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Notre Dame helmet stickers

November, 18, 2012
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Here's who stood out the most for the Irish as they improved to 11-0 with a 38-0 win over Wake Forest.

Everett Golson, QB: This was the home performance all had been waiting for. Golson completed 20 of 30 passes for 346 yards with three touchdowns and one pick. The redshirt freshman is riding high into the regular-season finale at USC.

Cierre Wood, RB: If this was Wood's Notre Dame Stadium finale, he sure went out in style. Wood finished with 150 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, including a 68-yard score on the game's first drive.

T.J. Jones, WR: The junior keeps getting better and better. He was the recipient of a wide open 34-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter, and he finished with 97 yards on six catches.

Tyler Eifert, TE: The senior caught six passes for 85 yards and a score, and he passed Ken MacAfee for the top spot on the Irish's career catches list for tight ends. Eifert now has 130 career receptions.

Team defense: No individual stood out here numbers-wise, and yet this was as effective a performance the unit has put out all year. Notre Dame notched its first shutout since 2009, and it held Wake Forest to 209 total yards.

Big East helmet stickers: Week 12

November, 18, 2012
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Here's who stood out the most during Week 12 of the Big East

Montel Harris, RB, Temple: Uh, wow. Harris set school and conference records in rushing for 351 yards and seven touchdowns. Not much else to say but "wow," once more. (And to think he didn't even practice this week because of a knee injury.)

Savon Huggins, RB, Rutgers: With Jawan Jamison limited by an ankle injury, Huggins slid into the No. 1 role and filled the shoes more than capably, carrying the ball 41 times for 179 yards. Seriously, what other No. 2 running back could handle that kind of workload? It matches Jamison's 41-carry effort from earlier this season, at USF.

Alec Lemon, WR, Syracuse: Lemon caught 12 passes for a career-high 244 yards, including the game-winner with 20 seconds left. He had four catches for 81 yards on the Orange's final drive. Lemon's 244 yards topped all receivers in Week 12, and it marked the third-highest single-game total in Big East history.

Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse: Nassib led the Orange to another last-second road win. He completed 26 of 40 passes for 385 yards with two touchdowns and one pick, and he has lifted Syracuse to four wins in its last five games, bowl-eligible once again.
Honoring the best and the brightest from around the Big Ten in Week 12.
  • Michigan QB Devin Gardner: On a day when Michigan honored record-setting QB Denard Robinson and its other seniors, Gardner showed why he's the future for the Wolverines offense. The junior continued to make strides as a passer, completing 18 of 23 attempts for 314 yards and three touchdowns. He's not Robinson, but he can run a bit, too, racking up 37 rush yards and three touchdowns, including two fourth-down runs for scores. Gardner became the first Michigan quarterback to account for six touchdowns since Steve Smith did it in 1983 at Minnesota.
  • Penn State QB Matt McGloin and WR Allen Robinson: The record-setting duo continue to power an improved Nittany Lions passing game, and both had enormous days in a 45-22 win over Indiana. McGloin completed 22 of 32 passes for a career-high 395 yards and four touchdowns, with all the scores coming in the first half. He broke Daryll Clark's single-season passing record while also setting the career mark for passing touchdowns. Robinson also had an enormous afternoon, with 10 catches for 197 yards and three scores, smashing the school's single-season reception mark.
  • Northwestern S Ibraheim Campbell and LB David Nwabuisi: Four takeaways lifted a shorthanded Northwestern team past Michigan State, and both Campbell and Nwabuisi played a big role in forcing them. Campbell had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, and his hit on Michigan State QB Andrew Maxwell led to a third-quarter interception. Nwabuisi had a 43-yard interception return for a touchdown early in the third quarter, the team's first pick-six since the 2011 TicketCity Bowl. Campbell and Nwabuisi combined for 18 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, as Northwestern improved to 8-3.
  • Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier and DE John Simon: Another dynamic duo, these two Buckeyes defenders were beasts in Ohio State's 21-14 overtime win over Wisconsin. Shazier had 12 tackles, including three tackles for loss, and forced a fumble on the goal line from Montee Ball late in regulation. Simon had four sacks for a total of 36 yards and kept the heat on Badgers QB Curt Phillips.
  • Nebraska WR Kenny Bell: The Nebraska sophomore was the go-to guy in the Huskers' 38-14 win over Minnesota. Bell set career highs with nine catches for 136 yards and two scores. He was the main beneficiary of another strong game by quarterback Taylor Martinez (21-of-29, 308 yards).

SEC helmet stickers: Week 12

November, 18, 2012
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Time to pass out the helmet stickers for Week 12 in the SEC:

Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt's defense put the clamps on Tennessee's high-scoring offense in a 41-18 win over the Vols. The Commodores have now held five of their past seven opponents under 20 points. Hal was the catalyst on Saturday with a pair of interceptions, both leading to Vanderbilt touchdowns. He picked off Justin Worley in the second quarter and returned it 36 yards to the Tennessee 17-yard line, setting up the Commodores' first touchdown. Then in the third quarter, Hal intercepted Tyler Bray and returned it 32 yards to the Tennessee 4-yard line, leading to another touchdown and a 27-10 lead.

Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: Johnny Football just keeps putting on a show every week. In the Aggies’ 47-28 win over Sam Houston State, he passed for three touchdowns and ran for two touchdowns and just may have taken the lead in the Heisman Trophy race. The only thing he did wrong was miss an extra point in the third quarter. Manziel became the fifth player and first freshman in FBS history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season.

LSU coach Les Miles: Not only did his football team rally in the fourth quarter for a 41-35 victory over Ole Miss, but Miles brought the house down in his postgame press conference. Do yourself a favor and go watch it. Even for Miles, who became must-see TV a long time ago, it was an epic performance. How many times do you hear a coach say this about his players, “You go find them. You go throw your arms around them. You go give them a big kiss on the mouth … if you’re a girl?”

Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia: It's hard to beat Murray's stat line the last three weeks. He passed for four more touchdowns in Georgia's 45-14 win over Georgia Southern and has 922 passing yards, 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions in his past three outings. Murray now has 87 career touchdown passes, which is one behind Chris Leak and Tim Tebow for third all-time among SEC players.

Tyler Russell, QB, Mississippi State: The Bulldogs needed a pick-me-up after being blown out in three straight games, and Russell provided it by steering Mississippi State to 38 unanswered points in a 45-14 rout of Arkansas. Russell finished 19-of-32 for 274 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He completed passes to eight different players and now has 21 touchdown passes and only four interceptions this season.

Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 12

November, 18, 2012
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Time to hand out a little hardware for a job well done. Your stickers are in the mail, gentlemen.

Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma: West Virginia has played the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week in its past four games. That's not quite a coincidence. Jones is in line to become the fifth. He set a school record with 554 yards on 38-of-51 passing and threw six touchdowns in Oklahoma's 50-49 win over West Virginia in Morgantown. His final score of the night was a 5-yarder to Kenny Stills, who caught four on the evening and won the game with just 24 seconds to play.

Sam Richardson, QB, Iowa State: The freshman had been waiting all season long for his chance, and he took advantage when Paul Rhoads gave it to him. He broke out in a huge way in Iowa State's 51-23 win over Kansas, completing 23-of-27 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. He also ran for 43 yards and a touchdown to get the Cyclones bowl eligible for the third time in four years. Four of his touchdowns were in a crazy second quarter that helped Iowa State race to a 38-17 halftime lead.

Zack Craig, S, Oklahoma State: When you're hot, you're hot. Craig blocked two Texas Tech punts and returned the second one 30 yards for a touchdown during Oklahoma State's 59-21 win over Texas Tech. For any special teamer, that's a fantastic season. Craig called it Saturday. He added a tackle for loss on defense. That's quite the performance.

Isaiah Anderson, WR, Oklahoma State: Anderson didn't touch the ball in the second half, and only touched it five times in the first. Sometimes, that's all that's necessary. He scored touchdowns on three of his four catches and finished with 174 yards. He scored on plays of 60, 66 and 33 yards and added a 26-yard run on his only carry of the game, an end around.

Baylor's offensive line: Can't really give it to one back or one player on Baylor's team in Saturday's 52-24 evisceration of Kansas State. The big uglies up front took care of business and treated K-State's front seven like nobody had all season long. The Bears ran for 342 yards and five touchdowns and averaged 7 yards a carry on the Big 12's No. 2 rushing defense. Nick Florence wasn't sacked, and scoring 52 points on this K-State defense isn't easy. Every Baylor skill position player was in awe at their performance after the game.

Tavon Austin, RB/WR/KR, West Virginia: Normally, helmet stickers are reserved solely for players on winning teams, but I couldn't resist here. Austin put on one of the greatest shows in Big 12 history in the 50-49 loss to Oklahoma. In his first game at running back, he rushed 21 times for 344 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught four passes for 82 yards and returned eight kicks for 146 yards. That's 572 all-purpose yards in one game. Are you kidding me?

Pac-12 helmet stickers: Week 12

November, 18, 2012
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Kind of a slow day. Had to dig deep to find candidates.

The Stanford defense: All of them -- including defensive coordinator Derek Mason – for holding Oregon to 14 points in a 17-14 overtime win. Oregon -- to 14 freaking points! And they did it on the road. Even more impressive.

Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford: The stats weren’t mind-blowing. But he was efficient, he kept plays alive with his feet, he tossed a touchdown and ran for another. Oh yeah, and he won his first career road start at Autzen. Did we mention the defense held the Ducks to 14 points?

Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA: He tallied eight tackles, one for a loss, forced a fumble and had an interception in the Bruins' 38-28 win over rival USC.

Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA: Running back Johnathan Franklin could certainly get the nod here, but Hundley’s composure was phenomenal. He was 22-of-30 for 234 yards and accounted for three touchdowns -- one in the air and two on the ground.

Keith Price, QB, Washington: Price broke out against Colorado (that seems to happen a lot to the Buffs) by completing 22-of-29 balls for 248 yards and five touchdowns in the 38-3 win.

Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona: Only 200+ this week. Still good enough for a helmet sticker -- especially on the road against one of the better rush defenses in the conference. Carey had 204 yards and a score on 26 carries in the 34-24 win over the Utes.

Taylor Kelly, QB, ASU: He was deadly-efficient, completing 20 of 23 passes for 246 yards and four touchdowns. After starting the game 2-of-5, Kelly completed a school record 18-straight passes for 236 yards and the four scores. More importantly, the 46-7 win over Washington State gets the Sun Devils bowl eligible.

ACC helmet stickers: Week 12

November, 18, 2012
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Here are your top five performers for Week 12, in no particular order:
  • Florida State running back Devonta Freeman: He rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 carries in a 41-14 win over Maryland to help the Noles clinch a share of the Atlantic Division title and secure a spot in the Dec. 1 Dr Pepper ACC championship game in Charlotte.
  • Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd: He became the first player in ACC history to account for eight touchdowns in a game, as he led the Tigers to a share of the Atlantic Division title with a 62-48 win over NC State. The Wolfpack led 24-13 in the second quarter before Clemson scored 42 straight points. Boyd accounted for every Clemson touchdown. He was 30-for-44 for 426 yards and ran for 105 yards -- a school-record 531 total yards.
  • Miami quarterback Stephen Morris: He threw for 413 yards and three touchdowns, leading Miami to bowl eligibility in a 40-9 romp over South Florida. Morris became just the second UM quarterback to record a trio of 400-yard games in his career. Gino Torretta had 400-yard games, in 1989, 1991 and 1992. Morris also became the first quarterback in Miami history to record multiple 400-yard passing games in a season.
  • Georgia Tech: The Jackets kept their hopes of winning the Coastal Division alive, clinched at least a share of the title and became bowl eligible for the 16th straight season after a 42-24 win over Duke. It's been an impressive turnaround for the Jackets, who started off 1-3 in conference play and had to win one of their last two games in order to become bowl eligible.
  • NC State receiver Tobais Palmer: Despite the loss to Clemson, Palmer set an ACC record with 496 all-purpose yards. He had a school-record 277 yards on kickoff returns and caught seven passes for 219 yards and three touchdowns. He was just six yards shy of setting the ACC record for kickoff return yards in a game.

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