Sunday, October 16, 2011
Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 7
By David Ubben
Time to hand out a few helmet stickers for a job well done.
Kansas State special teams: Can't give it to just one. The Wildcats special teamers had a few hiccups, but in a 41-34 win, the Wildcats blocked two field goals and Tyler Lockett returned a kick 100 yards for a touchdown. That's how you win games, and Kansas State has done it four consecutive Saturdays as an underdog.
Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M: Swope swiped this sticker from his teammate, Ryan Tannehill, with a career day in Texas A&M's 55-28 win over Baylor. He caught 11 of Tannehill's passes and turned them into 206 yards and four of Tannehill's six touchdowns. Swope caught one 68-yard touchdown over the top of the defense and turned an intermediate pass into another 68-yard-score when he broke a tackle.
James Franklin, QB, Missouri: Franklin accounted for five touchdowns in Missouri's convincing 52-17 win over Iowa State. He completed 20 of 28 passes for 289 yards and 3 scores with two interceptions. He also ran for 84 yards and two touchdowns.
Jeremy Smith, RB, Oklahoma State: Smith racked up 140 yards on just seven carries, which included two touchdown runs of 71 and 34 yards in Oklahoma State's 38-26 win over Texas. Quite the day for the big man who doesn't get quite as many touches as his more fleet-footed teammate in the backfield, Joseph Randle.
Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma: The Sooners were underwhelming, but the Big 12 Blog's hat (humor us) is off to Broyles, who made history on Saturday night. With a 57-yard touchdown catch in the first half, he became the NCAA career leader in receptions, with 317. He finished his night with 13 catches for 217 yards and two touchdowns in Oklahoma's 47-17 win over Kansas. A very believable record for a player with an unbelievable career. He also set the Big 12 record for touchdown catches.