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Pac-10 helmet stickers: Week 10

November, 7, 2010
Who deserves a sticker on his helmet for a job well done?

Stanford: No way to single out an individual or even a unit. The Cardinal turned in its most complete performance of the season in the 42-17 win over Arizona.

Malcolm Smith: The USC linebacker returned after missing two games with a knee injury to record seven tackles and a sack. He also returned an interception 74 yards for a TD in the Trojans' 34-33 win over Arizona State.

Cameron Jordan: The California defensive end is a big reason the Bears didn't get upset at Washington State. Jordan had a team-high 12 tackles, including three for a loss and 1.5 sacks. He also forced a fumble in the Bears' 20-13 win. Not sure when the last time an end led his team in tackles.

Richard Brehaut: The UCLA QB, who took over when Kevin Prince went down to a season-ending knee injury, was 4-of-6 for 37 yards on the Bruins' drive for the game-winning field goal against Oregon State. For the game, he completed 13-of-19 for 127 yards and rushed for 61 yards on 18 carries in a 17-14 victory.

Darron Thomas: The Oregon offense started off out of sync versus Washington, but Thomas guided it back and turned in another stellar performance, completing 24 of 33 passes for 243 yards with a TD and no interceptions. He ran for 89 yards and two scores in the 53-16 rout.

Non-AQ Helmet Stickers: Week 10

November, 7, 2010
Time for a few non-AQ helmet stickers for Week 10:

TCU quarterback Andy Dalton. The senior threw for a career-high 355 yards in a 47-7 win over Utah, breaking his previous career high of 344 set in 2007 at Stanford. He also had a career-high 93-yard touchdown pass, the third-longest play in TCU history. Dalton also moved into second place on the Mountain West Conference list with 11,320 yards of total offense. He is within striking distance of the record Max Hall set with 11,569 between 2007-09.

Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore. Moore threw for a career-high 507 yards in a 42-7 win over Hawaii, which came into the game with the nation’s most prolific passing attack. But it was Moore who dominated, helping the offense rack up a school-record 737 yards of total offense. He had three touchdown passes to give him 85 for his career, setting the school record.

New Mexico coach Mike Locksley. Give this man a helmet sticker already. The Lobos won for the first time all season, beating Wyoming 34-31. That brings his career total to two. But still, this one was one to savor, leaving Akron as the only winless team in America. James Aho kicked a 38-yard field goal as time expired, and New Mexico forced four turnovers in the win.

Navy offense. What can you say about a team that rolls up a modern day school-record 76 points in a win over East Carolina? This is the same team that lost to Duke last week. But Alexander Teich ran for 157 yards and Ricky Dobbs had 100 as Navy ran up 521 yards rushing.

Tulsa kickoff returner Damaris Johnson. He had 322 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns in a 64-27 victory over Rice. He became the Conference USA record-holder for career kickoff return yards with 3,054 yards. He now needs only 64 yards to become the NCAA’s all-time kickoff return leader. Johnson is now 10th place on the NCAA list with 6,824 career all-purpose yards.

Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey. He ran for 152 yards in a 17-16 loss to FAU. His game allowed him to become the 14th back in school history with more than 1,000 yards in a season.

Temple quarterback Mike Gerardi. He threw for a career-high 368 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 28-10 win over Kent State. Girardi completed 72 percent of his passes and has steadily improved since becoming the starting quarterback four games ago.

SEC helmet stickers: Week 10

November, 7, 2010
In honor of Les Miles, we might hand out blades of grass instead of helmet stickers this week.

On second thought, we’ll stick to helmet stickers:

LSU coach Les Miles: Give it up for “The Hat.” For all the abuse he’s taken this season, he had his team ready to play, had the courage to make one gutsy call after another and has the Tigers in great shape right now to play in a BCS bowl. Yes, he’s out there at times when you listen to him in press conferences (He said several strange things Saturday following the 24-21 win over Alabama), but his players genuinely like playing for him, and most importantly, are willing to lay it on the line for him. Hence his 59-16 record.

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton: For the second week in a row, Auburn’s Cam Newton showed off his passing skills. Newton finished 15-of-21 for 317 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown before watching from the sideline in the second half as Auburn buried Chattanooga 62-24. For the season, Newton now has 19 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is the only player in NCAA history to have passed for 20 touchdowns and rushed for 20 touchdowns in the same season.

Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray: Talk about successful debuts as a starting quarterback. Bray was starting his first game for the Vols Saturday on the road at Memphis, and all the true freshman did was throw five touchdown passes … in the first half. He finished 19-of-33 for 325 yards, and 308 of those yards came in the first half. Bray threw touchdown passes to five different players, as Tennessee crushed Memphis 50-14. He became the first Tennessee quarterback in school history to throw five touchdown passes in a half.

Arkansas running back Knile Davis: If there was an award in the SEC for the player who’s made the biggest push during the second half of the season, Davis would be right up there. He’s added some much-needed firepower to Arkansas’ running game and rushed for 110 yards on 22 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Hogs’ 41-20 win over South Carolina. South Carolina entered the game with the top rushing defense in the SEC and had only given up four rushing touchdowns all season. Davis nearly matched that total Saturday. He has eight rushing touchdowns in his last three games.

Florida receiver Chris Rainey: In his second game back since his suspension, Rainey caught a 40-yard touchdown pass and blocked two punts in Florida’s 55-14 rout of Vanderbilt. Rainey’s first blocked punt set up the Gators at the 3, leading to their first touchdown. His second blocked punt was returned 39 yards for a touchdown by Solomon Patton in the second quarter to make it a 34-0 game.

Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 10

November, 6, 2010
Texas A&M defensive line: The big guys up front stuffed Oklahoma three times -- twice on the 1-yard line -- and turned the Sooner offense over on downs during a 33-19 victory. One came in the first quarter, helping hold together a first-half shutout. The other two came late in the fourth quarter, once with a 16-point lead and another with a 14-point lead after a blocked punt for a safety. Whatever chance Oklahoma had for a miracle comeback was eliminated by the Aggies' defense.

Nebraska's running backs: With two hurt quarterbacks on a windy day in Ames, this one was on them. They delivered. Roy Helu Jr. and Rex Burkhead combined for 228 yards on 42 carries and three touchdowns, including Burkhead's go-ahead touchdown in overtime. Burkhead ran out of the Wildcat formation for much of the game, and helped the Huskers survive a rough day without Taylor Martinez with a 31-30 win in Ames.

Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State: Justin Blackmon returned and was Justin Blackmon (13 rec, 179 yards, TD, also a 69-yard TD run), but Weeden was on the money all day in a 55-28 win against Baylor. He threw for a school-record 435 yards and completed a school-record 34 passes -- including three touchdowns -- helping the Oklahoma State offense rack up a school-record 725 yards of total offense.

Taylor Potts, QB, Texas Tech: Potts lost his starting spot, but gained it back by engineering a big 24-17 comeback win over Missouri, leading the Red Raiders to touchdowns on his first two drives and throwing three touchdown passes overall.

James Sims, RB, Kansas: Kansas was done -- fans were heading for the exits -- resigned to a 12th consecutive conference loss and trailing by 28 with just more than 11 minutes to play. The Jayhawks rallied, and Sims scored three rushing touchdowns, including a 28-yard, game-winner with 52 seconds to play, bringing the losing streak in conference to an end with a shocking 52-45 win over Colorado. Sims finished with 123 yards on 20 carries and had four touchdowns.

Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 10

November, 6, 2010
It's time to recognize the best and the brightest from a wild Week 10 in the Big Ten.

Michigan WR Roy Roundtree: Roundtree shattered the team receiving yards record with 246 on nine catches. He scored a 75-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage and added a 33-yard score early in the second quarter. Roundtree's first four catches went for 192 receiving yards. He easily surpassed Jack Clancy's mark of 197 receiving yards set on Sept. 17, 1966.

Penn State QB Matt McGloin: There's something special about McGloin, a confident player who truly draws energy from the crowd. He relieved Rob Bolden against Northwestern and led five consecutive scoring drives as Penn State rallied for an historic win, Joe Paterno's 400th as a head coach. McGloin completed 18 of 29 passes for 225 yards and four touchdowns. He shares the sticker with running backs Evan Royster and Silas Redd, both of whom eclipsed 130 rush yards.

Michigan State RB Edwin Baker: Baker rejuvenated Michigan State's rushing attack with 179 rush yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries. He set the tone early with 61 rushing yards on Michigan State's first touchdown drive, nearly doubling the team's total (31) last week at Iowa. His carries and touchdown totals are career highs.

Wisconsin CB Antonio Fenelus and LBs Mike Taylor and Culmer St. Jean: The Badgers rebounded against Purdue because of their defense, and Fenelus, Taylor and St. Jean played huge roles. Fenelus recorded a game-high nine tackles (all solo) with an interception and a 48-yard fumble return, and Taylor had an interception and two tackles for loss, including a sack. St. Jean had eight solo tackles and an interception. They share the sticker with reserve running back Montee Ball, who came up big again with 127 rush yards and two touchdowns.

Iowa RB Marcus Coker: The Hawkeyes' depth at running back has been tested the past two years, and they continue to find players to step up. Today it was Coker, a true freshman starting in place of star Adam Robinson (concussion). Coker rushed for 129 yards on 22 carries in Iowa's come-from-behind win at Indiana. He shares the sticker with quarterback Ricky Stanzi and receiver Marvin McNutt.

ACC helmet stickers: Week 10

November, 6, 2010
Here are the ACC's top-five performers for Week 10 (Sorry, Clemson/Atlantic Division):

Virginia Tech running back David Wilson -- He returned a kickoff 90 yards for the game-winning touchdown with 2:23 left in a 28-21 win over Georgia Tech and scored on a 15-yard run to tie the score at 14 in the fourth quarter.

UNC quarterback T.J. Yates -- He threw for 439 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in the Tar Heels’ 37-35 upset of Florida State.

Miami quarterback Stephen Morris -- In his first collegiate start, Morris threw for 286 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown to Leonard Hankerson with 37 seconds left Saturday, rallying Miami past Maryland 26-20. Morris, starting in place of injured Jacory Harris (concussion) helped Miami outgain Maryland 504-254 in total offense.

BC running back Montel Harris -- In a game that featured six interceptions and no touchdown passes from the quarterbacks, Harris delivered. He rushed for 183 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries in a 23-13 win over Wake Forest.

Duke QBs Brandon Connette & Sean Renfree -- Together they led Duke to a 55-48 victory over Virginia for three straight wins over a league opponent for the first time since downing Wake Forest in 1993-94-95. Connette rushed for a career-high 78 yards and two touchdowns on 12 attempts, completed his only pass attempt of the day for 40 yards and set a new school single-game scoring record for freshmen with 14 total points. Renfree completed 17 of 29 passes for 219 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 22 yards and two additional touchdowns. Renfree also directed Duke’s game-winning, 91-yard touchdown drive in the final 2:06. On the game-winning drive, Renfree hit wide receiver Donovan Varner for a 32-yard gain on 4th-and-20 from the Duke 21 yard line with 1:09 left in the game.

Big East helmet stickers: Week 10

November, 6, 2010
Mo Plancher, RB, South Florida: The sixth-year senior carried 21 times for 135 yards in the Bulls' 28-27 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday night. Plancher also had three catches for 45 yards.

Jacquain Williams, LB, South Florida: The senior had 11 tackles and 1.5 sacks against Rutgers.

Jeremy Wright, RB, Louisville: The redshirt freshman stepped in for Bilal Powell and career highs of 19 carries, 98 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-20 win over Syracuse.