Oct. 11, 2010
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma State kicker Dan Bailey is this week's Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, it was announced today.
Bailey enjoyed a career day when he booted two 52-yard field goals, a 47-yard field goal and a 25-yard field goal to go with six successful point-after touchdowns in the Cowboys' 54-28 win at Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday. Bailey set a new career long when he knocked in a 52-yarder on the Pokes' opening possession, then matched that with a second 52-yarder in the fourth quarter. His previous career long was a 51-yard score against Missouri last season.
On the year, Bailey is a perfect 11-for-11 on field goal attempts and he is 32-for-32 on point-after touchdowns to extend his school-record streak to 163 consecutive PATs without a miss. He ranks third nationally with 13.0 points scored per game. He is the first OSU player since 2001 to hit two 52-yard field goals in the same game.
With Bailey securing this week's conference honor, it marks the fourth time that a Cowboy has earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors through five games this year. Running back Kendall Hunter was the offensive player of the week after OSU's win over Washington State and quarterback Brandon Weeden was the offensive player of the week following his performance against Tulsa. Defensive end Ugo Chinasa was the defensive player of the week after lifting the Cowboys over Texas A&M and now Bailey adds his name to that list.
In addition, Bailey was also recognized this week as the national kicker of the week by the College Football Performance Awards.