Big names stepped up in big games, as TCU's Trevone Boykin and Baylor's Bryce Hager sparked their teams in impressive blowout wins over Kansas State and Oklahoma. They were joined by other big playmakers, which included a stellar performance from a true freshman, a veteran playmaker re-emerging in Austin and one Lockett replacing another in K-State's record book.
Here's who starred in the Big 12 in Week 11:
TCU QB Trevone Boykin: The Heisman hopeful accounted for four touchdowns (three rushing, one passing) in No. 6 TCU’s 41-20 win over No. 7 Kansas State in a battle of top-10 teams. Boykin rushed for 123 yards and passed for 219 yards, while using his shifty open-field running and deft passing to create havoc for K-State’s defense.
TCU HB Aaron Green: The Nebraska transfer stepped right in for an injured B.J. Catalon, rushing for 171 yards and one touchdown and earned a shutout from Johnny Football after a dynamic 65-yard touchdown run. He averaged 9.5 yards per carry and was a handful in the open field for KSU defenders.
Baylor WR Corey Coleman: Quickly earning a spot among the Big 12’s best receivers, Coleman had 15 receptions for 224 yards and one touchdown in No. 12 BU’s 48-14 win over No. 15 Oklahoma. He added two carries for 7 yards and another score. Coleman has eight touchdowns in BU’s past five games.
Baylor LB Bryce Hager: He was all over the place, finishing with 8.5 tackles (seven solo stops), one tackle-for-loss and a game-changing interception. His 36-yard return of a Trevor Knight pass helped change the momentum and spark BU’s 45 unanswered points.
Kansas RB Corey Avery: The running back helped KU win its first Big 12 game of the year with 17 carries for 103 yards and one touchdown in the Jayhawks’ 34-14 win over Iowa State. It was the first 100-yard rushing game for the true freshman, who should be a key part of the Jayhawks' offense for years to come.
Kansas LB Victor Simmons: The senior was a disruptive force on KU’s defense with five tackles, (four solo), two sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup.
Texas DE Cedric Reed: Apparently Mr. Reed wanted to remind people why he was considered one of the Big 12’s top defensive linemen heading into the season. He had 12 tackles (seven solo) with four tackles-for-loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry in UT’s 33-16 win over West Virginia.
West Virginia WR Kevin White: Even in a losing effort, his production is hard to overlook. The Mountaineers suffered their second straight loss with the setback in Austin, but White finished with 16 receptions for 132 yards for WVU.
Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett: The Wildcats senior was a handful for TCU defenders, finishing with 11 receptions for 196 yards and one touchdown. Lockett became KSU’s all-time leader in receiving yards with 3,073, rising past his father Kevin’s 3,032 from 1993-96.