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Big 12 helmet stickers, Week 1: Texas quarterbacks share honors again

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Swoopes' diving TD wins 2OT thriller for Texas (0:50)

Tyrone Swoopes powers his way through Notre Dame's defense for a 6-yard touchdown that gives Texas a 50-47 victory in double overtime. (0:50)

Helmet stickers are back, our tribute to the best performances weekly in the Big 12. Here are the league’s brightest stars of Kickoff Week:

The Texas quarterbacks: True freshman Shane Buechele showed impressive composure on a huge stage, completing 16 of 26 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns in the Longhorns' 50-47, double-OT win over Notre Dame. He excelled on deep throws and provided a bright ray of optimism for a Texas program that has lacked a consistent passing threat for six years. And how about Tyrone Swoopes? The 6-foot-4, 249-pound senior stepped aside for Buechele, assuming the role of 18-wheeler in the UT backfield. Just look at what he did on the Longhorns’ final possession -- delivering the game-winning score and this brutal run to set it up.

Kansas State LB Elijah Lee: The preseason All-Big 12 pick lived up to his billing with a career-best 12 tackles in the Wildcats’ 26-13 loss to Stanford. Lee helped K-State keep Christian McCaffrey under control, a task as difficult as any in college football this season.

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes: Just another day at the office for the versatile junior, who threw for 407 yards in the first half and 483 total on 30-of-43 passing in a 69-17 win over Stephen F. Austin. Mahomes also rushed for 57 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. He belongs in the Heisman Trophy conversation.

West Virginia WR Daikiel Shorts: The senior showed up early and often as Skyler Howard's favorite option in the Mountaineers’ 26-11 win over Missouri. He snagged eight balls for 131 yards, providing an option alongside Shelton Gibson to produce consistent big days on offense for Howard.

TCU WR Taj Williams: One of the nation’s top junior college transfers, the 6-foot-3 junior slid nicely into the role of top receiving target of Kenny Hill. Williams caught 11 passes for 158 yards and two scores in the Horned Frogs’ 59-41 win over South Dakota State. Hill deserves a nod, too, for his solid debut.