Big 12 lunchtime links
December, 16, 2013
By Jake Trotter | ESPN.com
- Texas coach Mack Brown finally stepped down over the weekend, and held a press conference Sunday to explain why. Replacing Brown will be a tough act to follow according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which also recaps the highs and lows of the Brown era. The Houston Chronicle looks back at his key games. Forbes examines the financial impact of Brown's tenure. The San Antonio's Express News' Tim Griffin tallies the Twitter support Brown received.
- The Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton writes the Longhorns face the most super-sized coaching search in college football history. USA TODAY's George Schroeder looks at who Brown's replacement might be. According to the Dallas Morning News' Kevin Sherrington, Stanford coach David Shaw should be at the top of Texas' list.
- After watching Auburn roll up 545 rushing yards on Missouri, Oklahoma State is likely to go run heavy in the AT&T Cotton Bowl, writes The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell. Cowboys QB Clint Chelf finally spoke, and the Tulsa World's Kelly Hines detailed what he had to say.
- The Horned Frogs have an interesting new QB coach, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports. TCU had a good recruiting weekend.
- Kliff Kingsbury said he didn't get many specifics on why QB Baker Mayfield wanted to transfer, according to the Dallas Morning News' Mike Graham.
- The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey offers up reasons why the Sooners can upset Alabama. Oklahoma had a junior-college tight end recommit.
- Baylor WR Tevin Reese got upgraded to probable over the weekend for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, after suffering a dislocated wrist last month.
- Kansas State QB Jake Waters got better as the season wore on, writes the Topeka Capital-Journal's Ken Corbitt. WR Tyler Lockett and DB Ty Zimmerman were named team MVPs.
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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