Baylor wide receiver K.D. Cannon caught long-distance touchdown passes from two different quarterbacks to help the No. 10 Bears win 45-35 at No. 6 Oklahoma State and snap a 76-year run of futility for Baylor in Stillwater.
For his efforts, Cannon was named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for Week 12 of the college football season.
Cannon, who graduated from Mount Pleasant High School, hauled in 10 passes for 210 yards and touchdowns of 59 and 71 yards. Cannon's 210 yards receiving were the fifth-most in a game in program history, the third highest in a Big 12 game this year and the 10th most by an FBS player in 2015.
"We were really fired up because coming to Stillwater, we hadn't won here at all," Cannon said following the game. "It was an important game for coach Briles and the team."
Cannon's first score came early in the first quarter on a 59-yard hookup with true freshman quarterback Jarrett Stidham. That gave Baylor a 14-0 lead at the time.
His second TD occurred midway through the third quarter on a pass from Chris Johnson, who'd been forced to replace Stidham because of injury. Cannon's 71-yard play gave Baylor a 38-14 lead and the Bears held off Oklahoma City after that.
Cannon's performance marked the seventh time this season that a Baylor player had produced 200 or more receiving yards. He joins teammate Corey Coleman as the only players in program history to record multiple games with 200-plus receiving yards.
This also marks the fourth time this season that a Baylor player has won this award. Cannon joins Coleman (Week 2), Seth Russell (Week 5, 7) as Baylor Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award POY winners. The Big 12 conference also continues to dominate the award with 11 of the 12 weekly winners coming from Big 12 participants.
Each week during the regular season, an Earl Campbell Tyler Rose National Player of the Week is selected by a committee leading up to the finalists announcement in December.
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, tenacity and community; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.
In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas high school and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year DI Texas college.
For more information and to vote on the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, go to www.earlcampbellaward.com.
Previous weekly award winners:
Week 1 - Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech quarterback
Week 2 - Corey Coleman, Baylor wide receiver
Week 3 - Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma quarterback
Week 4 - Josh Doctson, TCU wide receiver
Week 5 - Seth Russell, Baylor quarterback
Week 6 - Trevone Boykin, TCU quarterback
Week 7 - Seth Russell, Baylor quarterback
Week 8 - Samaje Perine, Oklahoma running back
Week 9 - Kyler Murray, Texas A&M quarterback
Week 10 - James Washington, Oklahoma State receiver
Week 11 - Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma quarterback
Week 12 Honorable Mentions
Bralon Addison, Jr., WR, Oregon
Missouri (Fort Bend Hightower HS)
Receiving: five catches for 105 yards and a touchdown
W, 48-28 vs. USC
Andrew Allen, Soph., QB, New Mexico State
Texas City (Texas City HS)
Passing: 13 of 31 for 243 yards and four touchdowns
W, 37-34 at Louisiana-Lafayette
Isaiah Jones, Jr., WR, East Carolina
Austin (Stephen F. Austin HS)
Receiving: 14 catches for 181 yards and two touchdowns
W, 44-7 at UCF
Xavier Jones, Fr., RB, SMU
Spring (Spring HS)
Rushing: 17 carries for 117 yards and three touchdowns. Receiving: 3 catches for 44 yards
W, 49-21 vs. Tulane
Devante Mays Jr., RB, Utah State
Livingston (Livingston HS)
Rushing: 22 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns
W, 31-27 vs. Nevada
Fred Ross, Jr., WR, Mississippi State
Tyler (John Tyler HS)
Receiving: 10 catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns
W, 51-50 at Arkansas
Jarveon Williams, Jr., RB, UTSA
Converse (Judson HS)
Rushing: 22 carries for 163 yards and two touchdowns
W, 34-24 vs. Rice