Time to hand out a few awards after this week's games:
Steele Jantz, QB, Iowa State: It looks like we've got a new big man on campus in Ames. Jantz rallied the Cyclones to a triple-overtime win over Iowa, the program's first win in the Cy-Hawk rivalry since 2007. He threw a fourth-down touchdown pass to extend the game to a second overtime and another TD in the fourth quarter to tie the game. He finished with 279 yards passing and four touchdowns on 25-of-37 passing and 42 yards on 16 carries, consistently making plays with his feet.
Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State: Yes, Brandon Weeden was outstanding, completing his first 13 passes and 22 of his first 23 passes. But Randle was a yard from history in a mini coming out party. The sophomore back ran for 121 yards and two scores on just 15 carries, and caught nine passes for 99 yards. One more yard and he'd have been the first player in school history with a 100-100 game. He'll have to settle for a helmet sticker from yours truly.
James Franklin, QB, Missouri: Yes, his effort came in a loss, but Franklin threw two huge touchdown passes in the fourth quarter -- including one on fourth down -- to claw the Tigers back from a 30-16 fourth-quarter deficit. He completed 26-of-42 passes for 319 yards and ran for 84 yards on 27 carries, accounting for five total touchdowns. That's 403 yards of offense on the road against an opponent that should be ranked. Not bad for a second start.
Jordan Webb, QB, Kansas: Webb had a huge game for the Jayhawks, including a dramatic touchdown pass in the final minute to move KU to 2-0. He finished 21-of-30 for 281 yards and three touchdowns. Looks like Kansas has officially found its quarterback. Nice to see Webb bounce back from a rough year last season.
Texas: I'm not sure you can pick out one guy from this game. The main takeaway from Saturday's game? Texas showed some actual toughness for the first time since 2009, when it rolled undefeated into the national championship game. That's huge. Texas knows every game is going to be a fistfight and it doesn't have much offensive firepower. Mack Brown is preaching it. The Longhorns learned a lot about themselves in a gutsy comeback on Saturday night. BYU isn't a great team, but they're good, and Brown is 100 percent right when he told reporters after the game that Texas doesn't win this game a year ago. The Longhorns might have even been blown out.