- Andrea Adelson, College Football
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Time for a few helmet stickers for Week 12:
Boise State defense. In a word: stifling. The Broncos shut down Fresno State 51-0 on Friday night, handing the Bulldogs their first shutout since 1998. Fresno State had just nine first downs and 125 total yards. The Bulldogs didn't get their first yards of the second half until the fourth quarter. Boise State also had four sacks and got three turnovers.
Tulsa KR Damaris Johnson. Became the NCAA record-holder for career kickoff return yardage with 87 in a 31-28 win over UTEP. Johnson, a junior, now has 3,202 career kickoff return yards, breaking the old mark of 3,118 yards set by Western Michigan’s Brandon West from 2006-09. His second return of the day went 62 yards and set up the game-winning touchdown. He ended with 280 all-purpose yards. Other C-USA mentions: SMU RB Zach Line had a career-high 202 yards rushing in a 31-17 win over Marshall. ... Southern Miss QB Austin Davis had 396 total yards and six touchdowns in a 59-41 win over Houston. ... Memphis LB Jamon Hughes with 17 tackles in a loss to UAB.
ULM QB Kolton Browning. Tied the school record with five touchdown passes in a 49-37 victory over North Texas. Browning completed 18 of 23 passes for 247 yards, and also ran for 73 yards on 16 carries. Browning moved into third place on the ULM single-season completions list with 217 and needs just one to move into second; he also moved into a tie for sixth place on the ULM single-season touchdown passes list with 17 and ninth on the single-season passing yardage list with 2,388 yards. Other Sun Belt mention: FIU defense had seven sacks and three turnovers in a 38-17 win over Louisiana.
Northern Illinois special teams. The Huskies blocked a school record three punts in a 59-21 win over Ball State that clinched the MAC West. Jordan Delegal had two blocks -- one was returned for a touchdown by Jimmie Ward. The other set up a touchdown by Chad Spann, who had three on the day. Ricky Crider had the other blocked punt. Another MAC mention: Eastern Michigan RB Dwayne Priest had a career-high 192 yards and three touchdowns in a 21-17 win over Buffalo. ... Brian Fields and Tevin Drake each had 100 yards rushing for Western Michigan.
Wyoming RB Alvester Alexander. Ran for a school-record five touchdowns and 147 yards in a 44-0 win over Colorado State, the first time the Cowboys won consecutive Border War games since 1991-92. His 14 rushing touchdowns this season also sets a new single-season school record, breaking the old mark of 13, held by Gerald Abraham in 1987 and Jim Crawford in 1956.
Time for a few helmet stickers for Week 12:Boise State defense. In a word: stifling. The Broncos shut down Fresno State 51-0 on Friday night, handing the Bulldogs their first shutout since 1998.