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Big 12 Power Poll Week 6

Big 12 North
1. Kansas (1) – Defense is the suspect, but Todd Reesing, Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier proved again why they have one of the most explosive offenses in the nation.
2. Nebraska (2) – Scored 27 points in the fourth quarter against Missouri to win 27-12. They looked awful the first three quarters, which could be blamed in the weather. There was some awful play calling in the game.
3. Missouri (3) – Blew a 12-0 lead and gave up 27 points in the fourth quarter, including 21 of those in a 3:32 time period. The game was at home, and they needed this game to win the North.
4. Iowa State (5) – Have Kansas a run for their money for two years in a row. With their running back healthy, they’re a different team.
5. Colorado (6) – Looked strong against Colorado in the first half, and then Cody Hawkins pulled his usual routine.  The Buffs made a switch at QB during the fourth quarter that will last the rest of the season.
6. Kansas State (4) – Got smoked by Texas Tech 66-14.  Absolutely awful.

Big 12 South
1. Texas (1) – Colt McCoy didn’t look good, but it was possibly a trap game with the OU game coming up this week. Colorado gave them a scare, but the second half was all Texas.
2. Oklahoma (3) – The savior has returned…Sam Bradford that is.  We will see how good OU really is this weekend with the Red River Shootout.
3. Oklahoma State (2) – Beat Texas A&M on the road, 36-31. Didn’t look impressive and without Dez Bryant, they’re in trouble.
4. Texas Tech (4) – With a backup QB, they lit up Kansas State, 66-14. Their offense is scary and will give plenty of teams scares.
5. Texas A&M (6) -Lost for the second straight week… They’ve got a quite bit to prove.
6. Baylor (5) – Losing to OU on the road isn’t anything to hang their head about…But they’ve got a lot of work to do.

The following Big 12 POTW are from the Big 12 press release... These were the guys I was going to choose anyway.

Steven Sheffield, Texas Tech, QB, Jr, Austin, Texas
In his first career start, Steven Sheffield connected on 33-of-41 passes for 490 yards and seven touchdowns in leading Texas Tech to a win over Kansas State. The touchdown total ties the second-best single game performance in school history. The junior accumulated 509 yards of total offense, which ranks 10th all-time at Tech. His passing yardage is the 12th-highest single-game performance in program annals and helped TTU to the school’s third-best offensive game with 734 yards. Sheffield completed his day after the first drive of the fourth quarter.


Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, DT, Sr, Portland, Ore.
Ndamukong Suh made six tackles, including one-for-loss and a fumble-forcing sack in No. 21/22 Nebraska’s 27-12 win over No. 23/18 Missouri. The senior defensive tackle also had three quarterback hurries, a pass breakup and an interception that led to Nebraska’s go-ahead touchdown. Suh’s sack was the 15th of his career and the interception was his fourth, bettering his own school career record. He has had at least one TFL in 15 of Nebraska’s past 16 games, including each of the past nine.


Jordan Shipley, Texas, WR/PR/KR, Sr, Burnet, Texas
Jordan Shipley’s 74-yard punt return for a touchdown helped No. 2/2 Texas seal its 38-14 win over Colorado. It was the fifth-longest punt return in UT history. Shipley has returned two punts for scores this season and three in his career – both tied for school records. He tallied 126 yards on five total returns with 88 on punt returns and 38 on kickoff returns for a 25.2 average. Including his 147 yards receiving, Shipley had a career high 273 all-purpose yards.