Big 12 Football Week 3 Notes
Courtesy: Big12Sports.com
          Release: 09/11/2012
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The first conference game of the season highlights Week 3 action as No. 15/16 TCU travels to Kansas in the Horned Frogs' Big 12 opener. Seven teams continue non-league play while Oklahoma has a bye week.

Oklahoma, West Virginia, Texas, K-State and TCU are ranked nationally for the third week in both the coaches and media polls. Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech received votes.

Big 12 teams are off to a 15-2 start to lead the nation with a .882 non-conference win percentage.

Since last season, the league is 42-5 in non-conference games (.894 win percentage), and is 48-7 (.873) including bowl games.

The Big 12 is 41-4 in non-league games in the month of September since the beginning of the 2011 season.

In 15 non-conference victories, Big 12 teams have outscored their opponents 726-179 for an average of 48.4 to 11.9

In last Saturday's 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.

The Big 12 has three of the longest FBS streaks of scoring at least 30 points: Oklahoma State (20), Oregon (15), USC (10), TCU (8) and Baylor (7).

Big 12 teams are ranked among the top four for longest win streaks -1. TCU (W9), 2. Baylor (W7) and T4. West Virginia (W5).

Big 12 teams have scored 99 touchdowns from scrimmage - 54 rushing, 45 passing - for an average of 5.8 TDs per game.

Every Big 12 team is ranked in the NCAA's Top 12 (including top seven spots) for toughest schedule, sorted on cumulative opposition.

Big 12 players of the week were awarded to offense: Collin Klein (K-State), defense: Jake Knott (Iowa State) and special teams: Deante' Gray (TCU).

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