Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Big 12 Game Balls: Week 8
By David Ubben
Not everybody can earn a helmet sticker on Sunday morning or a mention in Monday's weekend rewind. Here are the best of the rest, who all deserve recognition.
Jaden Oberkrom, K, TCU: Oberkrom accounted for 23 of TCU's 53 points in a triple overtime loss to Texas Tech on Saturday. He made all six of his field goal attempts and five extra points. His made field goals came from 32, 41, 32, 45, 42 and 38 yards. He's rock solid.
Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State: Lockett made all kinds of big plays different ways in Saturday's 55-14 win over Kansas State. He caught nine passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns, and also returned one of his two kicks for 49 yards. The speedster looked unstoppable.
James Sims, RB, Kansas: Sims is becoming a fixture on the Tuesday game balls. He topped 100 yards rushing for the third consecutive week with 102 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries. He also caught two passes for 56 yards in the Jayhawks' loss to Oklahoma.
Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor: My Biletnikoff Award frontrunner caught 10 passes for 183 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown grab in Saturday's loss to Texas. No other player in the country has 850 receiving yards. Williams has 1,013 and nine touchdowns on 47 catches.