Why aren't more Big 12 coaches getting their own "Swaggercopters" if they're so successful?
- This is a nice move: Oklahoma is letting injured linebacker Corey Nelson dress out for senior day. Sooners defenders are backing Charles Tapper after his ejection against Baylor. Gabe Ikard is still holding a grudge against Kirk Herbstreit.
- Baylor cornerback K.J. Morton insists he wasn't trying to hurt anyone with his targeting penalty against OU. Receiver Clay Fuller is one of 53 nominees for the Burlsworth Trophy, honoring outstanding walk-ons.
- TCU's underclassmen want to send the seniors to another bowl game. Its receivers are reenergized after a players-only meeting.
- Two West Virginia defenders have been ruled out for the season. Dana Holgorsen isn't making excuses but admits his players are "pretty beat up."
- Mack Brown has been coaching his tail off this season. The Longhorns have to find a way to replace Johnathan Gray and Chris Whaley in the locker room. Long snapper Nate Boyer has been named the NFF Legacy Award recipient.
- Tre Porter is becoming a mentor for Texas Tech's freshman-filled secondary. Kliff Kingsbury is a fan of keeping Texas Tech vs. Baylor at AT&T Stadium in the future.
- Charlie Weis isn't interested in telling West Virginia who his starting QB will be this weekend. KU is still trying to find the right combinations on its offensive line.
- Kansas State's offensive line, meanwhile, has regained its swagger recently. KSU's Ryan Mueller is one of three Big 12 players on the Hendricks Award midseason watch list.
- Oklahoma State is benefitting big from the touchdowns its defense and special teams are contributing. Tracy Moore is confident in OSU's receiving corps even if Josh Stewart is sidelined.
- Iowa State trusts punter Kirby Van Der Kamp when it's time for trickery. The Cyclones' offense has yet to score on an opening drive and is focused on faster starts.
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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