Texas quarterback Shane Buechele throws against UTEP during the second quarter their game at Royal Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 10, 2016. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN STATESMAN

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Texas’ Buechele stands out among Big 12 newcomers

Posted September 12th, 2016

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Over the first two weeks of his collegiate career, Texas freshman quarterback Shane Buechele has completed 38 of his 53 passes. He’s also 2-for-2 on Big 12 awards.

On Monday, Buechele was named the Big 12 Conference’s Newcomer of the Week. It was the second straight week that Buechele was honored by the Big 12 as he won the same award after the season’s first week.

Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II earned the Big 12’s Offensive Player of the Week award, while Baylor safety Orion Stewart was honored as the conference’s top defender. For the second straight week, TCU sophomore KaVontae Turpin was recognized as the Big 12’s Special Teams Player of the Week.

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In Texas’ 41-7 win over UTEP on Saturday, Buechele threw for 244 yards and four touchdowns. He completed 22 of his 27 passes, and also ran 11 times for 34 yards.

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