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Big 12 Game Balls: Week 13

11/25/2012

Not everybody can earn helmet stickers on Sunday morning or mentions in our Monday morning weekend rewind, but lots of performances deserve recognition. These are the best of the rest:

Shawne Alston, RB, West Virginia: Alston lost half of his season to a bruise, but he finally broke back out last week against Iowa State. After 123 yards in WVU's season opener, hopes were high for Alston. This hasn't been the season he wanted, but he racked up 130 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries against an Iowa State team solid against the run. It was a new career high for Alston, and just his second touchdown since the second game of the season.

Darrin Moore, WR, Texas Tech: Moore was an absolute handful for Baylor in Cowboys Stadium on Saturday afternoon. He hauled in 13 catches for 186 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the overtime loss. Teammate Eric Ward wasn't far off the pace. He caught nine passes for 113 yards and a score. Quite the duo for quarterback Seth Doege.

Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor: Another week, another huge game for Seastrunk, who's building for what may be an enormous campaign in 2013. He rolled over Texas Tech for 136 yards on 19 carries. Seastrunk began the season as the No. 3 back, but Jarred Salubi's been largely relegated to the bench for Seastrunk as the featured back in recent weeks. Seastrunk now has at least 91 yards in his last four games, and has accounted for four touchdowns and three 100-yard games in that span.

Justin Brown, WR, Oklahoma: There were plenty of big performances on Saturday, but Brown's got overshadowed in the Sooners' win. The Penn State transfer caught a game-high 15 balls for 146 yards, and also caught a two-point conversion try that tied the game in the fourth quarter. He'd never had more than seven catches in a game before Saturday night.