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Time to hand out a few helmet stickers for a job well done across the Big 12 (and perhaps elsewhere) in Week 11:
David Ash, QB, Texas: Ash is back. His status as a starter was in doubt after a benching at Kansas. On Saturday, he completed his first 11 passes in a 33-7 victory over a good Iowa State team and was 25-of-31 passing for 364 yards and two touchdowns. He also made UT's opening play out of the wishbone work perfectly, hitting Greg Daniels for a 47-yard pass on a trick play.
Seth Doege, QB, Texas Tech: Doege rebounded well from consecutive losses to Kansas State and last week's painful loss to Texas. In his final home game as a Red Raider, the West Texas native made it a memorable one, beating Kansas 41-34 in overtime and accounting for 476 yards on 45-of-59 passing with three scores. He also caught a 29-yard pass on a trick play in the second half.
Clint Chelf, QB, Oklahoma State: Now that's how you make your first career start. The Enid, Okla. native completed 22-of-31 passes for 292 yards and four touchdowns to get his train out of the station and rolling into bowl eligibility with a 55-34 win over West Virginia. Chelf was dealing and three of his touchdown passes were from 20 yards or longer.
Damien Williams, RB, Oklahoma: No huge standouts for the Sooners on offense, but Williams returned from his ankle injury and looked to be at full strength, playing like the work horse Oklahoma needs in Saturday's 42-34 win over Baylor. He carried the ball 23 times for 99 yards and a pair of touchdowns and also caught two passes for 23 yards.
Meshak Williams, DE, Kansas State: The Wildcats' whirling dervish was incredibly disruptive all night in K-State's 23-10 win over TCU for a defense that wasn't all that far from pitching a shutout. He finished with a team-high seven tackles, two sacks for a loss of 24 yards and three tackles for loss. A big night for a fantastic defense in Manhattan.
And a very special shoutout to:
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: The Big 12 exes knocked off No. 1 Alabama 29-24 to help make Kansas State's path to the BCS title game a little bit clearer with an upset in Tuscaloosa. Johnny Football led the way with 253 yards passing, 93 yards rushing and four total touchdowns. Kansas State sends the Aggies a thank-you note. Collin Klein might be able to hand it off in person at the Heisman ceremony next month.
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