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OU’s Perine, OSU’s Sanders, win Big 12 player awards

December 5, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine and Oklahoma State kick returner Barry J. Sanders have been named the Big 12 Offensive and Special Teams players of the week.

Perine and Sanders were named winners of the awards Monday following Saturday’s OU-OSU game won by the Sooners 38-20.

Perine is Offensive Player of the Week after rushing 37 times for 239 yards and a touchdown in the win. Twenty-seven of his carries, 204 of his yards and the touchdown came in the second half as OU pulled away for the win.

Sanders is Special Teams Player of the Week after totaling 138 all-purpose yards, including kick returns of 56 and 49 yards.

West Virginia safety Marvin Gross Jr. is the Defensive Player of the Week.

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