Saturday, October 1, 2011
Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 5
By David Ubben
Time to hand out some postgame awards after a fun Saturday of games.
Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma: Jefferson intercepted passes on three consecutive Ball State possessions and helped Oklahoma score 28 points in less than six minutes. A sleepy start for the Sooners was ignited by Jefferson's second quarter and Oklahoma rolled to a 62-6 win.
Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State: Brown did what was previously thought impossible: He intercepted a Robert Griffin III pass. Griffin hadn't thrown one this year in more than 170 attempts, but Saturday's turnover helped set up a game-winning field goal in a 36-35 win over Baylor. And Brown didn't even see Griffin before the ball landed in his chest after Griffin was hit as he threw. "It felt like a God-given catch, you know?" Brown said. "I just happened to catch the ball. Finally catch the ball." Brown finished with eight tackles, 1.5 sacks and his interception. Beastly.
Jaxon Shipley, WR, Texas: Shipley continued his fantastic start with six catches for 141 yards and a 40-yard touchdown with an acrobatic grab on an under-thrown ball. The Longhorns got efforts from everywhere offensively in a 37-14 win over Iowa State.
Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma: Broyles grabbed the Big 12's all-time record for receptions with his 304th in the game, and finished with four catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns. A momentous evening for an unbelievable career.
Eric Stephens, RB, Texas Tech: Stephens helped Texas Tech take the lead for good with a pair of third-quarter touchdowns as Texas Tech erased an early 20-point deficit to beat Kansas, 45-34. Stephens finished with 124 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries.