Texas running back D'Onta Foreman makes a touchdown run in the first quarter against Baylor at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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D’Onta Foreman, Shane Buechele win Big 12 weekly awards

Posted October 31st, 2016

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Texas’ top offensive tandem ran just ran through the league office and came out a winner.

Running back D’Onta Foreman was named the Big 12’s offensive player of the week after posting a career-high 250 yards on 32 carries and scoring twice on Saturday against Baylor.

Foreman is the league’s leading rusher and second in the country in yards per game (157.9). He crossed the 1,000-yard barrier this season, making him the first UT running back to do so since 2007.

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Foreman also has nine consecutive 100-yard games, the longest streak in the nation. Earl Campbell holds the school record with 11 consecutive 100-yard games.

Not to be outdone, quarterback Shane Buechele was named the league’s newcomer of the week. Buechele completed 12 of 21 passes for 291 yards and threw two touchdowns in the Longhorns’ 35-34 upset win over the Bears.

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