OU’s Perine & OSU’s Sanders Win Big 12 Awards

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine and Oklahoma State kick returner Barry J. Sanders have been named the Big 12 Offensive and Special Teams players of the week.

Perine and Sanders were named winners of the awards Monday following Saturday’s OU-OSU game won by the Sooners 38-20.

Perine is Offensive Player of the Week after rushing 37 times for 239 yards and a touchdown in the win. Twenty-seven of his carries, 204 of his yards and the touchdown came in the second half as OU pulled away for the win.

Running back Barry Sanders of the Oklahoma State Cowboys looks back over open field against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions on September 3, 2016 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Running back Barry Sanders of the Oklahoma State Cowboys looks back over open field against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions on September 3, 2016 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Sanders is Special Teams Player of the Week after totaling 138 all-purpose yards, including kick returns of 56 and 49 yards.

West Virginia safety Marvin Gross Jr. is the Defensive Player of the Week.

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