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TCU’s Carraway wins Big 12 honors after three-sack game at Kansas

TCU defensive end Josh Carraway greets fans in the tunnel before the start of the game against Oklahoma two weeks ago.
TCU defensive end Josh Carraway greets fans in the tunnel before the start of the game against Oklahoma two weeks ago. AP

TCU defensive end Josh Carraway was named Big 12 defensive player of the week after recording three sacks last week at Kansas.

All three came in the fourth quarter, and two came on the final drive of the game to help prevent the Jayhawks from getting closer than a 54-yard field goal attempt to win. The kick missed, and TCU won 24-23.

The sack total was the most by a single player for TCU since 2012, and Carraway’s eight tackles tied his career high.

Carraway, a senior from Flower Mound, led TCU in sacks last season with nine.

“I just felt like, as one of the leaders and as one of the captains, they’re looking at me to make a play,” he said Saturday, describing his fourth-quarter efforts. “I take that seriously. So I try to go out there, try to do my best to my abilities to make plays.”

It’s the sixth player of the week award for TCU this season. Returner KaVontae Turpin has two, and linebacker Ty Summrs, quarterback Kenny Hill and returner Desmon White each won earlier.

Carlos Mendez: 817-390-7760, @calexmendez

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