1. D’Onta Foreman, junior RB, Texas
Foreman was a bulldozer for the Longhorns against the No. 8 Baylor Bears on Saturday. Foreman ran the ball 32 times for 250 yards and two scores. Foreman is having a stellar year running the ball and has made a name for himself in Heisman candidate discussions.
2. Baker Mayfield, junior QB, Oklahoma
Mayfield once again finds himself as a top performer in Big 12 play this week, throwing for 236 and four touchdowns. Mayfield’s big game is just another on his Heisman-hopeful junior season as he torched the Jayhawks and led his Sooners to a 56-3 rout against Kansas.
3. Mason Rudolph, junior QB, Oklahoma State
Rudolph had to have a big game to upset the No. 10 West Virginia Mountaineers and he did just that, completing 26 of 36 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns. It was a huge win for the Cowboys as they upset the team tied for first in the Big 12.
4. Armanti Foreman, junior WR, Texas
The Longhorns had three of the top performers in the Big 12 last week, which played a big part in their upset win in a shootout against Baylor. The other Foreman, Armanti, made huge plays all day, catching just four passes for 142 yards and a touchdown.
5. Terence Williams, sophomore RB, Baylor
In a back and fourth game between the Bears and Longhorns, the running backs stole the show, including Baylor running back Terence Williams. Williams ran 24 times for 180 yards and one touchdown. Although Williams had a big game, it wasn’t enough to avoid the upset to in-state rival Texas.
6. Jesse Ertz, junior QB, Kansas State
Ertz has been at the center of the Wildcats’ offense all year long. Although the offense has been the team’s biggest weakness, Ertz has ran and thrown the ball pretty well. Ertz completed 18 of 28 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown as well as 106 yards on the ground. The Wildcats are going to need more production from other positions on the offense if they want to keep up with the other high-scoring Big 12 offenses.
7. Jacob Park, sophomore QB, Iowa State
Iowa State came close to overcoming a 14-point deficit against Kansas State Saturday, but came up short, losing 31-26. Park has struggled all year with turnovers and making bad throws, but he played a good game against a very good K-State defense, throwing for 301 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
8. Shane Buechele, freshman QB, Texas
Buechele is having a very impressive freshman campaign for the Longhorns, and he continues to improve week by week. Buechele helped lead the Longhorns to a huge win against No. 8 Baylor, throwing for 291 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Buechele has sure made a name for himself this year and will only get better as he goes.
9. Patrick Mahomes II, junior QB, Texas Tech
Mahomes has gotten his play back on track after a few rough first weeks in Big 12 play. Interceptions are still an issue for Mahomes, but he continues to make plays for the Red Raiders. He completed 24 of 39 passes for 206 yards, two touchdowns and a pick. Mahomes’ performance led the Red Raiders to a 27-24 victory in double overtime against TCU.
10. Seth Russell, senior QB, Baylor
Russell has had a great year for the Bears, leading them to a 6-0 start and ranked eighth in the nation. Russell played his part to help his team win the game against Texas, throwing for 226 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, but that performance wasn’t enough. Russell will have to continue his superb play to give Baylor any hope of somehow landing a spot in the College Football Playoff.