OU's Heupel, Thatcher, Texas A&M's Gamble honored


Tuesday, October 17th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



(Dallas, Texas-AP) -- Oklahoma's Josh Heupel, Texas A-and-M's Brian Gamble, and Oklahoma's J-T Thatcher are the Big 12 Conference's players of the week.

Heupel has earned offensive honors for completing 29-of-37 of his passes for 374 yards and two touchdowns against Kansas State in a 41-to-31 win. A 74-yard touchdown pass to Antwone Savage was the longest of his career and he has gone three games without an interception.

Gamble has earned defensive honors for his 14 total tackles, six unassisted, and two interceptions in Texas A-and-M's 24-to-zero win over Baylor. It was the Aggies' first shutout on the road since S-M-U in 1976.

Thatcher has earned his third consecutive weekly honor and his fourth of the season. Thatcher had 164 total yards in returns, including a career-high 150 yards on kickoffs and a school record 93-yard return.