Big 12 lunchtime links
October, 23, 2013
By Max Olson | ESPN.com
Betting barbecue -- especially Pecan Lodge barbecue -- on football games is always a great idea.
- 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 Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
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