Week 9 helmet stickers

October, 27, 2013
FORT WORTH -- Once again, it's difficult to choose just three helmet stickers to pass out this week after another dominating Texas performance in its 30-7 win at TCU on Saturday. Here are the best of the best:

WR Marcus Johnson: The kid loves a good wheel route. Case McCoy hooked up with Johnson, the speedy sophomore, for a 65-yard touchdown in the second quarter that put Texas ahead 17-7, and don't forget how critical that 10-point lead was on this night. When you're about to spend three hours in the locker room, amid a weather delay, you want to have that kind of a lead and all the confidence that comes with it. Johnson is playing with a ton of confidence right now and burned the TCU secondary for 120 yards on three catches.

LB Steve Edmond: We gave a conference helmet sticker to the Texas defensive line for another impressive showing so we're definitely not ignoring that unit. But Edmond did have a pretty critical role against the Horned Frogs. He shut down their final productive offensive drive of the night by picking off Casey Pachall deep in Texas territory and could've had multiple interceptions, finishing instead with two pass breakups. He seems to have handled his run responsibilities well and in turn TCU's rushing attack never got on track. Edmond is starting to play up to the level expected of him entering 2012.

RB Johnathan Gray: Again, we could give out a ton of these honors this week. But even on a relatively quiet day, at least by his recent standards, Gray was the rock this offense needed to set up everything else, both in the pass game and the outside run game. Gray rushed for 94 yards and probably could've gone for much more had Malcolm Brown not been given 17 totes. Gray is still No. 2 in the Big 12 in rushing and continues to perform at a consistent level that belies his sophomore status.

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