By Wendell Barnhouse | firstname.lastname@example.org
In 15 non-conference victories, Big 12 teams have outscored their opponents 726-179. That's an average of 48.4 to 11.9
In Saturday's eight games, Big 12 teams averaged 503.8 yards in total offense and gained an average of 7.2 yards per play. In 17 games this season, Big 12 teams are averaging 512.3 yards in total offense and 6.9 yards per snap.
Big 12 teams have scored 99 touchdowns from scrimmage (54 rushing, 45 passing). That's an average of 5.8 TDs per game.
Baylor (1-0; idle; vs. Sam Houston State Saturday)
The Bears will play host to Sam Houston State, an FCS team from the Sun Belt Conference, at 6:05 p.m. at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bearkats are 1-0 following Saturday's season-opening 54-7 defeat of Incarnate Word.
Iowa State (2-0; defeated Iowa 9-6; vs. Western Illinois Saturday)
Aaron Horne's 5-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was the first scoring catch of his career.
James White set career highs in receptions (seven) and yards (75) while Jerome Tiller set career highs in receptions (three) and yards (33).
Iowa State broke a four-game losing streak at Kinnick Stadium with its first victory there since 2002. In those four losses, the Cyclones averaged 289.8 yards in total offense. In Saturday's victory, Iowa State had 342 total yards.
It was the first time Iowa State held Iowa without a touchdown since 2005 (23-3 in Ames), and the first time without a TD in Iowa City since 1978 (31-0). The 68 rushing yards Iowa State allowed were the fewest against Iowa since 1999 (62 yards).
Kansas (1-1; lost to Rice 25-24; vs. TCU Saturday)
Freshman linebacker Schyler Miles' touchdown in the second quarter was the first of his career.
Sophomore Nick Prolago had five kickoffs that were touchbacks.
In two games, Kansas has five interceptions. Last year Kansas had eight interceptions for the season.
It was the Jayhawks' second one-point loss in its last three games in Lawrence. Kansas lost to Baylor 31-30 in overtime on Nov. 12 last season.
In two games as a starter, Kansas senior quarterback Dayne Crist is 33-of-64 (51.6 percent) for 313 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Kansas State (2-0; defeated Miami, Fla., 52-13; vs. North Texas Saturday)
Tight end Zach Trujillo had a 58-yard reception, the longest of his career.
Junior running back John Hubert had 19 carries for 106 yards, giving him back-to-back 100-yard rushing games for the first time in his career.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Sams, in mop-up duty in two games, has six carries for 108 yards (18 yards per attempt) and three touchdowns.
The Wildcats are now 13-for-14 in red zone opportunities on the year. (9 touchdowns, 4 field goals).
Kansas State scored at least 50 points in consecutive games for the first time since 2002 (64 at Kansas, 58 vs. Iowa State).
Kansas State is 5-0 in non-conference home games against opponents from BCS conferences.
Oklahoma (2-0; defeated Florida A&M 69-13; vs. Kansas State Sept. 22)
Quarterback Landry Jones has 31 career victories, one shy of the school record of 32 held by Steve Davis (1973-75.)
Justin Brown had the two longest punt returns of his career – a 43-yarder in the first quarter and 62-yarder in the second.
Damien Williams' 156 total yards rushing were the most in home debut in Oklahoma history, surpassing Dominique Whaley's 131 yards last year against Tulsa.
Kenny Stills had a career-high 10 receptions, good 120 yards and a touchdown.
Freshman Trey Metoyer caught his first career touchdown on an 18-yard reception with 0:36 left in the first half.
Oklahoma had eight rushing touchdowns, the most in a game in the Bob Stoops Era.
Under Stoops, the Sooners have outscored opponents by a combined 640-192 in 14 home openers.
Oklahoma State (1-1; lost at Arizona 59-31; vs. Louisiana Saturday)
Wes Lunt set a Big 12 single-game record for passing yards by a freshman with 436. He broke the record of 426 set by Nick Florence in 2009. Lunt's passing yardage is the fourth-most in school history.
Lunt's passing yards, attempts (60) and completions (37) were all school records for a freshman.
Senior Tracy Moore had four touchdown receptions, the first multi-touchdown game of his career. The last Oklahoma State receiver with four TD catches was Dez Bryant (Iowa State, 2008).
Oklahoma State was penalized 15 times for 167 yards, the most yards penalized in school history (previous: 152 yards vs. Houston in 1970).
After trailing 14-0, Arizona scored 30-consecutive points, the most by an Oklahoma State opponent since Colorado shut out the Cowboys 34-0 on Oct. 1, 2005.
The 59 points allowed was the most by Oklahoma State since Oklahoma scored 61 in 2008.
TCU (1-0; defeated Grambling State 56-0; at Kansas Saturday)
Quarterbacks Casey Pachall and Trevone Boykin combined for 17-of-17 passing, a record for most team attempts without an incompletion in an NCAA FBS game.
Freshman Deante' Gray set a single-game school record with 160 punt return yards on five returns. His first return was a 70-yarder for a touchdown.
Elisha Olabode had a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown. Of TCU's last 25 interceptions, nine have been returned for TDs.
Coach Gary Patterson has 110 victories, the most in school history. The victory over Grambling State moved him past legendary coach Dutch Meyer.
TCU won at home for the 27th time in its last 28 games and improved to 57-7 under Gary Patterson at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Horned Frogs have won 11 consecutive home openers.
TCU extended the nation's longest winning streak to nine games.
Since 2008, TCU has 48 victories (48-5 record). That trails only Boise State (50-4) and Alabama (50-6) for victories in that span. Two of Boise State's losses are to the Frogs.
Texas (2-0; defeated New Mexico 45-0; at Ole Miss Saturday)
Sophomore quarterback David Ash cmpleted 16-of-22 passes for a career-high 221 yards. He also scored his second career touchdown on a career-best 49-yard run.
Ash has not had an interception in his last 73 pass attempts.
Sophomore Quandre Diggs grabbed the fifth interception of his career.
Texas has won all three games against New Mexico by the combined score of 149-0. Prior to Saturday, the teams met in 1948 and 1988 with the Longhorns winning both by the score of 47-0.
Texas was 10-of-14 in third-down efficiency against New Mexico and is now 19-of-31 on the season.
The Longhorns have allowed just one score (a fourth-quarter touchdown to Wyoming) in the last 74 minutes of play.
Texas Tech (2-0; defeated Texas State 58-10; vs. New Mexico Saturday)
Quarterback Seth Doege tied his career-high with five touchdown passes and threw for at least 300 yards for the 10th game of his career.
Senior receiver Darrin Moore, who was suspended for the season opener, had touchdown receptions of 23 and 4 yards.
Sophomore kicker Ryan Bustin had field goals of 38 and 50 yards; the latter was a career best.
Texas Tech didn't punt for the first time since 2008 against Baylor.
Since 1996, Texas Tech is 19-3 record against non-conference opponents from the state of Texas.
West Virginia (1-0; idle; vs. James Madison in Washington, D.C. Saturday)
The Mountaineers face the Dukes at 3:30 p.m. CST at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. James Madison is 2-0 with victories over St. Francis, Pa. (55-7) and Alcorn State (42-3).