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ISU’s Bailey shares Big 12 honor

AP PHOTO - Iowa State senior defensive end JaQuan Bailey (3) battles TCU tackle Austin Myers (56) during a Big 12 Conference football game on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. Iowa State won 37-34.

IRVING, Texas — Iowa State senior defensive end JaQuan Bailey was named the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week, announced Monday by the Big 12 Conference.

Bailey, a native of Jacksonville, Fla, had a monster game in Iowa State’s 37-34 victory at TCU on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. The senior set or tied four Iowa State school records, including equaling school single-game marks in quarterback sacks (3.5) and tackles for loss (4).

Bailey registered all of his sacks in the first half for a total loss of 30 yards. He also had seven tackles and a strip sack where he recovered the fumble, setting up an ISU touchdown late in the second quarter.

Bailey’s big day helped him eclipse Iowa State career records in sacks (22) and tackles for loss (36.5). He currently ranks in the top-10 nationally in both categories.

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