Big 12 lunchtime links
October, 17, 2013
By Jake Trotter | ESPN.com
This is a gut punch to Big 12 pride:
- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Randy Galloway has a message for the Longhorns after their win over Oklahoma: It's still all about Johnny Football.
- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy considers the 2013 defense his best, he tells The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell.
- Coach Dana Holgorsen does not mince words about where his Mountaineers are at the midpoint of the season, writes the Charleston Daily Mail's Mike Casazza.
- Kansas receiver Justin McCay says he has no regrets about leaving Oklahoma in an interview with the Oklahoman's Jason Kersey. Losses are making things painful for Kansas QB Jake Heaps, per the Topeka Capital-Journal's Mike Vernon.
- TCU coach Gary Patterson is not ready to play redshirt freshman QB Tyler Matthews, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson.
- The routs were nice, but a Big 12 test in Manhattan is just what the doctor ordered for Baylor.
- There have been a lot of ups and downs for the Kansas State quarterbacks, writes the Manhattan Mercury's Joshua Kinder.
- The Des Moines Register's Tommy Birch breaks down the secret to the returning prowess of Iowa State playmaker Jarvis West.
- Texas Tech is getting some depth back on the offensive line, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Don Williams. The Red Raiders aren't just a passing team, either, writes the Charleston Gazette's Dave Hickman.
- Oklahoma LB Corey Nelson and DT Jordan Phillips underwent successful season-ending surgeries. Coach Bob Stoops is cool with Condoleezza Rice's appointment to the playoff committee.
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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