Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Big 12 Game Balls: Week 11
By David Ubben
We can't all earn helmet stickers on Sunday morning or mentions in the Monday weekend rewind. Plenty of other folks deserve shout outs on the blog. These are those performances.
Anthony Pierson/James Sims, RBs, Kansas: You can't put one of these guys over the other this week. The duo was unbelievable in Saturday's double-overtime loss to Texas Tech. Pierson was the big-play guy for the Jayhawks, accounting for 202 yards on just 16 carries. Meanwhile, Sims continued to play the role of workhorse for the Jayhawks, logging his sixth consecutive 100-yard game with 127 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries.
Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia: Bailey bounced back from a rough couple weeks with a huge day, despite West Virginia's 21-point road loss to Oklahoma State. He caught a season-high 14 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown, coincidentally from backup QB Paul Millard, in the game after Geno Smith lost his helmet a play earlier. He also caught a 75-yard pass and the 225-yard outburst was his first triple-digit output since going for 303 yards back on Sept. 29 against Baylor.
Josh Stewart, WR, Oklahoma State: Stewart was a dual threat for the Pokes, breaking loose for a 46-yard touchdown on a reverse, his only carry of the game. He also caught 13 of Clint Chelf's 22 completions, turning them into 172 yards and two touchdowns in the Oklahoma State's 55-34 win over West Virginia. He's emerged as Oklahoma State's go-to receiver.
Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor: Another week, another big day for Seastrunk, who logged his first 100-yard game a week ago and reached the end zone three times in Saturday's loss to Oklahoma. He tied a team-high with 15 carries and turned them into 91 yards, too. The Oregon transfer is quietly emerging as Baylor's No. 1 back after being stuck at No. 3 for most of the season.