Oklahoma is trying to step up its hashtag game with #CreateARuckus this weekend.
- One guy definitely isn't surprised by Baylor's rise: Robert Griffin III. The Bears' road plan is all about sticking to routine.
- Tony Pierson is set to make his return for Kansas this week after a concussion. Mike Vernon of The Topeka Capital-Journal tells the story of Gavin Howard's famed moped. If anyone can relate to Kansas' Big 12 losing streak, it's Baylor.
- How will Iowa State solve the problems along its offensive line? Former ISU QB Jared Barnett plans to be in the stands for the Oklahoma State game.
- Josh Heupel is now on the hot seat, writes Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman. Sterling Shepard is already close to surpassing his father in the school record books. Stadium upgrades could be in the works for the Sooners.
- Shoutout to the blockers who cleared the way for Josh Stewart's 95-yard punt return. Freshman back Rennie Childs will try to bring a spark to Oklahoma State's run game.
- West Virginia has found no violations in its investigation of Joe DeForest. Freshman Daikiel Shorts is looking for a breakout game against Kansas State. West Virginia is looking into finding a larger role for tight end Cody Clay.
- Texas Tech defensive lineman Kerry Hyder thinks he can be even better in the second half of the season. Bob Stoops is hoping for another game like the blowouts of 2002 and 2008.
- A heavy workload is just fine for Daniel Sams this weekend. Long before he was a captain and three-year starter, K-State's B.J. Finney wanted to play for Ohio.
- Gary Patterson is impressed by Texas' improved defense and new scheme under Greg Robinson. A closer look at the Horned Frogs' 4-2-5 defense.
- The underdog role fits both Case McCoy and Texas just fine, writes Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News. Several Lake Travis alums will square off in Texas-TCU.
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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