Hall, Rose Honored By The Big 12
IRVING, Texas – A pair of Iowa State stars on the gridiron were honored today by the Big 12 Conference, as the league announced that Breece Hall was its Offensive Player of the Week and Mike Rose was the Defensive Player of the Week.
Both played huge roles in Iowa State’s come-from-behind victory (38-31) over Baylor on Saturday.
A native of Wichita, Kan., Hall picked up his third offensive player of the week award by the Big 12 this season after another record-setting game.
Hall rushed for 133 yards and tied a career best with three touchdowns, scoring two in the second half to help the Cyclones erase a 14-point second-half deficit.
It marked the seventh-straight game Hall has gone over 100 yards rushing in a game, leading the nation in 100-yard games and overall rushing yards, as Hall is the first and only player this season to reach the 1,000-yard rushing plateau.
Hall is second in the nation in overall touchdowns with 14 and is tied for first nationally with five games with two or more rushing touchdowns.
Rose, who hails from Brecksville, Ohio, was outstanding in the Baylor win, tying his career best with 11 tackles, including seven solo stops. He was also credited with 1.5 TFL and two QB hurries.
The biggest play of the game came with under a minute remaining. With the Cyclones clinging to a seven-point lead and the Bears in the red zone, Rose picked off a Charlie Brewer pass in the end zone to secure the Cyclone victory.
It was Rose’s Big 12-leading third interception of the season. He also ranks third in the league in tackles per game at 8.0.