Big 12: Spring helmet stickers 050809
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
One of our most popular features during the season was our Sunday morning awarding of helmet stickers for strong performances during games of that week.
With the completion of all spring games across the conference, it figured to be a good way to honor some of the best of the Big 12's spring game performances.
Here are my choices:
Baylor QB Robert Griffin: Passed for 310 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 41 yards and another score as the focal point of the Bears' final scrimmage.
Colorado's running backs: Hard to single out one player as Darrell Scott (90 yards), Demetrius Sumler (73 yards), Brian Lockridge (55 yards) and Rodney Stewart (52 yards) all had big days in the Buffs' Black-Gold game.
Iowa State QB Jerome Tiller: The backup Iowa State quarterback outplayed projected starter Austen Arnaud as he led the Cardinal (second-string offense) to a 34-16 victory over the Gold (first-string offense). Tiller passed for 210 yards and two touchdowns and added a 65-yard touchdown run to key the victory.
Texas' secondary: The Longhorns even made Colt McCoy look bad, allowing him to complete only 11 of 24 passes for 95 yards. Earl Thomas and Nolan Brewster contributed interceptions, but the Longhorns showed legitimate two-deep talent at all secondary positions.
Kansas State DE Brandon Harold: Made the most of his switch back outside by contributing nine tackles, including four for losses, and three sacks as a key performer in the Wildcats' Purple-White game.
Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh: Despite limited playing time, produced four tackles, including two for losses, and a sack to key production in Nebraska's Red-White game.
Kansas State QB Carson Coffman: Passed for 334 yards and three touchdowns to contribute most of the offense in the Purple-White game. Coffman's big effort has given him the lead leaving spring practice, but he'll still have to hold off South Florida transfer Grant Gregory and heralded junior-college transfer Daniel Thomas to win the starting job.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
3:45 1st Qtr Rutgers 7 North Carolina 0 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State