First off, redshirt junior quarterback Casey Thompson, who was named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week, a Manning Award Star of the Week, and the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week. That’s pretty solid considering it was Thompson’s first start in at least four years. All in all, Thompson went 18-of-23 for 303 yards and five touchdowns on the day.
Next up, true freshman wide receiver Xavier Worthy, a California native who’s burst onto the scene for the Longhorns. Worthy caught five passes for 100 yards and three touchdowns, a new school record for freshmen. Worthy was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.
There’s still a lot of football left this season, and thus plenty more awards to win.