The Big 12 announced the “Players of the Week” for week nine, and two Cowboys found themselves rewarded for their performances against West Virginia.
#Big12FB: Sinor averaged 44.8 yards per punt and downed three of his four punts inside the 20-yard line in the @CowboyFB's win over WVU. pic.twitter.com/1RbwuQlleo— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 31, 2016
#Big12FB: Taylor led the @CowboyFB's defensive effort piling up six tackles and setting career highs with 2.5 sacks and 3.0 TFL. pic.twitter.com/7xJAX0LJKv— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 31, 2016
Zach Sinor continued his impressive season Saturday, averaging nearly 45 yards a kick on four punts. Two punts went over 50 yards, including a 59 yarder from the OSU 26-yard line that was downed at the WVU 15. West Virginia’s average starting field position Saturday was it’s own 24 yard line. This is Sinor’s second Special Teams Player of the week award this season (Sept. 19th / Pittsburgh)
Taylor had a huge game with six total tackles, and a career high 2.5 sacks and 3 TFLs. He also forced the fumble by WVU quarterback Skyler Howard in the first half. The Touchdown two plays later gave OSU a lead it never gave up.
Here is the full list of OSU players who’ve received Big 12 Player of the Week honors this season:
Sept. 19 – James Washington – Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Sept. 19 – Zach Sinor – Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Sept. 26 – Justice Hill – Big 12 Newcomer of the Week
Oct. 3 – Justice Hill – Big 12 Newcomer of the Week
Oct. 24 - Justice Hill – Big 12 Newcomer of the Week
Oct. 24 – Ben Grogan – Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Oct. 31 – Vincent Taylor – Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Oct. 31 – Zach Sinor – Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week