Another impressive performance by the West Virginia Mountaineers offense helped two Mountaineers players, running back Andrew Buie and returner/wide receiver Tavon Austin, earn Big 12 Conference weekly honors Monday. Buie was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week while Austin was the Special Teams Player of the Week.
Both players were key in the No. 5 Mountaineers' 48-45 victory over No. 15 Texas Longhorns on Saturday. Buie, a sophomore, ran for a career-best 207 yards on 31 carriers with two touchdowns. Buie's last score helped WVU take a 48-38 lead with 1:18 remaining in the fourth quarter. Buie also chipped in 66 receiving yards.
Austin had a kick return average of 37.0 yards. The senior had a season-long return of 67 yards and ran back a 44-yarder on the opening kickoff that setup WVU's first touchdown. Austin also added 10 catches for 102 yards and one touchdown. This was Austin's second Special Team Player of the Week honor.