Turns out Jadakiss is a fan of the Jayhawks. Who knew? On to the links:
- Gary Patterson makes it official: Casey Pachall will be available to play against Texas. So why not give him the start on Saturday? Patterson remains a firm believer in what this team can accomplish.
- Linebacker Eric Striker is living up to his name for Oklahoma. The Sooners rank last in the Big 12 in the latest Graduation Success Rate numbers.
- Oliver Luck has already begun preparing for his role in the College Football Playoff. West Virginia's bowl hopes are in jeopardy right now. WVU's struggles this year raise some interesting questions about its recruiting.
- Ben Heeney and Tony Pierson remain "day-to-day" for Kansas this week. Dexter McDonald has found a home at cornerback for the Jayhawks.
- Kansas State's mentality for the rest of the season: "We have got to win out." Dana Holgorsen offers his take on preparing for the K-State two-quarterback system. Tyler Lockett, Tremaine Thompson still face big expectations when healthy.
- Does this Texas team play better with a chip on it shoulder? Texas is dealing with some more vandalism this week courtesy of some Aggies.
- Kliff Kingsbury's reputation is growing with every win at Texas Tech, writes Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel. Texas Tech cornerback Derrick Mays' confidence and knee are both much healthier this season.
- Breaking down why Oklahoma State's defense is much-improved in 2013. The punting game could be key factor in the Pokes' efforts against Iowa State.
- Iowa State desperately needs another big upset, says Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register. The 2011 loss in Ames remains a sore spot for Oklahoma State.
- Baylor's speedy receiving duo is living up to high expectations this season. Five reasons why Baylor has a better team than Texas Tech thus far.
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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