Take a look back at the best performances of Week 7 in the Big 12 and look ahead to Week 8.
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Grier, Okoronkwo, Ryen named Big 12 Players of the Week
Will Grier was named the Big 12's Offensive Player and Newcomer of the Week after his five-TD performance in West Virginia's comeback win vs. Texas Tech. Oklahoma's Ogbonnia Okoronkwo recorded a career-high five QB hurries en route to winning Defensive Player of the Week, while Iowa State's Trever Ryen's impressive performance in the Cyclones' shutout of Kansas earned him Special Teams Player of the Week.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
How good has the quarterbacking been in the Big 12 this season? Through Week 7, Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph leads nation in passing with 395 yards per game. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield leads in completion percentage with a rate of 72.7. And West Virginia's Will Grier leads in TD passes with 21.
West Virginia's come-from-behind win over Texas Tech moved the Mountaineers up to No. 4 in the Big 12 power rankings and kept them in the title hunt.
Mean Green lead Week 7's most improbable comebacks
Prior to rallying for a 98-yard drive to take the lead for good over UTSA with 10 seconds left, North Texas had the lowest in-game win probability of any victorious team in Week 7. Air Force, West Virginia and Boston College had the next lowest.
Mountaineers adjust, put clamps on Tech passing
After Nic Simonek had a big first half, West Virginia held Texas Tech's QB to only 71 pass yards and no touchdowns in the second half. The Mountaineers rallied for a 46-35 win.
Will Grier threw four of his five touchdown passes in the second half and West Virginia overcame an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat No. 24 Texas Tech 46-35 on Saturday.
FPI gives slight edge to Texas Tech
Texas Tech has lost three straight games against West Virginia -- including last year's 48-17 thumping -- but the Red Raiders are hot and ranked for the first time since 2013. With last week's loss to TCU, West Virginia has now lost nine straight games vs AP-ranked opponents and is 1-11 in such games since 2014 (Noon ET, ESPNU/ESPN App).
Our Big 12 writers are divided on who will win when Texas and Oklahoma split the Cotton Bowl.
The story about David Sills being recruited as an early teen by Lane Kiffin remains entertaining. But the junior receiver's play for West Virginia has become his primary narrative.