Sunday, September 23, 2012
Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 4
By David Ubben
Time to hand out a few stickers for a job well done in Week 4. My hat is off, gentlemen. And the next time yours is on, I expect these stickers to be on it.
Brandon Carter, WR, TCU: What a huge day for the sophomore receiver, who's got a case as the league's breakout star this season. Carter made two unbelievable one-handed catches, turning the first into a 68-yard score in TCU's 27-7 win over Virginia. He finished with five catches for 128 yards and a touchdown.
Tevin Reese, WR, Baylor: Simply put, Baylor doesn't survive Monroe as 47-42 winners without a huge game from Reese, who caught touchdown passes of 43 and 46 yards in the Bears' win. He was a constant threat long and finished with eight catches for 145 yards to go with his two scores.
Kenny Cain, LB, TCU: You don't see one player force three turnovers in one game very often. Cain did it in the Frogs' 27-7 win over Virginia. He picked one pass off on a tipped ball and was in the right place at the right time to recover a fumble. His last big play of the day was his best. He snatched a catch away from a Virginia receiver and returned the interception 41 yards into Hoos territory.
Tavon Austin, WR/PR, West Virginia: Austin had a quiet week against James Madison. He was anything but this week in a 31-21 win over Maryland. Austin hauled in 13 catches for 179 yards and three scores, and returned a punt 17 yards. He was back to his old start-and-stop self, threatening big plays every time he touched it. His 44-yard touchdown catch on a short throw over the middle would have been about a 10-yard gain for most players. Austin's speed makes it obvious: He is not most players.
John Hubert, RB, Kansas State: Collin Klein made a few big throws and was his usual consistent self, but Hubert paced the K-State offense in a 24-19 win over Oklahoma, and his 9-yard touchdown run was more powerful than you'd expect out of the 5-foot-7, 190-pounder. He finished with 130 yards on 23 carries, nearly 6 yards a touch against a pretty good Oklahoma defense. Klein made the headlines, but Hubert and the defense got it done, too.