GRIFFIN, Lewis, Mangum earn Big 12 weekly honors


Monday, September 3rd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



DALLAS (AP) _ Oklahoma junior running back Quentin Griffin, who ran for 201 yards in a 44-3 win over Air Force, has been named the Big 12 offensive player of the week.

Colorado senior safety Michael Lewis was named the Big 12 defensive player of the week and Texas freshman kicker Dusty Mangum was the special teams player of the week, the league's office announced Monday.

Griffin, who scored the only touchdown in last season's national championship game against Florida State, had the first 200-yard rushing game for Oklahoma since De'Mond Parker in 1991. Griffin had 26 carries, five of them for at least 15 yards, and also had one reception to extend his school record to 20 straight games with a catch.

Lewis had six tackles, including a quarterback sack, and had two interceptions, one returned 41 yards for a touchdown, in Colorado's 41-14 victory over Colorado State.

Mangum, an invited August walk-on, set a Texas freshman debut record for a kicker with 11 points (two field goals and five extra points) as the Longhorns beat New Mexico State 41-7.