Monday, November 26, 2012
Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 13
By David Ubben
Time to hand out some more hardware for a job well done over the past few days of games in the Big 12. Your stickers are in the mail, gentlemen.
Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma: You might be able to hand this one to his buddy Brennan Clay, who broke loose for the game-winning touchdown run in the Sooners' 51-48 win over rival Oklahoma State. But Jones threw an insane 71 passes on Saturday, completing 46 of them for 500 yards and three touchdowns. It was the first time in school history OU had three 100-yard receivers and two receivers with 10 catches. Jones hit newcomers Jalen Saunders and Justin Brown for 25 of his 46 completions, and his completions and attempts broke both of Jones' school records. He also passed Texas Tech's Graham Harrell for the Big 12 career passing record. Jones' 16,124 passing yards are third-most in NCAA history.
Nick Florence, QB, Baylor:Eddie Lackey made a pair of huge interceptions, but both landed in his lap, while Florence racked up 396 yards and three touchdowns on 22-of-37 passing in the Bears' 52-45 overtime win over Texas Tech. He also rushed for 51 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU: Boykin didn't score a touchdown in a defensive struggle on Thanksgiving night, but the freshman held it together against the Horns, rushing for a team-high 77 yards on just 10 carries and completing 7 of 9 pass attempts for 82 yards in a 20-13 win over the Longhorns. Chalk this one up as one of the biggest wins in TCU's history. Boykin's rise and Gary Patterson's taming of a young, beat up team is incredible.
Tavon Austin, Everything, WVU: Austin turned in another ridiculous game in West Virginia's 31-24 win at Iowa State to clinch bowl eligibility. He only carried the ball 14 times, turning it into 74 yards, but caught six passes for 99 yards and a score, including a 75-yard touchdown on a touch pass to give West Virginia the lead with just 6:31 to play. That came just after his punt return for a touchdown was called back for a block in the back. He capped it with a two-point conversion to put the Mountaineers up seven. He returned a punt 42 yards and added a 29-yard kick return.