September 16, 2013
Blake Bell (Oklahoma), Kip Daily (K-State) and Josh Stewart (Oklahoma State) were named Big 12 Football Players of the Week. Bell (offense) and Daily (defense) picked up their first weekly award while Stewart (special teams) was honored for the second time in his career.
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Blake Bell, Oklahoma, QB, Jr, Wichita, Kan.
Blake Bell completed 27-of-37 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns in Oklahoma’s 51-20 win over Tulsa. All of his numbers marked career-highs. The Wichita, Kan., junior did not throw an interception and posted a 202.4 rating. He also ran 10 times for 24 yards. Bell’s 413 passing yards were the most by an OU quarterback in his first career start, passing Sam Bradford’s record of 363 yards vs. North Texas (9/1/07).
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Kip Daily, K-State, DB, Sr, College Station, Texas
Defensive back Kip Daily got the Wildcats on the board first last Saturday when he picked off a pass and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown in K-State’s 37-7 win over Massachusetts. It was the second-straight week K-State registered a pick-six. Daily finished the game with two interceptions which marked the first multi-interception game by a Wildcat since Allen Chapman had three against Oklahoma State last season, while it tied for the sixth-most in a single game in school history. He also added three tackles.
Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Josh Stewart, Oklahoma State, WR/PR, Jr, Denton, Texas
Josh Stewart scored on a 67-yard punt return and took a second punt back 41 yards to set up an OSU touchdown in lifting the Cowboys to a 59-3 win over Lamar. Stewart finished with 114 punt return yards for the eighth-highest single-game total in Oklahoma State history. His 67-yarder marked OSU's first punt return for a touchdown since Josh Cooper had a 66-yarder against Troy on Sept. 11, 2010. It was also OSU’s longest punt return since 2009.