IRVING, Texas – Jayhawk sophomore quarterback Todd Reesing was named Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the league office Monday. Reesing, who threw four touchdown passes in the Jayhawks’ 45-7 win over Iowa State this past weekend, shared the award with Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell.
Reesing, a 5-foot-10 Austin, Texas, native, completed 21-of-26 passes for 253 yards and four touchdowns versus the Cyclones. The four-touchdown game was the fourth of the season for Reesing, while he also finished the game without any interceptions for the sixth-straight game.
Reesing is the first Jayhawk to earn offensive player of the week honors this season. Cornerback Aqib Talib (11/12) picked up defensive player of the week honors, while Scott Webb (10/22) and Marcus Herford (9/10) were each tabbed for special teams player of the week.
Reesing is the first KU offensive player to earn the honor since running back Jon Cornish picked up the honor following the Kansas State game in 2006.
The No. 2-ranked Jayhawks, who improved to 11-0 with the win over ISU, will host fourth-ranked Missouri (10-1) in the regular season finale on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Game time is slated for 7 p.m., with a live telecast by ABC. In addition, ESPN College Gameday will broadcast live throughout the day from Arrowhead Stadium.
Big 12 Weekly Honors
Co-Offensive Players of the Week
Todd Reesing, So, QB, Kansas (Austin, Texas)
Todd Reesing connected on 21 of 26 passes for 253 and four touchdowns in three quarters of action in Kansas’ 45-7 win against Iowa State. Reesing completed 19 of his first 20 attempts with the lone incompletion being a pass he threw away.
Graham Harrell, Jr, QB, Texas Tech (Ennis, Texas)
Graham Harrell passed for two scores and rushed for another in leading Texas Tech to a 34-27 win over No. 3 Oklahoma. Harrell completed 47 of 72 attempts for 420 yards in becoming the fifth player in NCAA history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season.
Defensive Player of the Week
Nathan Peterson, Sr, DB, Oklahoma State (Tulsa, Okla.)
Nathan Peterson enjoyed a career night in Oklahoma State’s 45-14 victory against Baylor. Peterson matched a career-best with three sacks and tallied a personal-high five tackles for loss in a six-tackle performance for the Cowboys.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Jeremy Maclin, Fr, KR, Missouri (Kirkwood, Mo.)
Jeremy Maclin recorded a 99-yard kickoff return for touchdown, the first for Missouri since 1982, as the Tigers’ beat Kansas State, 49-32. Maclin totaled a MU record 360 all-purpose yards in the contest in breaking the NCAA single-season freshman all-purpose yardage record.