Big 12's lunch links
November, 8, 2013
By Jake Trotter | ESPN.com
This is going to be some book:
- By hammering Oklahoma 41-12, Baylor's title hopes are no longer a fantasy, writes the Dallas Morning News' Kevin Sherrington. The Bears flashed a championship-caliber defense, writes the Waco Tribune-Herald's Brice Cherry. Baylor showed off its depth and versatility, according to the San Antonio Express-News' Tim Griffin. QB Bryce Petty and RB Shock Linwood spearheaded the Baylor offense, but WR Tevin Reese is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a dislocated wrist.
- It's time for Bob Stoops to take stock of his offense after a lackluster performance, in the opinion of The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel. Stoops took the blame off QB Blake Bell, but this definitely did not come true. The Sooners lost another key player to injury. Center Gabe Ikard says the Sooners are now out of the Big 12 race.
- The West Virginia offense is evolving into a power-rushing attack, writes the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Bob Hertzel.
- Defense and confidence has been the key to Texas' revival, writes the Charleston Gazette's Dave Hickman. Could West Virginia be a trap game for the Longhorns? New athletic director Steve Patterson doesn't anticipate making "monstrous" changes in Austin.
- The conference schedule has been a killer for Kansas, in the opinion of The Oklahoman's John Helsley. The Jayhawks are looking ahead, writes the Topeka Capital-Journal's Ben Ward, but it would help if they could solve their third quarter issues.
- Oklahoma State's running game passes inspection, according to the Tulsa World's Jimmie Tramel.
- Can we just give Texas Tech's Jace Amaro the Mackey Award, and stop all this silliness? More uniforms are on the way for the Red Raiders.
- Kansas State's dual-threat QBs are getting the job done, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal's Ken Corbitt. K-State DE Ryan Mueller has a charged motor.
- Iowa State and TCU share one big thing in common, writes the Des Moines Register's Randy Peterson.
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BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final Cincinnati 17 Virginia Tech 33 Final 15 Arizona State 36 Duke 31 Final Miami (FL) 21 South Carolina 24 Final/OT Boston College 30 Penn State 31 Final Nebraska 42 24 USC 45
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
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
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