Big 12 lunchtime links
August, 29, 2013
By Brandon Chatmon | ESPN.com
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- It's "Big 12 or bust" for Baylor this season, reports the Waco Tribune's John Werner. Also, the Bears' defense is hoping to be a lot better this season. And Bryce Petty is ready to take over the explosive BU offense.
- Baylor is using the heat to prepare and run its uptempo attack, writes Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune.
- Iowa State hasn't forgotten about its 20-19 comeback win against Northern Iowa in 2011. The Cyclones are using that experience to make sure they don't overlook UNI this weekend, writes Bobby La Gesse of the Ames Tribune.
- Teammates have plenty of praise for Kansas quarterback Jake Heaps, reports Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal World.
- You have to be a good learner to play quarterback for Charlie Weis, writes Rustin Dodd of the Wichita Eagle.
- North Dakota State provides a bigger test for Kansas State than many people realize, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
- Is there another Gronk on the horizon at K-State? Corbin McGuire has the story for the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Oklahoma's offensive line has much better depth this season than a year ago, writes John Shinn of the Norman Transcript.
- Sooners coach Bob Stoops has opened his twitter account (@OU_CoachStoops) to the public. It's a change in philosophy for Stoops, writes The Oklahoman's Ryan Aber.
- Mississippi State will test Oklahoma State's toughness, writes Gina Mizell of the Oklahoman.
- As TCU's showdown with LSU rapidly approaches, the Horned Frogs 'need to relax,' says coach Gary Patterson. Stefan Stevenson has the report for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- J.J. Gaines could be ready to step up in Texas Tech's secondary, writes the Lubbock Journal-Avalanche's Don Williams.
- Keep an eye on this freshman running back at West Virginia, writes Bob Hertzel of the Times West Virginian.
- A solid Week 1 preview from Athlon Sports.
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BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State