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- Do not expect to see Casey Pachall make his triumphant return on Saturday. TCU coach Gary Patterson is confident anything can happen Saturday against Texas. The Frogs have landed one of the best QBs in the Dallas area.
- Oklahoma State is searching for consistency from a rotating group of offensive linemen. Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman explains why J.W. Walsh got benched. New offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich has never been in this situation.
- In case you missed it, Chris Brown's Grantland story on Art Briles' offense is a must-read. A tight end commit has decided to sign early with Baylor.
- One day in, Iowa State's quarterback battle is over as Sam Richardson keeps his job. The Cyclones recently held a players-only meeting.
- Kansas will need the help of a loud crowd if it hopes to slow down Baylor. Freshman Montell Cozart's role will be as the "change-up" QB.
- What happened to Oklahoma's vertical passing game? OU kicker Michael Hunnicutt hasn't forgotten his misses against Texas Tech in 2011.
- Texas Tech is stepping up its play-action passing game with Davis Webb. DeAndre Washington enjoyed his "coming-out party" two years ago against OU.
- What's the next step for Texas after its win over Oklahoma? Chris Whaley has become the general of Texas' defensive line.
- Below .500 for the first time since 2008, West Virginia needs a win against KSU. WVU gets a break from passing QBs this week against K-State.
- Kansas State has a dynamic duo in Tyler Lockett and Tramaine Thomspon. A weekend off has K-State players feeling refreshed.
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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