In a clash of the Big 12 unbeatens, Oklahoma State University wide receiver James Washington made sure his Cowboys' record remained spotless.

Washington's performance on Saturday against TCU earned the Texan the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the 10th week of the college football season, Cindy Smoak, vice president of SPORTyler, announced on Tuesday.

Washington caught five passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns in the Cowboys' 49-29 upset over the No. 5 Horned Frogs at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The Cowboys have won their first nine games in a season for just the third time in school history and remain unbeaten, keeping their hopes of a College Football Playoff spot alive.

Washington picked up right where he left off last week in Lubbock. The sophomore speedster had 200 yards on four catches against Texas Tech, with touchdown catches of 75 and 73 yards in the fourth quarter. He had catches of 48 and 50 yards in the first nine minutes against TCU.

"He's put together two tremendous games, back-to-back," OSU head coach Mike Gundy said. "That's the big thing is that he's consistent. The thing is, if they double cover him, somebody else has single coverage, and we said earlier in the week, we have to find the single coverage matchups and throw to the one-on-one. Our guys are going to win those a majority of the time. That's where we have to go with the ball."

Washington is a graduate of Stamford High School.

The Cowboys take on Iowa State on Saturday in Ames, Iowa. Kickoff is 2:30 p.m.

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


Previously 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 Honorable Mentions

Tommy Armstrong Jr., junior quarterback, Nebraska

Cibolo (Steele High School)

Passing: 19 of 33 attempts for 320 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions

Rushing: 7 carries for 19 yards, 2 TDs

W, 39-38 over No. 9 Michigan State in Lincoln, Nebraska


Corey Coleman, junior wide receiver, Baylor

Richardson (Pearce HS)

Receiving: 11 catches for 216 yards, 2 TDs

W, 31-24 over Kansas State in Manhattan, Kansas


Ronald Jones II, freshman tailback, Southern California

McKinney (North HS)

Rushing: 19 carries for 177 yards, TD

Receiving: 1 catch for 5 yards, TD

W, 38-30 over Arizona in Los Angeles


Baker Mayfield, junior quarterback, Oklahoma

Austin (Lake Travis HS)

Passing: 23 of 31 for 342 yards, 3 TDs

Rushing: 10 carries for 27 yards, TD

W, 52-16 over Iowa State in Norman, Oklahoma


Larry Rose III, sophomore running back, New Mexico State

Fairfield (Fairfield HS)

Rushing: 31 carries for 207 yards, 2 TDs

Receiving: 2 catches for 85 yards, TD

W, 31-21 over Texas State in San Marcos


Jarrett Stidham, freshman quarterback, Baylor

Stephenville (Stephenville HS)

Passing: 23 of 33 for 419 yards, 3 TDs

Rushing: 7 rushes for 1 yard, TD

W, 31-24 over Kansas State in Manhattan, Kansas







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