Big 12's lunch links
April, 21, 2014
By Jake Trotter | ESPN.com
A great moment.
- Texas' big picture is still blurry after the spring game, writes the San Antonio Express-News' Mike Finger. Boosting confidence and improving QB play are now the goals, according to the Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton.
- QB Tyrone Swoopes improved after a slow start in the scrimmage. The Dallas Morning News' Chris Hummer had five observations of the Horns’ spring game.
- Texas linebacker Steve Edmond’s disparaging comments over the weekend have fueled Baylor fire, writes the Waco Tribune-Herald's John Werner.
- Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is driving home a message of focus to his team this spring, reports the Topeka Capital-Journal's Ken Corbitt. The running back battle continues in Manhattan, Kan., according to the Kansas City Star's Kellis Robinett.
- Uprooted by Hurricane Katrina, Sam Carter has thrived at TCU, writes the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson.
- The need for speed is driving Iowa State defensive end Mitchell Meyers, the Ames Tribune's Bobby La Gesse details.
- Oklahoma's young, but talented receivers will get plenty of chances this fall, according to The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey. The Dallas Morning News' Alex Apple believes Sooners QB Trevor Knight is a Heisman sleeper. The Oklahoman's Ryan Aber explains how Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield grew up a Sooner fan growing up in Austin, Texas.
- Health is a big factor for the Oklahoma State offensive line, according to The Oklahoman's John Helsley. Cowboys DE Jimmy Bean is beginning to draw attention.
- West Virginia is trying to reverse two years of dreadful pass defense, writes the West Virginia MetroNews Network's Allan Taylor.
- Right or wrong, quarterback exits present an image issue for Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, in the opinion of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Don Williams, who also looks at all the QBs who have left Tech over the years.
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BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
11:36 2nd Qtr Fresno State 3 Rice 16 Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49
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
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
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