Another tough decision to decide on the prized helmet stickers. Here are my choices.
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy: Produced 479 total yards to help spark Texas’ 49-39 victory over Texas A&M. McCoy passed for 304 yards and four touchdowns and also produced a career-best 175 rushing yards, including a 65-yard touchdown run that should resonate for Heisman voters as his “moment.”
Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh: Statistics don’t tell the story of how dominant Suh has been this week and throughout the season. Suh produced five tackles, two quarterback hurries and a 17-yard sack to punctuate the Cornhuskers’ 28-20 triumph over Colorado. He’s in line for almost every defensive award and probably deserves more Heisman consideration than he’s receiving. But his biggest game approaches this week as he tries to lead the Cornhuskers to their first Big 12 title since 1999.
The Oklahoma defense: We can’t split this sticker among any of the elements to the Sooners’ most impressive victory of the season. After being humiliated last week in a loss at Texas Tech, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables cooked up a game plan against Oklahoma State and his unit responded with a sterling performance in a 27-0 triumph. The Sooners limited Oklahoma State to six first downs (including none in the second half) and 109 total yards as the Cowboys failed to convert on all 14 third-down plays. OSU never got closer to the end zone on offense than the Oklahoma 45 as the Cowboys were shut out for the first time since 2005 and saw their BCS at-large hopes dashed.
Oklahoma wide receiver/punt returner Ryan Broyles: Logged 316 all-purpose yards to lead the Sooners’ 27-0 victory over Oklahoma State. Broyles produced 209 yards on eight punt returns, including an 87-yard punt return for a touchdown that helped blow the game open. He also snagged a game-high nine receptions for 103 yards and one carry for four yards to help the Sooners stretch their nation-best 30-game home winning streak.
Missouri wide receiver Danario Alexander: Snagged 15 receptions for 233 yards and a 68-yard touchdown to spark Missouri’s wild 41-39 victory over Kansas. Included were seven catches for 181 yards receiving in the third quarter alone. Alexander finished the regular season with three 200-yard receiving outings in his final four games.