Oklahoma's Zack Sanchez and Oklahoma State's Tyreek Hill were named Big 12 Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week respectively. It was the first recognition for both players.
Sanchez intercepted his Big 12-leading fifth pass of the season and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown in No. 11 Oklahoma's 31-26 win over Texas. It was the seventh interception of his career. Sanchez scored his first defensive touchdown of the season and the second of his career. The sophomore also tied a career high with eight tackles.
After being avoided all day with pooch kicks, Hill got a chance in a tied game and returned it 99 yards with 6:43 to play lifting No. 16 Oklahoma State to a 27-20 win. He made program history in the process by becoming the first Cowboy to return a kickoff for a touchdown in back-to-back games (Hill needed just 11 seconds to cover the length of the field against Iowa State last week) and is the only player in the country to accomplish the feat this season.
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty (510 yards passing, six touchdowns) was named Offensive Player of the Week and West Virginia kicker Josh Lambert (hit game winning 55-yard field goal against Texas Tech) split the Special Teams honors with Hill.