Perfection often leads to praise.
Iowa State kicker Garrett Owens was exactly that on Saturday in the Cyclones 23-13 win over Baylor, in which he converted 3-of-3 field goal attempts and 2-of-2 extra point attempts en route to Big 12 Special teams Player of the Week honors, the conference announced on Monday.
Five players garner #Big12FB accolades for week 12.
— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 20, 2017
Along with contributing 11 of Iowa State’s 23 points and nearly single-handedly outscoring Baylor, Owens nailed a season-long field goal of 45 yards. In doing so, Owens played a key role in Iowa State’s latest victory, which lifted the Cyclones to 7-5 on the season ahead of their regular season finale against Kansas State.
The senior kicker has now converted 15-of-19 field goal attempts this season, along with connecting on all 41 of his extra point attempts.
Owens has now contributed 86 points as a senior, which marks a 19-point increase from his 2016 productivity of 67 points. He’ll have two more opportunities to add to that total against Kansas State on Saturday and then against Iowa State’s bowl game opponent.