Big 12 lunch links: K-State vows to recover
September, 2, 2013
By Jake Trotter | ESPN.com
What was the song of the summer -- "Get Lucky" or "Blurred Lines?"
- Kansas State vowed to recover from its loss to FCS opponent North Dakota State, according to the Kansas City Star's Kellis Robinett. The Manhattan Mercury's Grant Guggisberg says the Wildcats were overmatched defensively
- The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Don Williams breaks down the Texas Tech QB situation, among things, and Baker Mayfield went from unknown to monster debut.
- Falling to Northern Iowa was a sobering experience for Iowa State, writes the Ames Tribune's Bobby La Gesse. The Cyclones offense just didn't come to play, in the opinion of the Des Moines Register's Randy Peterson.
- The Oklahoma State defense rose to the occasion against the SEC, writes the Tulsa World's Jimmie Tramel. Gina Mizell notes the Cowboys are looking for an offensive identity.
- Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger is confident with Charlie Weis coaching the Jayhawks, writes Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal. The Jayhawks are concentrating on mental fitness, according to the Lawrence Journal-World's Tom Keegan.
- The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson believes Bob Stoops picked the right QB. The Sooners still have some kinks to work out offensively, reports The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey, but the QB position has been transformed in Norman, according to the Tulsa World's Guerin Emig.
- The run game was one of the bright spots for West Virginia, writes the Charleston Daily Mail's Chuck McGill. Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the ground game is the Mountaineers' new weapon.
- Baylor football more than one-hit wonder in the opinion of the Waco Tribune-Herald's John Werner. The paper's Brice Cherry writes the Bears could be in it for the long haul.
- A sluggish start turned into a record-setting rout for Texas, writes Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News. In its first game, the Longhorns showed improvement in several areas.
- Horned Frogs must take praise in stride after hanging with LSU, writes the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Gil LeBreton. Casey Pachall will start again for TCU, but Trevone Boykin a valuable part of offense, reports the Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson.