Big 12 Game Balls: Week 6

October, 9, 2012
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Not everybody can get a mention in our weekend rewind, and not everybody can get a helmet sticker on Sunday morning. But there are plenty of performances that deserve recognition. These are the best of the rest:

Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia: How do you beat West Virginia? The Mountaineers are getting to the red zone, no matter what you do about it. If you can make them leave with just three points, though? That'll do it. Bailey made sure that wouldn't happen. Spread offenses often have trouble against physical defenses, but Bailey, a big-play threat, caught all three of his touchdowns from inside the 10-yard line, and one came on third down. He finished with just eight grabs for 75 yards, but those three touchdowns helped propel West Virginia to a huge win.

James Sims, RB, Kansas: Sims just got back from a three-game suspension, but he's made his presence known already this season. In his second game back, he notched his first 100-yard game of the season, rushing 28 times for 115 yards and a touchdown. KU lost 56-16, but Sims was a bright spot, and especially needed after Tony Pierson went down with an ankle injury.

Joe Bergeron, RB, Texas: Bergeron is another back who had a big day in a losing effort. Taking care of business in the red zone is how you win in the Big 12, and Bergeron was unstoppable near the goal line in a 48-45 loss to West Virginia. He rumbled for a game-high four touchdowns and carried the ball 15 times for 41 yards. Texas gave him the ball deep in West Virginia territory and he plowed his way to a productive night.

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