(DALLAS) Geno Smith (West Virginia), Isaiah Bruce (West Virginia) and Kirby Van Der Kamp (Iowa State) have been named the season's first Big 12 Conference Football Players of the Week, as selected by a media panel. All three picked up their first weekly honors.
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Geno Smith, West Virginia, QB, Sr, Miami, Fla.
Geno Smith accounted for five touchdowns (four passing, one running) as No. 11 West Virginia defeated Marshall, 69-34. He completed 32-of-36 passes for 323 yards and rushed for 65 more yards and one score in just three quarters of work. He was also named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Isaiah Bruce, West Virginia, LB, Fr, Jacksonville, Fla.
In his first collegiate game, Isaiah Bruce finished with a game-high 16 tackles, including seven solo stops for the Mountaineers. He also had a tackle for a loss of eight yards and picked up a fumble and raced 43 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Kirby Van Der Kamp, Iowa State, P, Jr, West Des Moines, Iowa
Kirby Van Der Kamp played a major role in Iowa State's 38-23 win over Tulsa as he averaged 43 yards on nine punts. He dropped five of those punts inside the Tulsa 20-yard line, forcing the Golden Hurricane to begin drives from their own 2, 9, 15, 8 and 13-yard lines