Big 12 offensive player rankings: Week 11

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Texas running back D’Onta Foreman returns the ball during the game between K-State and Texas in Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Oct. 22, 2016. (File Photo by George Walker | The Collegian)

1. D’Onta Foreman, junior RB, Texas

Once again, Foreman had a monster game on Saturday against Texas Tech, rushing 33 times for 341 yards and three touchdowns. Foreman has been the Longhorns’ workhorse this year, totaling 1,446 yards and 13 touchdowns this season, and continuing to make his case for the 2016 Heisman Trophy.

2. Kyle Hicks, junior RB, TCU

Hicks stole the show on Saturday as he put a shocking five rushing touchdowns on the day for the Horned Frogs. Hicks ran 26 times for 192 yards. It was a monster game for Hicks and TCU, as he lead the Horned Frogs to a 62-22 rout over Baylor on Saturday.

3. Mason Rudolph, junior QB, Oklahoma State

Rudolph continues to put up big numbers through the air this year as he picked apart a pesky Kansas State secondary in Manhattan on Saturday. Rudolph threw for 457 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions, leading his Cowboys to a 43-37 win over the Wildcats.

4. Baker Mayfield, junior QB, Oklahoma

Mayfield’s strong play has consistently kept him in the top five just about every week when it comes to top Big 12 offensive performers. Mayfield is still in the hunt for the Heisman this year and his game Nov. 3 against Iowa State helped his case. Mayfield threw for 328 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

5. Dede Westbrook, senior WR, Oklahoma

Westbrook is having one stellar senior year for the Sooners. He is putting up pretty big numbers consistently and did just that on Nov. 3. Westbrook hauled in seven catches for 131 yards and a touchdown against the Cyclones. It may not look like a huge game on paper, but it is the big play-making ability of Westbrook that makes him such a threat.

6. Patrick Mahomes II, junior QB, Texas Tech

Mahomes is having an incredible year. He does tend to make some mistakes and force the ball into some spots, but he can sling it. Mahomes had a strong performance on Saturday against in-state rival Texas, in what was a shootout game. Mahomes threw for 367 yards, three touchdowns and one pick. It was not enough to win the game as the Red Raiders fell to Texas, 45-37.

7. Skyler Howard, senior QB, West Virginia

Howard and the Mountaineers continued their great season with a 27-point win over the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday. Howard exposed the Jayhawks’ defense all game long, having himself a very productive game with 260 yards passing and three touchdowns.

8. Jesse Ertz, junior QB, Kansas State

Ertz is listed as K-State’s quarterback, but he is also the team’s leading rusher and ran the ball 30 times on Saturday against Oklahoma State. Ertz had an ugly game passing the ball, but he ran well, tallying 153 yards on the ground along with three touchdowns. It’s a miracle Ertz hasn’t been hurt more this year with the amount of times he has ran the ball. He’s clearly a tough kid, but maybe the Wildcats’ co-offensive coordinator should be more cautious with their top offensive playmaker.

9. Steven Sims Jr., sophomore WR, Kansas

Sims looks like he could be a special player down the road for the Jayhawks. Kansas used Sims articulately against West Virginia, as he had nine receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown. He even threw a pass for 40 yards, proving that he could be a Swiss Army Knife type of player for the Jayhawks.

10. Shane Buechele, freshman QB, Texas

Buechele added on yet another good performance to his impressive freshman year on Saturday against Texas Tech, throwing for 244 yards and two touchdowns. Buechele didn’t have the most accurate game throwing the ball, as he only completed half of his throws, but his performance helped lead Texas to a big win against Texas Tech.

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