Seth Doege (Texas Tech), Cody Davis (Texas Tech) and Quinn Sharp (Oklahoma State) have been named Big 12 Football Players of the Week, as selected by a media panel. Doege (offense) was honored for the third time in his career while Sharp (special teams) picked up his second career award. Davis (defense) was recognized for the first time.
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Seth Doege, Texas Tech, QB, Sr, Wollforth, Texas
Seth Doege led the Red Raiders to a 49-14 upset over No. 5/4 West Virginia. The 35-point win marked the largest victory over a Top 5 team in school history. Doege threw for a career high 499 yards along with six touchdowns. He was 32-for-42 on the day and became just the fifth quarterback in Tech history to reach the 50 career touchdown plateau. Doege helped TTU take a 35-7 halftime lead as he was 21-of-30 for 336 yards and four TDs at the break. Texas Tech was named the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Cody Davis, Texas Tech, S, Sr, Stephenville, Texas
Cody Davis led a defensive effort that held a potent West Virginia offense to 14 points in Texas Tech’s 49-14 win. He logged a season and game high 13 tackles along with two pass breakups. WVU converted just 30 percent of its third down attempts and 22 percent on fourth down.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Quinn Sharp, OSU, PK/P, Sr, Mansfield, Texas
Quinn Sharp averaged 53 yards on five punts, had four kickoffs that went for touchbacks and connected on field goals from 49 and 42 yards in Oklahoma State’s 20-14 win at Kansas. In a scoreless game, he helped set up OSU’s first touchdown when his 70-yard punt was downed at the KU 8-yard line. After a Jayhawk three-and-out, OSU scored the game’s first points on a 51-yard drive. Sharp had a second punt of over 70 yards and a special teams tackle on a KU kickoff return.
2012 Big 12 Football Players of the Week
Offense Defense Special Teams
9/4 Geno Smith, WVU, QB Isaiah Bruce, WVU, LB Kirby Van Der Kamp, ISU, P
9/10 Collin Klein, K-State, QB Jake Knott, ISU, LB Deante’ Gray, TCU, PR
9/17 David Ash, UT, QB Joel Hasley, TCU, LB Tyler Lockett, K-State, KR
9/24 Tavon Austin, WVU, WR Kenny Cain, TCU, LB Ryan Doerr, K-State, P
10/1 Geno Smith, WVU, QB Cornelius Douglas, TTU, CB DJ Monroe, UT, KR
10/8 Andrew Buie, WVU, RB Alex Okafor, UT, DE Tavon Austin, WVU, KR
10/15 Seth Doege, TTU, QB Cody David, TTU, S Quinn Sharp, OSU, PK/P