Sunday, December 2, 2012
Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 14
By David Ubben
Time to hand out the last batch of helmet stickers of the regular season. Your hardware is in the mail, gentlemen.
Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State: In his last game ever at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Klein stated a strong Heisman case and won the Wildcats' first Big 12 title since 2003, keying off a massive celebration at midfield with 50,000 of his closest friends. Not a bad night. He bounced back after two off games and rushed for 103 yards and two scores on 23 carries and added 184 yards and a touchdown on 8-of-14 passing. What a way to go out.
Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor: Seastrunk gave us the highlight of the day, clinching Baylor's 41-34 win with a 76-yard touchdown run, despite injuring his hamstring and hobbling the final 30 yards. Seastrunk finished with 178 yards and a score on just 16 carries. Seastrunk's last five games of the season: 693 yards and five touchdowns. Budding star in Waco, folks.
Damien Williams, RB, Oklahoma: TCU's defense averaged fewer than 100 rushing yards a game, but Williams broke loose for 115 yards on 18 carries, highlighted by a 66-yard touchdown run, his fourth touchdown of the season longer than 65 yards. Nice day for the junior juco transfer to help the Sooners clinch a share of the Big 12 title.
Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia: Never mind that Smith's only incompletion of the day was an interception. He set a school record with 21 consecutive completions and finished with three touchdowns and 407 yards on 23-of-24 passing in WVU's 59-10 blowout win over Kansas. That clinched his second consecutive 4,000-yard season and provided a fitting end to his career in his final home game before WVU's bowl game. Even against Kansas, stringing together that kind of a run is impressive.