Baylor’s Lache Seastrunk was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week by a panel of media that cover the conference. The former Temple standout earned the honor for the second time in his career.
Seastrunk ran 15 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns in Baylor’s 73-42 win over West Virginia. He averaged 11.5 yards per carry in a half of action as he did not play after halftime. It was Seastrunk’s ninth-career 100-yard rushing game and his eighth-straight 100-yard game — the nation’s longest active streak. The junior tallied an 80-yard TD in the first quarter, tying for the fourth-longest carry in program history. His 172 rushing yards were the 15th-most in program history as he now owns three of the top-15 single-game rushing totals for the Bears. Seastrunk leads the Big 12 with an average of 147.2 yards rushing per game, ranking second nationally.
Seastrunk is the Bears’ first offensive Big 12 weekly award winner of the season. He was also Baylor’s last Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honoree, earning the title on Dec. 12, 2012. The Bears have now had at least one Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honoree in each of the last seven seasons. In total, Baylor has had seven offensive players honored a combined 12 times since 2002.
Baylor will travel to Manhattan, Kansas to take on Kansas State in its first road game of the year on Saturday. That game will be televised by FOX at 2:30 p.m.
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