of 31 passes for269 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Longhorns' 41-7 triumph over Missouri. McCoy completed his first 11 passes, connecting with eight different receivers. The Longhorns' offense was proficient as it scored touchdowns on four of their first five drives in Texas' first conference road game.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Iowa State LB Jesse Smith, Sr., Altoona, Iowa (Southeast Polk H.S.)
Smith was the standout in the Cyclones' strong defensive effort in a 9-7 victory over Nebraska. He contributed 12 tackles, including two tackles for losses, recovered a fumble and provided the game-sealing interception with 1:53 left to preserve the Cyclones' victory. The big effort enabled the Cyclones to win for the first time at Nebraska since 1977 and the first Big 12 road triumph since a 2005 victory at Texas A&M. The Cyclones' defense has permitted 17 points in its last two conference games -- victories over Baylor and Nebraska.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Iowa State P Mike Brandtner, Sr. Bettendorf, Iowa (Davenport Assumption H.S.)
Brandtner set up the Cyclones' only touchdown with a 20-yard run on a fake punt. The Cyclones scored on the next play on a 47-yard TD pass from Jerome Tiller to Jake Williams. Brandtner averaged 40 yards on his nine punts, including efforts of 60, 58 and 50 yards. He also produced five kicks inside the Nebraska 20.