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Notre Dame helmet stickers

October, 7, 2012
Notre Dame improved to 5-0 with a 41-3 rout of Miami. Who stood out the most?

Everett Golson, QB: When Notre Dame announced that Golson would not start because of a violation of team rules, few were thinking that the redshirt freshman would enter and have his best career game. But that's what he did, completing 17 of 22 passes for 186 yards and rushing it for 51 yards on six carries.

George Atkinson III: This sophomore had a career day as well, running for 123 yards on 10 carries, and he had a 55-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter that essentially illustrated the difference between these two teams on a one-sided Saturday night.

Cierre Wood: Nice to see you again here, Cierre. The Irish's leading rusher from a year ago notched his first 100-yard game of the season, finishing with 118 yards and two scores on 18 carries. Wood had three 100-yard contests last season.

Offensive line: This group got the game ball from Brian Kelly after a season-opening win in which they paved the way for 293 rushing yards. What do they get for Saturday, when they powered the Irish to their best rushing game of the last 12 years, a 376-yard output?

Manti Te'o: Oh, yeah, the defense held its opponent to a third straight game without a touchdown. Te'o, again, was the biggest reason for that, recording a game-high 10 tackles and breaking up a pass.

Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 6

October, 7, 2012
It's time to recognize the best and the brightest around the Big Ten in Week 6.

  • Penn State QB Matt McGloin: McGloin misfired on some of his throws early in the game against Northwestern, but he was on point when it mattered. He led a comeback from a 28-17 fourth-quarter deficit and ran for the go-ahead score in a 39-28 Nittany Lions victory. McGloin finished 35-of-51 for 282 yards and two touchdowns, plus that running score. Props also to Allen Robinson, who caught both of McGloin's touchdown throws, and running back Zach Zwinak, who had 121 yards rushing and 52 receiving yards.
  • Michigan State WR Aaron Burbridge: The true freshman got his first career start against Indiana, and it came at just the right time for the Spartans. With star tight end Dion Sims injured, Michigan State needed someone to step forward in the passing game, and Burbridge finished with eight catches for 134 yards. The Spartans' 31-27 victory wouldn't have been possible without him.
  • Michigan QB Denard Robinson: Shoelace doesn't owe anybody any apologies for this one. Coming off maybe his worst game ever against Notre Dame two weeks ago, Robinson looked more like his old self in a 44-13 victory at Purdue. That old self included an emphasis on running, and he finished with 235 rushing yards on 24 carries. He also completed 8 of 16 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown -- and no interceptions! -- as the Wolverines dominated in a must-have win. Robinson became the Big Ten's all-time leader in rushing yards by a quarterback, surpassing Indiana's Antwaan Randle El.
  • Wisconsin's defensive line: The Badgers' front four got several key players back on the field and delivered its best collective performance of the season. Pat Muldoon returned to the lineup after missing three games with a broken thumb and recorded 2.5 tackles for loss, including a sack. Four different defensive linemen recorded sacks, and the group combined for six tackles for loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry in holding Illinois to 14 points and 284 total yards in the 31-14 win.
  • Ohio State QB Braxton Miller: We're afraid Miller is running out of room on his helmet for all these stickers. But slap another one on there after he ran for 186 yards on just 16 carries -- that's 11.6 yards per carry -- and threw for 127 yards in the 63-38 romp over Nebraska. He simply looks unstoppable through six games. Give at least half a sticker to backfield mate Carlos Hyde, who ran for 140 yards and four scores so Miller didn't have to do it all.