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Sunday, November 28, 2010
Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 13

By David Ubben

Here are five helmet stickers for a job well done this week. All outstanding performances. It wasn't too difficult to pick this week. They all are extremely deserving.

Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M: Gray broke two of the biggest plays in Texas A&M’s season, scoring on runs of 84 and 48 yards as part of a 223-yard day on the ground. No Aggies running back has ever run for more on the Longhorns, and Texas A&M’s 24-17 win guaranteed a losing record for the rival Longhorns for the first time since 1997.

Rex Burkhead, RB, Nebraska: Burkhead took his share of snaps at quarterback, but usually his role is a runner in that situation. Not against Colorado. Burkhead tossed a pair of touchdown passes for a quarterback rating of 556, and also ran for 101 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in Nebraska’s 45-17 win over Colorado.

Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State: Who cares if it was against North Texas? Only one player (Nebraska RB Roy Helu Jr. versus Missouri) has had a better rushing day this season than Thomas, who pounded a huge stamp on the Wildcats regular-season finale with a 270-yard, two-touchdown performance in a 49-41 win over the Mean Green.

Taylor Potts, QB, Texas Tech: In his last game at Jones AT&T Stadium, Potts had one of his best performances in a 35-20 win over Houston. He completed 32 of 46 passes for 373 yards and four touchdowns. His big day pushed him over 3,000 yards for the year too. That gave the Red Raiders a 3,000-yard passer for the 11th consecutive season.

Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma: Jones hit a pair of long touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to give Oklahoma a 47-41 win over Oklahoma State, and passed for 468 yards and four touchdowns on 37-of-62 passing. Those attempts seem high until Oklahoma's 107 plays from scrimmage are also considered. Here's how Jones and the Sooners did it. Those 468 yards also tied Sam Bradford for a school record.