NOV 28 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech, QB, Jr, Whitehouse, Texas...Mahomes II tied a career high with six passing touchdowns in a 54-35 win over Baylor, while throwing for 586 yards...It was his fourth game with 500-plus passing yards this season.
Posted one of the most impressive first seasons by a Texas A&M freshman defender in school history ... led the team in QB sacks (11.5), tackles for loss (14.0) and QB hurries (9), and also was second among defensive linemen with 53 tackles ...
Tied Iowa single-season record with eight interceptions (Lou King, 1981 and Nile Kinnick, 1939) . . . ranked second in the nation with eight interceptions, including two each vs. Pitt and Wisconsin . . . 88-yard interception return for a touchdown vs. Maryland ties as seventh longest in school history . . . Big Ten Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . Jim Thorpe national Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . .
Great football players are seldom defined by any physical testing numbers. Still, eye-catching 40 times or vertical-jump measurements often help turn a four-star recruit into a five-star guy.