The Big 12 helmet stickers to honor the top performances of Week 8:
The entire Oklahoma and Texas Tech offensive units: This was just insane. The Sooners and Red Raiders combined to set FBS records for the most yardage (1,708) and passing yardage (1,279) in a game. Oklahoma won 66-59, but the score was only a footnote as OU quarterback Baker Mayfield finished 27-of-36 for 545 yards and seven touchdowns. Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II hit 52 of 88 passes -- both Big 12 records -- for an FBS-record-tying 734 yards with five touchdowns and a record 819 total yards. OU running back Joe Mixon, in fact, may have ranked as the biggest star with 263 yards rushing and 114 receiving, the first Oklahoma player ever to record a 200-100 performance. Dede Westbrook also caught nine passes for 202 yards. If you’re counting -- and we are -- that’s 776 yards and 10 touchdowns over the past four games for Westbrook.
Kansas State DE Jordan Willis: He tallied a pair of sacks to extend his Big 12-high total to eight in the Wildcats’ 24-21 win over Texas. Willis, a senior, has recorded sacks in five of seven games this year and moved to fourth in K-State history with 22.5 career sacks.
West Virginia QB Skyler Howard: With a boost from his special teams and defense, both of which caused turnovers in the first three minutes of the Mountaineers’ 34-10 win over TCU, Howard took over from there. The senior completed 16 of 23 passes for 231 yards and four touchdowns -- connecting with four different receivers on scoring strikes as WVU moved to 6-0.
Oklahoma State RB Justice Hill: The true freshman has grown to become a focal point offensively for the Cowboys. Oklahoma State called his number on its first four plays in a 44-20 win over Kansas, and he finished with 22 carries for a career-best 162 yards. Hill’s lone touchdown late in the first half put Oklahoma State ahead for good in its seventh straight win over the Jayhawks.
Kansas S Fish Smithson: The senior recorded 16 tackles (including 14 solo stops), a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.