Big 12 offensive player rankings: Week 12

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Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph looks to pass during the game between K-State and Oklahoma State in Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Nov. 5, 2016. (File Photo by George Walker | The Collegian)

1. Baker Mayfield, junior QB, Oklahoma

Mayfield stays in the top 10; this time claiming the top spot with an outstanding performance against the Baylor Bears, 45-24. Mayfield led Oklahoma to a victory, throwing for 300 yards and two touchdown passes and completing all but five of his passes. Mayfield has led the Sooners’ to seven consecutive wins as they head to Morgantown, West Virginia, to face a tough West Virginia team Saturday.

2. Mason Rudolph, junior QB, Oklahoma State

Rudolph is the real deal, and he showed it with yet another dominating performance for the Oklahoma State quarterback against the Red Raiders. Rudolph had a complete game, only throwing eight incomplete passes, along with 395 yards passing and two touchdowns. Rudolph has led his team to an impressive season thus far. The Cowboys are ranked No. 11 heading into their game against TCU.

3. James Washington, junior WR, Oklahoma State

After a nail-biter of a game against Texas Tech, Washington gets the No. 3 spot for making things happen. Washington grabbed six catches for 158 yards, including a clutch 82-yard touchdown reception at the end of the third quarter. Washington has more than 100 yards receiving in each of his last three games. With this momentum and Rudolph throwing the ball, TCU could be in for a rude awakening.

4. Samaje Perine, junior RB, Oklahoma

The Sooners absolutely dominated the run game against the Bears. After missing the three previous games prior to Baylor, Perine did not look rusty by any means. He carried the ball 23 times for 100 yards, finding the end zone twice. The Sooners are undefeated in conference play, and Perine looks to lead them to another dominant performance Saturday to keep their streak going.

5. Patrick Mahomes II, junior QB, Texas Tech

Despite a heartbreaking loss to Oklahoma State on a missed extra point attempt, Mahomes had a game for the books. Mahomes threw for 361 yards and tacked on three touchdown passes. The 4-6 record does not do justice for how many points the Red Raiders’ offense has produced. They head to Iowa State for their second to last game before closing the season against a tough Baylor team.

6. Joe Mixon, sophomore RB, Oklahoma

The Sooners had not only one, but two running backs who rushed for more than 100 yards Saturday. Mixon turned in his second most rushing yards in a game this season with 124. He carried the ball 14 times and also scored one touchdown. It’s all smiles from coach Bob Stoops with his two young and talented running backs coming in with momentum against the Mountaineers.

7. Justice Hill, freshman RB, Oklahoma State

Hill continues to show signs of his potential. Hill has been spotty throughout the season, but that was not the case against Texas Tech. The true freshman had a stellar performance, running for 126 yards on 18 carries, with a touchdown. Hill was the go-to running back throughout the game and could be a serious force to be reckoned with in years to come.

8. D’Onta Foreman, junior RB, Texas

Although Texas lost to West Virginia, that does not deny the fact that Foreman is good. Really good. After coming off a 341-yard rushing game against Texas Tech, he continued to be the weapon for the Longhorns with 35 carries and 167 yards on the ground. Foreman is having an unbelievable season, rushing for more than 120 yards in all of the games he has played. Foreman will continue his dominance as Texas prepares for a weak Kansas team.

9. Dede Westbrook, senior RB, Oklahoma

Westbrook is the fourth Sooner that managed to make the top 10 this week and for good reason. Westbrook has had a strong season thus far. This weekend was one of his slower games, but he still snagged two touchdowns from Mayfield, along with 88 yards receiving.

10. Kennedy McKoy, freshman RB, West Virginia

Overall, West Virginia did not have a great outing on offense despite managing to edge out Texas. However, one Mountaineer was worthy of the top 10, and it was McKoy. The freshman carried the ball 25 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns. After struggles throughout the season, he proved himself this week, fighting for every yard he could get.

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