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TCU linebacker earns Big 12 defensive award following Baylor win

TCU linebacker Travin Howard goes to the ground after being tackled following an interception against Kansas on Oct. 8 in Lawrence, Kan.
TCU linebacker Travin Howard goes to the ground after being tackled following an interception against Kansas on Oct. 8 in Lawrence, Kan. AP

TCU linebacker Travin Howard earned the defensive player of the week award in the Big 12 following a 12-tackle performance against Baylor, the league announced Monday.

Howard and the Horned Frogs held the league’s top rushing offense to 133 yards, less than half its normal total, in a 62-22 victory on Saturday in Waco.

Howard, a junior from Longview, totaled double-figures in tackles for a sixth consecutive game. He now has 100 tackles in back-to-back seasons, the first TCU player to do that since Martin Patterson in 2003 and 2004.

TCU players have won a conference player of the week award seven times this year, including twice for special teams by returner KaVontae Turpin.

Carlos Mendez: 817-390-7760, @calexmendez

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