Alex Henery lets his kick do his talking

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nebraska kicker Alex Henery was voted first-team All-Big 12 for the first time this week, but only by the media.

The league's 12 coaches pegged Oklahoma State kicker Dan Bailey for the first team, a move that Huskers coach Bo Pelini called "crazy."

Henery showed everyone watching why with a perfect 54-yard kick that put Nebraska up 10-0 in the first quarter.

It would have been good from well over 60 yards, too.

Henery's only miss in 18 kicks this year was a 50-yarder that was blocked, and it's the biggest advantage for the Huskers in this game.