Courtesy of the Big 12 Conference
Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Jake Knott (Iowa State) and D.J. Beshears (Kansas) have been selected Big 12 Conference Football Players of the Week, as selected by a media panel. Jones (offense) was honored for the second time this season and fourth occasion in his career. Knott (defense) and Beshears (special teams) were recognized for the first time.
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Landry Jones, Oklahoma, QB, So, Artesia, N.M.
Landry Jones completed 36-of-51 passes for 370 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Oklahoma's win over Cincinnati. He connected on 13 passes in a row during one stretch, the longest consecutive string of completions during his career. The completion total is also the highest of Jones' career.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Jake Knott, Iowa State, LB, So, Waukee, Iowa
Jake Knott was part of the defense that forced five turnovers to record Iowa State's first shutout since 2004 in its win over Northern Iowa. Knott registered a game-high 11 tackles while forcing a fumble and also made his third interception of the season.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
D.J. Beshears, Kansas, RB/KR, So, Denton, Texas
D.J. Beshears returned two kickoffs for 117 yards, including a 96-yarder for a touchdown in Kansas' win over New Mexico State. He made his first career start at running back (had started three games on defense at cornerback last year) and responded with 161 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns. His night included eight rushes for 38 yards and two touchdowns along with two receptions for six yards.