- Andrea Adelson, College Football
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How about a few helmet stickers for a job well done:
Antwon Bailey, RB, Syracuse. Bailey had 111 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in a 37-34 win over Tulane. But more importantly, he had a huge hand in the game-winning 12-play 66-yard final drive. Bailey was involved in eight of those plays for 45 yards, ripping off big gains to get Syracuse into position to win in regulation.
Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia. Bailey had seven catches for 178 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-16 win over UConn for his school-record fourth straight 100-yard receiving game. His 84-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter was the school's longest since Tito Gonzales’ 79-yard touchdown reception from Pat White against Oklahoma in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl. It also was the fifth-longest from scrimmage in program history.
Justin Francis, DT, Rutgers. Francis was all over the field in a 34-10 win over Pitt, with career highs in tackles (eight) and tackles-for-loss (four). He also tied a career high with two sacks, and was credited with three quarterback hurries. Francis led a Rutgers defense that had six total sacks, six quarterback hurries, and held Pitt to a season-low with 10 points.
Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia. Smith finished 27-of-45 for 450 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-16 win over UConn. It was his second 400-yard game of the season. His passing yards are the second-best single game total of his career and in program history, while his four touchdown passes tied a career high. Smith now has 5,231 career passing yards, moving past Major Harris (1987-89, 5,173) into sixth on the school's all-time passing yards list. He also tied Harris for sixth in career touchdowns with 41.