Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Another tough choice this week that kept me up late looking through the game books before making my decision.
Here they are:
Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert: Completed 25 of 40 passes for a career-high 414 yards and three touchdowns to lead Missouri to a 31-21 triumph over Nevada Friday night. It marked the third time in four games that Gabbert has thrown for three touchdowns this season.
Kansas wide receiver Kerry Meier: Produced 10 catches for a career-high 141 yards and two touchdowns to boost the Jayhawks to a 35-28 victory over Southern Mississippi. Meier snagged a 62-yard touchdown reception from Todd Reesing to account for Kansas' first touchdown and later added a 12-yard reception with 14:15 left to account for the game-winning touchdown.
Kansas State wide receiver/kick returner Brandon Banks: Became the first player in Kansas State and Big 12 history to return two kickoff returns for touchdowns to spark the Wildcats’ 49-7 triumph over Tennessee Tech. Banks produced 303 total yards, including kickoff touchdown returns of 91 and 92 yards for scores and three receptions for 90 yards.
The Texas defense: Let’s cut this one about 11 ways, considering the Longhorns didn’t allow UTEP an offensive touchdown in their 64-7 victory over the Miners. The Longhorns limited UTEP to 53 yards on 51 snaps and produced four interceptions, a fumble recovery and four sacks. The Miners mustered only seven first downs and converted 1 of 12 third-down plays.
Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson: Tied an A&M quarterback record with three rushing touchdowns and also added three touchdown passes leading the Aggies to a 56-19 triumph over UAB. Johnson completed 23 of 29 passes for 290 yards and also added 61 rushing yards on 14 carries. His efforts helped the Aggies roll up 544 yards and convert 12 of 13 third-down plays when he was in the lineup.