Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 6
October, 11, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
It was a little easier to pick out the coveted helmet stickers this week, despite a bunch of strong performances around the conferences.
Here are my choices for helmet stickers, even though I had to divide one into three pieces.
Texas wide receiver/punt returner Jordan Shipley: The nation’s most underrated playmaker produced 11 receptions for 147 yards and a 39-yard touchdown and also added a 74-yard punt return for another score leading Texas to a 38-14 victory over Colorado. Shipley now has double-figure receiving games in a school-record three-straight games. And he also produced a career-high 273 all-purpose yards against the Buffaloes, averaging 17.1 yards every time he touched the ball.
Texas Tech quarterback Steven Sheffield: Worries about him making his first start disappeared quickly for the former walk-on player, who singed Kansas State for 490 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the Red Raiders to a 66-14 victory over the Wildcats. It was the second time a Texas Tech quarterback has thrown for seven touchdowns in a game this season after Taylor Potts blistered Rice for seven earlier this season. Mike Leach might have a quarterback controversy on his hands.
Oklahoma State running back Keith Toston: Produced team-high totals of 130 rushing yards and 74 receiving yards to spark the Cowboys’ 36-31 triumph at Texas A&M. For an offense struggling to find a playmaker without Dez Bryant and Kendall Hunter in the lineup, Toston took care of yardage on the ground and in the air. Toston had receptions on screen passes of 40 and 34 yards.
Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh: Produced six tackles (five solo, one assist), forced a fumble, notched a sack, produced a pass deflection and produced a huge interception to spark Nebraska’s 27-12 victory over Missouri. It was a performance that Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini called the best he had ever seen a defensive lineman have.
Kansas’ aerial circus: Quarterback Todd Reesing and wide receivers Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier all had outstanding games in the Jayhawks’ wild 41-36 victory over Iowa State. Meier set a school single-game record with 16 receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns. He also has the school’s career reception with 151 catches. Reesing tied a school record with 37 completions en route to a career-high 442 yards and four touchdowns. And Briscoe produced 12 receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns including a clutch, diving 46-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that gave the Jayhawks the lead for good.