Here's a look at the Big 12's top performers from Week 11:
QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma: Fire up the Heisman campaign. Mayfield continues to emerge as one of college football’s most exciting stars after throwing for 270 yards, rushing for 100 yards (excluding sacks) and scoring four total TDs in a 44-34 upset of No. 6 Baylor. He handed the Bears their first-ever loss in McLane Stadium and put on a show with his usual precision passing and theatrical scrambles.
RB DeAndre Washington, Texas Tech: Washington lived it up on his Senior Day with a career-high 248 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the 59-44 win over Kansas State. That’s the third-most rushing yards in a game by a Big 12 back since 2012. With two games left in his Red Raiders career, Washington is only 218 rushing yards away from a 1,500-yard season.
WR Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma: Samaje Perine is just as deserving after his punishing 166-yard performance on Saturday night, but Shepard gets the sticker for a prolific day as Mayfield’s unstoppable go-to guy. Shepard hauled in 14 catches for 177 yards, highlighted a 39-yard, over-the-shoulder catch and dive for one of his two scores. His final catch of the night put Shepard over the 1,000-yard mark on the season.
QB Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State: Rallying back from a 24-7 deficit in Ames took guts, and the sophomore showed serious poise in pulling off comeback and the 35-31 to keep the Cowboys perfect. He guided touchdown drives of 88, 92 and 84 yards, all of them requiring 11 plays or more, and finished with 327 passing yards on the day for his 12th consecutive victory as a starter.
LB Nick Kwiatkoski, West Virginia: The Mountaineers got a heck of a day from their reliable senior leader. Kwiatkoski racked up a team-high nine tackles (seven of them solo stops) plus a forced fumble and a fourth-quarter interception of Jerrod Heard that helped kill Texas’ final comeback bid. That pick set WVU up to extend its lead to 38-20 and secure another much-needed Big 12 win.