Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Taylor Martinez, Nebraska, QB, Fr, Corona, Calif.
Taylor Martinez accounted for 369 yards in Nebraska's win at Kansas State. He carried the ball 15 times for 241 yards with four touchdowns, covering 14, 35, 80 and 41 yards. He also went 5-of-7 through the air for 128 yards, including a 79-yard scoring strike. Martinez' 241 rushing yards set a Nebraska quarterback rushing record and were the eighth-most in school history. It was also the most rushing yards by any Husker since 1991. The 369 yards of total offense was an NU freshman single-game record while the four rushing touchdowns marked the first time a Nebraska player has reached that feat since 2002. Martinez has 12 touchdowns this season with eight of the 12 covering at least 20 yards, including a pair of 80-yard touchdown runs. The redshirt freshman's 79-yard touchdown pass to Kyler Reed was the longest pass play for NU since 2002.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Lavonte David, Nebraska, LB, Jr, Miami, Fla.
Lavonte David registered 16 total tackles, including 10 unassisted in the Huskers' win over Kansas State. He also had one sack and two tackles-for-loss. The junior linebacker reached double figures in tackles for the third time this season and marked his second consecutive game with 16 or more, accounting for NU's top two tackle games since 2004. He made key stops to halt KSU's first two drives and another in the first half that forced the Wildcats to kick a field goal.