NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 26: Running back Roy Finch #22 of the Oklahoma Sooners dodges defensive tackle Jake McDonough #94 of the Iowa State Cyclones during the second half November 26, 2011 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 26-6. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
The conclusion of the 2011 football season brings about the award nominations from the staff here at Crimson And Cream. Unlike last year where we each awarded an honor to a player or coach, this year we're leaving it up to our readers to decide who gets the honors. We introduced our nominations Sunday night on the SoonerNation podcast and now your opportunity to cast your vote comes after the jump.
Nominations For Biggest Surprise Of The Year
O3: Not Using Roy Finch Enough
JTE: Jaz Reynolds
CCM: Michael Hunnicutt
Jaz Reynolds came out of nowhere to place third on the team in receptions (41) and recorded 715 receiving. He caught five touchdowns, including a couple of one-handed jaw droppers.
Roy Finch was a preseason all-conference selection and most fans had him tabbed to be the primary feature back. It wasn't until Dominique Whaley's injury that Finch was thrust into a considerable amount of playing time. He responded with 619 rushing yards, 3 touchdowns and a 5.7 yard per carry average.
Speaking of coming out of nowhere, that's exactly where Michael Hunnicutt came from. Not only did he bring consistency back to Oklahoma's kicking game (87%) he also added distance. Hunnicutt was a perfect 4-4 from beyond forty yards with a long of 53.
Nomination For Biggest Disappointment Of The Year
O3: Play Calling
JTE: Play Calling
CCM: Play Calling
Unfortunately you guys don't get to vote on this one because we were all in agreement. Be it offensive or defensive the play calling was absolutely atrocious at times. From the failure to pull Gabe Lynn out of the Tech game to the, limited use of Roy Finch, to the decision to only run the ball 9 times in the first half against Oklahoma State it was bad, bad, bad!
Cast your vote for Biggest Surprise of the Year
Jaz Reynolds (53 votes)
Lack of use of Roy Finch (75 votes)
Michael Hunnicutt (56 votes)
184 total votes