McNeal, Johnson and Crosby named Big 12 players of week


Monday, October 18th 2004, 10:44 am
By: News On 6


DALLAS (AP) _ Reggie McNeal of Texas A&M, Derrick Johnson of Texas and Colorado's Mason Crosby were named Big 12 players of the week on Monday.

McNeal threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns and ran 98 yards for two more scores in Texas A&M's 36-20 win against then-No. 15 Oklahoma State. He now has 176 pass attempts without an interception. The Lufkin native's efforts also earned him the Walter Camp national offensive player of the week honors.

Johnson had 12 tackles, including nine unassisted and three for losses in the Longhorns 28-20 win over then-No. 24 Missouri. He also had four quarterback pressures and moved into second place on Texas' career tackles for a loss chart with 56 and fourth place on the school's career tackles list with 404.

Crosby had four field goals, including one for 60 yards in Colorado's 19-14 win over Iowa State. His field goal was the longest in NCAA Division I-A this season and the third longest in Big 12 history. His other field goals were from 28, 54 and 33 yards. The performance made him the first Colorado player to hit two field goals from 50 or more yards in a game.