The Big 12 gave us a battle, a blowout and a mega blowout this week. Lots of folks had themselves a good day. The top performers in the conference on Saturday:
QB Trevone Boykin, TCU: We legally are allowed to give the young man only one helmet sticker, but he might deserve a few more. In three quarters of play, he threw for a career-best 433 yards and a TCU-record seven touchdowns. Many of those throwing scores were absolute dimes -- his first three TDs really stand out -- and the 82-27 result should get people talking about Boykin as a Heisman contender now.
S Dante Barnett, Kansas State: Barnett was all over the place, racking up four pass breakups to go with his seven tackles in K-State's 23-0 shutout of Texas. He was in on the key fourth-and-1 stop of Johnathan Gray and helped KSU allow only 106 passing yards and 196 total yards on the day.
S Dravon Henry, West Virginia: The touted true freshman is making a name for himself. Henry's 52-yard interception return for a touchdown sealed the 34-10 win at Oklahoma State, and he grabbed another pick in the first quarter. Way to be clutch in a tough road environment, kid.
WR Deante' Gray, TCU: The speedster burned Tech for the longest offensive TD in the Big 12 this season, a 92-yard score in which he danced around three defenders. He finished with 165 yards and two TDs on four catches. Really, though, this helmet sticker could've gone to Aaron Green, Josh Doctson or any number of other TCU skill players.
RB Wendell Smallwood, West Virginia: Rushel Shell and Dreamius Smith got the preseason hype, but Smallwood continues to maximize his value in this dangerous offense. He rushed for a career-high 132 yards on 23 carries in the win at OSU, his second 100-yard performance in three weeks.
CB Kevin Peterson, Oklahoma State: When this season is over, Peterson might end up being the only guy who can boast that he shut down Kevin White. The nation's leading receiver finished with three catches for 27 yards and a score, snapping a seven-game streak of 100-yard games. Peterson deserves some props for that, even in a losing effort.