Big 12 Offensive Power Rankings: week 4

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TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin runs 23 yards for his third rushing touchdown of the evening to put the Horned Frogs up 41-14 in the fourth quarter of the No. 7-ranked Wildcats' 41-20 loss to the No. 6-ranked Texas Christian University Horned Frogs November 8, 2014, at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. K-State surrendered 334 rushing yards, the most since losing at Baylor in 2012, to TCU during the game, and allowed TCU to score four rushing touchdowns after allowing a total of five in its previous eight games this season. (File Photo by Parker Robb | The Collegian)

1. Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU (1)

The senior quarterback recorded 454 passing yards and five passing touchdowns while throwing 30 passes, completing 21. Boykin also had 50 yards rushing, including a 20 yard TD run for a total of 504 yards on offense in a 56-37 victory against SMU.

2. Josh Doctson, WR, TCU (3)

Coming off of a week with five receptions and two touchdowns for 171 receiving yards in TCU’s 56-37 victory over SMU, Josh Doctson had to move up at least one spot. The machine of an offense that TCU currently hosts is unstoppable at the moment.

3. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma (Unranked)

I’ll be honest, I did not hop on the Baker Mayfield hype-train after his first two games. Now, consider me a fan. It is hard to ignore the school record 572 total offensive yards in a 52-38 victory over Tulsa. He threw 32-of-38 for 487 total passing yards while rushing for 85 yards on 13 carries. He had four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns for six on the day.

4. Spencer Drango, LT, Baylor (2)

Baylor’s Spencer Drango fell two spots on his bye week due to two excellent performances from Josh Doctson and Baker Mayfield. Expect Drango to be back in the mix of top three next week as his season resumes against the Rice Owls.

5. Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor (4)

Corey Coleman also falls a spot as a Baylor Bear who was punished by the bye week. Expect a big week from Coleman next week.

6. Cody Whitehair, tackle, K-State (5)

Cody Whitehair came through with another huge performance in his Wildcats’ 39-33 triple overtime victory over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. He led his offensive line to allow only one sack to quarterback Joe Hubener and allowed Justin Silmon to an average of 4.7 yards on the day.

7. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech (7)

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes came through with yet another huge game for the Red Raiders. Mahomes completed 26 of his 30 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 58 yards and two touchdowns. Mahomes is really beginning to show his abilities as a top all-around quarterback.

8. Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma (8)

Samaje Perine is beginning to get into form. He dropped 152 yards and a touchdown on a solid day against Tulsa in a 52-38 victory for the Sooners.

9. Shock Linwood, RB, Baylor (9)

Shock Linwood, on the bye week, had a bit to rest his legs that are so good at breaking through tackles from some of the biggest defenders in the league. Expect big numbers from him in this next week.

10. Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma (10)

Though he didn’t score this past weekend, he reeled in eight catches for 144 yards. A bit unlucky not to score but he did a good job at getting his Sooners down the field and into the redzone.

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