Big 12 lunchtime links
- Iowa State has a history of bouncing back after tough losses, writes Bobby La Gesse of the Ames Tribune.
- Center has been a problem position for Kansas, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Baylor's Tevin Reese thinks there is a drawback when scoring 70 points in a game, writes the Wichita Eagle's Kellis Robinett.
- KSU coach Bill Snyder points to his 2003 Wildcats squad to give this current group hope, writes Ken Corbitt of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Josh Heupel and Major Applewhite will meet again on Saturday. Heupel, Oklahoma's offensive coordinator, and Applewhite, Texas' offensive coordinator, dueled as starting quarterbacks in 1999 and 2000, splitting the two games, writes Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman.
- Oklahoma State's offensive tempo has been slowed for various reasons, writes Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman.
- Texas receiver Mike Davis issues another apology for his late block on Iowa State defensive back Deon Broomfield, reports Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News.
- Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds says the result of the Red River Rivalry isn't the only thing that will decide Mack Brown's fate, writes Brad Townsend and Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News.
- TCU's defense could be better than its 2-3 record would lead you to believe, writes Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- The red zone could be key when Texas Tech hosts Iowa State on Saturday, reports Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen still has hope the Mountaineers can get quality play from the quarterback position, writes Dave Hickman of the Charleston Gazette.
- The Mountaineers' bye week comes at the perfect time, reports Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail.
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