Big 12 Game Balls: Week 10
Jeremiah George, LB, Iowa State: Iowa State needed a boost with Jake Knott out for the season with a shoulder injury. George provided that and more, racking up a career-high 17 tackles with a tackle for loss and a pass breakup. Thirteen of those 17 stops were solo tackles in the Cyclones' loss to Oklahoma. Without Allen Chapman's crazy night for K-State, George might have been the league's player of the week.
Josh Boyce, WR, TCU: Boyce earned more than half of his receiving yards on one game-changing play, but it was an incredibly unlikely play. He caught six passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns in TCU's 39-38 win over West Virginia on the road in double overtime. That overtime never would have been possible without Boyce's 94-yard touchdown catch in the final minutes. That was the third-longest play in TCU history.
James Sims, RB, Kansas: Sims shows up yet again in the Big 12 game balls, racking up 128 rushing yards on just 21 carries, an average of six yards a touch. He scored on a 59-yard carry in the loss to Baylor and became the first KU back since 1974 to rush for 100 yards in five consecutive games.
Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia: Austin caught 11 passes for 101 yards, his 12th 100-yard game of his career, the most in school history. His 76-yard punt return late in the fourth quarter looked likely to be the difference late in Saturday's loss to TCU, before Boyce's big grab happened. He also returned a kick 34 yards to help pace the WVU defense.
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Play Podcast Kirk Herbstreit joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss Bob Stoops' recent comments about the SEC and the pending college football playoff, what appears to be an unpredictable Big 12 in 2013, how the Aggies will handle expectations and more.
Play Podcast Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin talks about the improvements being made to Kyle Field, what those improvements will to for the program, the success of last year, Johnny Manziel's offseason and the expectations for the Aggies in 2013.
Play Podcast Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo talk about Texas A&M's decision to expand its stadium and say although the Aggies had a fantastic year, the school must also be careful not to overextend its resources based on a single hot stretch.
Play Podcast Baylor head coach Art Briles joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss what kind of player the Cowboys are getting in Terrance Williams.
Play Podcast Arlington and Texas A&M product Luke Joeckel, the potential No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Richard Durrett to discuss the draft, coaches and advice from his dad.
Play Podcast Florida Gulf Coast athletic director Ken Kavanagh joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss his school's Cinderella story and playing in the Sweet 16 at Cowboys Stadium.
Play Podcast Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby joins Fizsimmons & Durrett to discuss Cowboys Stadium as a venue, the state of Big 12 basketball, the new 2014 college football format, why there's no hurry to have a Big 12 football championship and much more.
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