McCoy, Suh Lead All-Big 12 Awards

  • Thursday, December 3, 2009 10:47 PM
  • Written By: Jonathan Crowl

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2009 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Coach of the Year Mack Brown, Texas

Offensive Lineman of the Year Russell Okung, Oklahoma State

Defensive Lineman of the Year Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska

Offensive Freshman of the Year Christine Michael, Texas A&M

Defensive Freshman of the Year Aldon Smith, Missouri

Special Teams Player of the Year Brandon Banks, Kansas State

Defensive Newcomer of the Year David Sims, Iowa State

Offensive Newcomer of the Year Daniel Thomas, Kansas State

Defensive Player of the Year Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska

Offensive Player of the Year Colt McCoy, Texas

2009 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM

Offense

Pos. Player School Class

QB Colt McCoy Texas Sr.

RB Daniel Thomas Kansas State Jr.

RB Keith Toston Oklahoma State Sr.

FB Bryant Ward Oklahoma State Jr.

WR Jordan Shipley Texas Sr.

WR Danario Alexander Missouri Sr.

WR Dezmon Briscoe Kansas Jr.

TE Jeron Mastrud Kansas State Sr.

OL Russell Okung Oklahoma State Sr.

OL Trent Williams Oklahoma Sr.

OL Nick Stringer Kansas State Sr.

OL Brandon Carter Texas Tech Sr.

OL Nate Solder Colorado Jr.

PK Grant Ressel Missouri So.

KR/PR Brandon Banks Kansas State Sr.

Defense

DL Ndamukong Suh Nebraska Sr.

DL Gerald McCoy Oklahoma Jr.

DL Von Miller Texas A&M Jr.

DL Brandon Sharpe Texas Tech Sr.

DL Jared Crick Nebraska So.

LB Sean Weatherspoon Missouri Sr.

LB Jesse Smith Iowa State Sr.

LB Travis Lewis Oklahoma So.

DB Earl Thomas Texas So.

DB Perrish Cox Oklahoma State Sr.

DB Dominique Franks Oklahoma Jr.

DB Prince Amukamara Nebraska Jr.

DB Larry Asante Nebraska Sr.

P Derek Epperson Baylor Jr.

Nebraska Chokes On Big Opportunity

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2009 8:21 PM
  • Written By: Jonathan Crowl

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All game long last weekend, ABC's broadcasting team discussed Nebraska 12-year drought since its last road win over a ranked opponent. It's hard to believe, considering nine bowls in the 11 seasons since and an appearance in the 2001 BCS Championship game, but it's true. And with every stifled Virginia Tech drive, fans became more confident in Nebraska's defense, which effectively shut down an offense that ran all around and over it last season.

Then third-and-nine happened. Don't expect many Husker faithful to remember who caught that 81-yard pass from Tyrod Taylor (it was Danny Coale). But the image of that play's blown coverage still burns bright. Matt O'Hanlon -- the safety who drifted too far toward the middle of the field and left Coale wide open on a fade route -- made a touchdown-saving tackle that ultimately only hurt Nebraska, after Taylor connected with Tyrelle Roberts in the end zone with 21 seconds left.

And let's not forget that third-down play, which Taylor extended by stuttering in the backfield and freezing NU lineman Ndamukong Suh for a split second. Given enough time to re-stitch the football, Taylor capped off the Hokies' only sizable drive of the game. Final alcohol sales figures for the weekend aren't yet available, but it's a good guess Nebraska kicked the Miller family fortune up into the strata shared by Gates and Buffet.

Once again, the Huskers find themselves looking to the future, hoping a few wins strung together will help nudge Nebraska back into the national spotlight. Gotta be frustrating, though, losing a Top 20 match-up that you dominated the same weekend historical arch-nemesis Miami climbed into the Top 10 in its third season after bottoming out.

Of course, we have Nebraska's loss to thank for this video, which I've seen 100 different places this week:

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