Big 12 lunchtime links
August, 29, 2013
By Brandon Chatmon | ESPN.com
Johnny Savings is in the building ladies and gentlemen ...
- 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
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35