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.
Big 12 Weekend Wrap: Dec. 9
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
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