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West Virginia QB Howard earns weekly Big 12 honor

West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard (3), a White Settlement Brewer graduate, celebrates after a touchdown in last week’s victory over Texas Tech.
West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard (3), a White Settlement Brewer graduate, celebrates after a touchdown in last week’s victory over Texas Tech. AP

West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard, a senior from White Settlement Brewer, was selected Monday as the Big 12 offensive player of the week after racking up 407 yards of total offense and accounting for three touchdowns in the team’s 48-17 rout of Texas Tech.

Howard threw for 318 yards and one score while rushing for 89 yards and two touchdowns in helping No. 12 West Virginia (5-0, 2-0 in Big 12) remain undefeated heading into Saturday’s game against TCU (4-2, 2-1) in Morgantown, W.V.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said Howard’s performance against Tech was “probably as good as he’s played” during his time at the school.

“When he practices, he does really good,” Holgorsen said during Monday’s conference call with Big 12 coaches. “He’s had a couple of nagging injuries (earlier this season) but he’s back to 100 percent now. He played his tail off and he’s doing good.”

Other weekly honors went to Baylor cornerback Ryan Reid (defensive), Kansas punter Cole Moos (special teams) and Texas freshman receiver Devin Duvernay (newcomer).

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