Sunday, September 16, 2012
Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 3
By David Ubben
Here are a few helmet stickers for a job well done in Week 3.
Your helmet stickers are in the mail, gentlemen. I expect to see them affixed to your helmets next week.
J.W. Walsh, QB, Oklahoma State: Walsh got jammed into a tough spot, replacing Wes Lunt in front of a stunned Oklahoma State crowd. The true freshman suffered a knee injury on the opening series, but Walsh, a redshirt freshman, didn't miss a beat in relief. He helped OSU score on its next eight drives and finished with 347 yards and four touchdowns on 21-of-30 passing. He also ran for 73 yards and a touchdown on six carries. Two of his passing touchdowns went to high school teammate Josh Stewart, too, helping Oklahoma State rout Louisiana, 65-24.
Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia: We can't give it to Geno Smith every week now, can we? Bailey had a most deserving performance in the Mountaineers' 42-12 win over James Madison. He hauled in a career-high 13 catches for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Quite the day.
Seth Doege, QB, Texas Tech: Doege earns yet another helmet sticker for a crazy first half that featured more than 300 passing yards and five touchdowns in the Red Raiders' 49-14 win over New Mexico. He didn't play much in the second half but finished with 340 yards on 27-of-35 passing and six touchdowns. He also didn't turn the ball over. Impressive.
David Ash, QB, Texas: The sophomore grew up in the first road start of his sophomore season. Ash completed 19 of 23 passes for 326 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Horns' 66-31 win at Ole Miss. Can he do that every week? If he does, the rest of the Big 12 is in Big Trouble.
Brandon Carter, WR, TCU: TCU's 20-6 win over Kansas wasn't very pretty, mostly because of a whole bunch of red zone gaffes. Still, Carter showed up in TCU's first Big 12 game. He finished with eight catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns, including an acrobatic 25-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter. Quietly had a huge day when the focus was on TCU's turnovers.