Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon Named Co-Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week


For the second time this season and Oklahoma football player has been recognized by the Big 12 Conference for the Offensive Player of the Week award.

Fresh off a 66-59 shootout win over Texas Tech, in Lubbock, Joe Mixon was named as the Co-Offensive Player of the Week from the league office. In the win, Mixon rushed for a career-high 263 rushing yards (most by a Big 12 back this season), while also racking up 114 receiving yards and 5 total touchdowns.

Mixon is the only FBS player this year to score at least two rushing TDs and two receiving TDs in one game, and his three receiving touchdowns were an Oklahoma football record for a running back.

On the season, Mixon ranks second nationally with his 207 all-purpose yards per game. In Big 12 play, he’s averaging 226 yards per contest which is a league best. He joins Dede Westbrook as the only two players to have received the honor this season, and he shares it this week with Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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