Dallas Colleges: best individual games 2012

Big 12 media days live: Day 2

July, 22, 2014
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The Big 12 media days continue on Tuesday in Dallas, as Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and new Texas coach Charlie Strong each take the stage. Keep this page open throughout the day's proceedings as we bring you the latest from our reporters, who will cover all 10 teams at the event.

The best individual games of 2012: No. 3

February, 21, 2013
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We're counting down the 10 best individual games for any Big 12 player in 2012. Bowl games and nonconference play count, but these are the performances that topped them all at the end of the season.

No. 3: Texas DE Alex Okafor vs. Oregon State

Date: Dec. 29, 2012

Why it's on the list: Oh, poor Cody Vaz. He wasn't without fault (get rid of the ball, son), but there was zero help from his supporting cast on the sideline and the coaching staff. The running game was abandoned and they refused to offset Okafor's dominance with screen passes or other quick-release plays. Instead, Okafor went crazy with the single-most dominant defensive performance in the Big 12 this past season. Oregon State's offensive line looked lost and hopeless against the Longhorns senior playing in his final game. Without him, especially in the second half, Texas doesn't come back to beat Oregon State 31-27 in the Alamo Bowl. He finished with eight tackles, but grabbed the Big 12 sack title after notching 4.5 and five tackles for loss against the Beavers. He also forced a fumble. Beavers coach Mike Riley had to be upset by the end of this one, but it's been awhile since we've seen one player frustrate an entire team as impressively as Okafor did, completely wrecking Oregon State's offense in the second half.

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The best individual games of 2012: No. 4

February, 19, 2013
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We're counting down the 10 best individual games for any Big 12 player in 2012. Bowl games and nonconference play count, but these are the performances that topped them all at the end of the season.

No. 4: Baylor WR Terrance Williams vs. West Virginia

Date: Sept. 29, 2012

Why it's on the list: This game makes another appearance on the list after showing up at No. 10. Williams hauled in a ridiculous 17 catches for 314 yards and two touchdowns. Those 17 grabs were two more than any player in the Big 12 all season. His 314 yards were 11 more than any other player had in a game all season, though Stedman Bailey at No. 10 on the list was that 303-yard game. West Virginia's defense may have helped a bit in this game. But catches are catches, and Williams was unstoppable against the Mountaineers, putting together the best performance from a receiver in 2013.

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The best individual games of 2012: No. 6

February, 13, 2013
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We're counting down the 10 best individual games of any Big 12 player in 2012. Bowl games and nonconference play count, but these are the performances that topped them all at the end of the season.

No. 6: Oklahoma QB Landry Jones vs. West Virginia

Date: Nov. 17, 2012

Why it's on the list: If you're averaging 10 yards an attempt in any game, you're doing very, very many things right. That was Jones during a dramatic win in Morgantown to keep the Sooners in position for a Big 12 title, capped by a game-winning touchdown pass to Kenny Stills with just 24 seconds to play. That was Jones' second go-ahead touchdown pass to Stills in four minutes, and Jones finished with six for the game. He completed 38-of-51 passes for 554 yards, breaking the school record for passing yards and tying his own school record with his six scoring tosses. He completed 74.5 percent of his passes, his highest number of the season. Jones made play after play to answer West Virginia's offensive onslaught, and got the last laugh with huge fourth-quarter drives to give the Sooners a big victory on the road. His quarterback rating of 200 in the game was his highest in a Big 12 game since trouncing Texas Tech in Norman 45-7 and racking up a QB rating of 224 all the way back in 2010.

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The best individual games of 2012: No. 8

February, 11, 2013
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We're counting down the 10 best individual games of any Big 12 player in 2012. Bowl games and nonconference play counts, but these are the performances that topped them all at the end of the season.

No. 8: Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk vs. No. 1 Kansas State

Date: Nov. 17, 2012

Why it's on the list: There was a rumbling from Seastrunk heading into this game, but K-State was a heavy favorite with one of the Big 12's best defenses. Seastrunk was a footnote when it came to storyline's entering the game. By the end of the night, amongst a delirious fan base that had stormed the field at Floyd Casey Stadium, Seastrunk was the story of the game. His second career 100-yard rushing game began a streak of four to close the season, and he arose to finish the year as one of the Big 12's best running backs. Seastrunk's 185-yard night was his career high, highlighted by an 80-yard sprint up the middle of K-State's defense that broke the Wildcats' will and any shot they had of keeping their national title hopes alive. The late third-quarter run ended any doubt that Baylor would be knocking off a No. 1 team for the first time in school history and made it clear that Seastrunk would be a serious player in Baylor's offense for the rest of the season and beyond. A flash in the pan? Nope. Maybe the Big 12's best home-run hitter outside of Tavon Austin at West Virginia.

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The best individual games of 2012: No. 9

February, 7, 2013
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We're counting down the 10 best individual games of any Big 12 player in 2012. Bowl games and nonconference play counts, but these are the performances that topped them all at the end of the season.

No. 9: Oklahoma State RB Joseph Randle vs. Texas

Date: Sept. 29, 2012

Why it's on the list: Randle is one of only three players on our top 10 individual performances whose team didn't win, but the Pokes came up on the short end of a controversial late touchdown, and some fourth-down conversions by Texas converted were anything but Randle's fault. He averaged eight yards a carry on his 25 touches, racking up 199 yards and a pair of scores. He also caught a pair of passes for 12 yards, but his 69-yard scamper with a handful of broken tackles along the way came on the second play from scrimmage and ignited the Oklahoma State crowd. The Pokes were coming off a loss to Arizona, and the undefeated Longhorns carried a top 15 ranking into Stillwater. The run -- nevermind that Randle was flagged for spiking the ball after the emotional score, I couldn't blame him -- made it clear that the junior came to play and would be due for a big season, kicked off with his career night. No one knew Texas would have issues stopping the run, but don't let that take away from a major milestone in Randle's career, and a memorable night in Stillwater, despite the painful loss.

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