West Virginia’s T.J. Simmons has earned the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Mountaineer Tykee Smith was named Defensive Player of the Week.
Simmons led all receivers with 90 yards for the game, averaging 22.5 yards per catch in the win over TCU. He led the WVU receiving corps with his first two touchdowns of the season. Simmons had a long reception of 38 yards and his touchdowns were 26 and 38 yards. He also finished with two rushes for 16 yards, including a long of 15 yards.
Smith intercepted his second pass of the season in the fourth quarter. West Virginia has now forced multiple turnovers in 12 of the last 23 games. Smith returned the interception 42 yards on the play, marking the longest interception return of the season. Smith’s interception took place on the WVU 1-yard line with TCU threatening to score late in the fourth quarter. That interception permitted WVU to not allow a touchdown to TCU in the game, marking the first time of not allowing a touchdown since 2018.
All of this week’s honorees were first-time recipients.
2020 BIG 12 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK – WEEK 10 AWARDS
Offensive Player of the Week
T.J. Simmons, WR, Sr., West Virginia
Defensive Player of the Week
Tykee Smith, Spear, So., West Virginia
Special Teams Player of the Week
Jonathan Garibay, PK, Jr., Texas Tech
Newcomer of the Week
Colin Schooler, LB, Sr., Texas Tech