Sunday, October 7, 2012
Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 6
By David Ubben
Time to hand out a little hardware for a job well done. Your stickers are in the mail, gentlemen. I expect they'll be on your helmets next week.
Josh Lenz, WR, Iowa State: Lenz made Jared Barnett's first start of the season a memorable one, torching TCU's defense for touchdown catches of 51 and 74 yards during the 37-23 win. He wasn't done. He caught another TD for 1 yard and threw a 15-yard touchdown on a trick play.
John Hubert, RB, Kansas State: Hubert touched the ball only 10 times, but he turned those touches into 101 rushing yards and four touchdowns in the Wildcats' Sunflower Showdown 56-16 romp over Kansas. Well done by the Big 12's most underrated back.
Andrew Buie, RB, West Virginia: Buie was a workhorse for the Mountaineers, logging 207 yards on 31 carries, both career highs, in WVU's 48-45 win at Texas. On West Virginia's final offensive drive, Buie carried the ball seven times on the eight-play scoring drive, amassing 63 yards and icing the game with a 5-yard touchdown run. West Virginia wouldn't have won that game without him, and Geno Smith would have taken even more hits than he already took. Without the running game, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen suggested Texas' defense might have had 12 or 20 sacks instead of four.
Oklahoma's defense:Landry Jones played outstanding, but nobody could be all that surprised at Oklahoma hanging 41 on Texas Tech. The defense, though? A late garbage-time touchdown aside, Mike Stoops' unit was outstanding and turned Saturday's game into a laugher for the Sooners in a 41-20 rout. Seth Doege didn't throw a TD pass, and Texas Tech gained a whopping 28 yards on its first six drives of the second half. Yikes. Amazing stuff from the Sooners. Over that span, the Sooners' lead ballooned from a pedestrian 24-13 to an impressive 41-13.
Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State: Klein put in another very Collin Klein-like day in the Wildcats' 56-16 win over in-state rival Kansas. He accounted for four touchdowns -- two rushing, two passing -- and led K-State with 116 yards rushing on just 10 carries. He also completed 7 of 14 passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns to lead K-State to a fourth consecutive win in the Sunflower Showdown, and the third consecutive by at least 38 points.