Here's a look at the Big 12's top performers in Week 14:
Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett: It should be no surprise that the Wildcats' career leader in receptions and receiving yards had a big final game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on senior day. Lockett had nine receptions for 119 yards and two touchdowns while finishing with 198 all-purpose yards in a 51-13 win over Kansas. He has 222 career receptions and 3,388 receiving yards, both No. 1 all time at KSU, and is tied with his father, Kevin, with 26 career touchdown receptions.
TCU LB Paul Dawson: Every defender deserves consideration to get a helmet sticker anytime a defense forces six turnovers and scores twice on defense. But Dawson gets the nod. He made another strong case to be considered the Big 12 defensive player of the year in TCU's 48-10 win over Texas on Thanksgiving night. He had a team-high 10 tackles (nine solo), including two tackles for loss and one interception. The senior made plays all over the field for Gary Patterson's defense.
TCU WR Josh Doctson: The Horned Frogs playmaker was open even when he wasn't open. Quarterback Trevone Boykin simply threw the ball high, allowing a well-covered Doctson to soar over UT defenders to make the catch on multiple occasions. Doctson finished with seven receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown in the win.
West Virginia QB Skyler Howard: Making his first Big 12 start, Howard subbed in admirably for starter Clint Trickett, who missed WVU's 37-24 win over Iowa State with concussion symptoms. Howard was 21-of-40 for 285 yards and three touchdowns while adding seven carries for 69 yards. Most importantly, Howard didn’t throw an interception, although he did have one lost fumble, as he protected the ball better than Trickett had during the past few weeks.
Baylor RB Shock Linwood: Whenever the Bears call upon the sophomore, he responds. Linwood had 24 carries for 156 yards and two touchdowns (6.6 yards per carry) in Baylor's 48-46 win over Texas Tech . Linwood passed the 1,000-yard mark for the season with 1,133 rushing yards in 11 games this season.
Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes: The true freshman makes a stronger case to be the Red Raiders' future behind center with each passing week. Mahomes was superb in Tech's 48-46 loss to Baylor. He finished 30-of-56 for 598 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. He also added nine carries for 27 yards while quarterbacking his team to a late, but ultimately unsuccessful, rally against the nation's No. 7 team.