Big 12 lunchtime links
November, 7, 2013
By Jake Trotter | ESPN.com
This is how you get people to a ballgame:
- Baylor is looking for statement victory against the Sooners, writes the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jimmy Burch. Baylor's high-powered offense rises above all defensive tricks, in the opinion of The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel. If you're going to the game tonight, you better get there early.
- The Sooners know they have to hit the ground running, reports the Norman Transcript's John Shinn. The Sooners might have found a replacement for FB Trey Millard. Unfortunately for them, he won't arrive in Norman until next year. OU also added a future home-and-home date with UCLA.
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Stephen J. Nesbitt profiles West Virginia kicker Josh Lambert, who kicked the game-winning field goal to beat TCU in overtime last week.
- The Longhorns are preparing for a cold reception in Morgantown. The return of Texas-Texas A&M football rivalry still sounds remote, despite Texas' regime change at athletic director.
- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Randy Galloway says that TCU coach Gary Patterson is no longer the flavor of the fall. Injuries could force the Horned Frogs to reshuffle their secondary this weekend.
- Patience is paying off for Iowa State running back DeVondrick Nealy, writes the Des Moines Register's Tommy Birch.
- The stakes are similar for Kansas State and Texas Tech this weekend, the Kansas City Star's Kellis Robinett details. K-State coach Bill Snyder is gunning for his 175th career win. The Red Raiders are seeking to stop their two-game skid.
- The Oklahoma State defense is making a statement, writes The Oklahoman's John Helsley. The paper's Gina Mizell profiles Derek Branson, who has gone from unknown walk-on to impact playmaker for the Pokes. Oklahoma State added a future home-and-home date with Pittsburgh.
- The Jayhawks are focused on the finish, according to Lawrence Journal-World's Matt Tait.
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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