Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 Saturday.
John Crockett ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns and FCS power North Dakota State opened the season with its 25th straight victory, beating Iowa State 34-14 on Saturday.
The 2014 season starts with nine Big 12 teams in action and two are facing the nation's No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams.
A weekly compilation of tidbits and nuggets as the Big 12 prepares to start the 2014 season.
Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen believes his team has the depth and experience needed to compete in the Big 12.
With defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt returning for his second season, the Red Raiders' defense hopes familiarity with the system leads to improvement.
A look at what Big 12 football coaches had to say during the first media teleconference of the season.
New coach Charlie Strong takes over UT's program with designs on changing the culture.
Big 12 football teams begin the 2014 season with a full slate of non-conference games. Eight teams play on Saturday while Baylor opens its new stadium on Sunday. Kansas begins play in week 2.
Listen to the spring coaches teleconference live starting at 9:50 a.m. CT on Monday's. The teleconference will be archived on Big12Sports.com by 2 p.m. CT.
After two seasons of adjusting to the Big 12, TCU coach Gary Patterson says his team is better equipped to compete and is counting on a more-explosive attack.
Replacing starters and depth, particularly on defense, will be a major challenge for Oklahoma State.