1. Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU (unranked)
Boykin is rewarded with the honor of this week’s No. 1 thanks to his ability to take over games. In TCU’s 40-10 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers, Boykin completed 32 of 47 pass attempts for 388 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. Boykin broke the TCU school record for total career offensive yards, tallying 12,041. This breaks Andy Dalton’s record of 11,925 from 2007 to 2010.
2. Jakeem Grant, WR, Texas Tech (unranked)
Jakeem Grant had one of the best days of his collegiate career on Saturday against Oklahoma State. Despite losing 53-70, Grant notched a career-best 13 receptions for 178 yards and a touchdown. Adding to that, his touchdown was a 100-yard kickoff return.
3. Josh Doctson, WR, TCU (unranked)
Doctson continued his huge season on Thursday against West Virginia. He exposed the Mountaineer defense by catching 11 passes for 183 yards and two scores.
4. J.W. Walsh, QB, Oklahoma State (3)
The two-quarterback system is working wonders for the Oklahoma State Cowboys as Mason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh have a certain chemistry that cannot be stopped. Walsh entered the game in the fourth quarter and threw just five passes for 167 yards. On those five passes, four were completed and two were touchdowns. He also ran for 80 yards on eight carries, including a rushing touchdown.
5. Mike Warren, RB, Iowa State (9)
This freshman Cyclone could be one of my favorite young prospects in the Big 12. Warren took over in the Cyclones’ 24-0 shutout victory over Texas, as he recorded 157 yards on 32 carries for a touchdown. It seems almost as if Iowa State is beginning to form their offense around Warren.
6. Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma (unranked)
Sterling Shepard owned the field against Kansas. He caught 11 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown in Oklahoma’s 62-7 victory.
7. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech (unranked)
Patrick Mahomes consistently shows top performances by the week despite Texas Tech’s poor record of 5-4. He did it again Saturday against Oklahoma State, completing 38 of his 55 passes for 480 yards in the air along with four touchdowns. Mahomes also did work on the ground, recording 11 carries for 46 yards and a touchdown.
8. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma (unranked)
Baker Mayfield had a field day against the Kansas Jayhawks. He comfortably threw for 383 yards, completing 27 of his 32 passes, including four touchdowns.
9. James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State (unranked)
James Washington had perhaps one of the most efficient days I’ve seen in a while. Despite catching just four passes, Washington had 200 receiving yards and two touchdowns on the day.
10. Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma (1)
Samaje Perine, my No. 1 last week, did not necessarily have a bad week. Despite falling quite a bit in my rankings, he still showed confidence in his running game. On 11 carries, he notched 90 rushing yards for two touchdowns against the Kansas Jayhawks.