The Mountaineers and Texas are the only teams to have offensive, defensive and special teams winners this season. Out of a possible 18 superlatives in six weeks, WVU has six - and that's in five games with 15 possible superlatives.
Four WVU players - Buie, Austin and quarterback Geno Smith twice - have won the offensive award and linebacker Isaiah Bruce has won the defensive award. WVU is the only team to have multiple winners in multiple weeks.
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IN THE season's nine Big 12 games, the losing teams are averaging 26.8 points and teams have lost with 63, 45 and 36 points. The winning teams are averaging 40.1 points and every winner has scored at least 20 points.
In the Big East, the winning teams are averaging 25.4 points and have won with 23, 19 and 14 points. The losing teams average 13.4 points and haven't topped 28 yet.
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TWO TEAMS made quarterback changes Saturday. Iowa State used Jared Barnett in the victory over TCU and Trevone Boykin.
Barnett, who helped the Cyclones beat ranked Texas Tech and Oklahoma State last season, replaced Steele Jantz and threw a career-high three touchdown passes.
"I don't know if there was a biggest reason, but there were a number of things, including the confidence of our football team and the confidence of the two players," Iowa State Coach Paul Rhoads said. "Then there's the fact he's always led our football team when he's played quarterback. He hasn't always made plays necessarily, but he's led the team and that was something we needed. We needed somebody to make good decisions."
Boykin replaced Casey Pachall, who was arrested last Wednesday and charged with DWI.
Boykin practiced Tuesday and Wednesday last week at running back because the Horned Frogs were running out of players there.
TCU Coach Gary Patterson, who said he's met with the school's athletic director and chancellor and will update Pachall's indefinite suspension today, had a mixed opinion about Boykin.
"He was good, considering Iowa State has a pretty good defense and we had 85 plays and 455 yards," he said, "but you can't throw three interceptions, especially not one for a touchdown, and you can't turn the ball over. He's got to do a better job managing the game."
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