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Notes And Numbers From Week 12 In The Big 12
November 18, 2012
By Wendell Barnhouse | Correspondent

The Big 12 is the only league in which 70% of its teams have gained bowl eligibility. Two additional teams need a win in their last two games to become bowl eligible.

The Big 12 is the lone league with 100% of its teams in the top 57 for FBS strength of schedule, based on cumulative opposition. The combined opposition of every Big 12 team has a winning percentage of over .500.

Fifty percent of Big 12 teams are averaging over-capacity in home attendance. Eighty percent are over 93 percent of capacity.

Fifty percent of Conference teams are in the top 10 nationally for scoring offense and seventy percent are in the top 24.

Six Big 12 quarterbacks are in the top 26 for passing efficiency while four are in the top six of passing yards per game.

The Big 12's 463.1 yards per game is on track to be the highest among FBS leagues over the last five seasons, bettering the 453.3 mark by the Conference in 2011.

This season marks the third straight in which the Conference is averaging over 30 points a game, and the fourth out of five seasons.

The Big 12 leads the FBS with 36.1 points per game and 4.55 touchdowns per game, compared to the FBS average of 29.6 ppg and 3.77 tpg.

Conference offenses average 74.1 plays and 463.1 yards a game while punting only 4.0 times per game - all FBS highs.

Big 12 teams have scored non-offensive points on 34 occasions this season.

The Big 12 has 50 scoring plays of 50-plus yards, including six in last week's games.

34.4 percent of Big 12 touchdown drives (154 of 448) have covered at least 50 yards in five plays or less with 13 such scoring drives in Nov. 17 games.

19.4 percent of Big 12 touchdown drives have been scored in less than a minute (87 of 448).

Big 12 offenses have produced 41 plays of 60-plus yards, 19 of 70-plus and eight of 80-plus.

The four teams that won Big 12 games all scored 50 or more points.

Baylor (5-5, 2-5; defeated Kansas State 52-24; vs. Texas Tech Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas)
Running back Glasco Martin tied a career high three rushing touchdowns and leads the team with eight rushing TDs this season.

Running back Lache Seastrunk had career highs for carries (19) and yards rushing (192). His 80-yard touchdown run was a career-best and Baylor's longest rushing play this season.

Kicker Aaron Jones kicked a 50-yard field goal, his second straight game with a field goal from 50 or more yards. Jones is 4-of-6 for his career from 50 or more yards and is the only kicker in school history with four field goals 50 yards or longer.

Baylor had three scoring drives of two minutes or less and has 30 such drives this season.

Baylor defeated a No. 1 team for the first time in school history. Kansas State was ranked No. 2 in the media and the coaches' polls; Baylor's last win over a No. 2 ranked opponent was a 13-7 win in 1956 vs. Tennessee.

In five victories, Baylor has a plus-9 turnover margin; in five losses, Baylor's turnover margin is minus-9.

Iowa State (6-5, 3-5; defeated Kansas 51-23; vs. West Virginia Friday)
Redshirt freshman quarterback Sam B. Richardson saw the most significant playing time of his career and finished 23-of-27 for 250 yards and four touchdowns, plus 43 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Kicker Edwin Arceo tied his career best with a 51-yard field goal and also had two 47-yarders. He is 5-of-6 between 40 and 49 yards this season.

Running back Jeff Woody had a career-high 89 rushing yards plus a career-best 43-yard run.

Iowa State is bowl-eligible for the third time in the four-year Paul Rhoads era.

The 51 points are the most Iowa State has ever scored against Kansas and the most ever in a conference road game since scoring 54 on Oct. 27, 1923 at Washington University.

The 28 points in the second quarter ties the school record (28 at Illinois, Oct. 4, 1969).

Kansas (1-10, 0-8; lost to Iowa State 51-23; at West Virginia Dec. 1)
Senior offensive tackle Tanner Hawkinson set a school record with his 47th consecutive start.

Sophomore running back Tony Pierson, who had a 55-yard touchdown run, also had a career-best 37-yard reception for a touchdown.

Sophomore tight end Jimmay Mundine had a career-best 35-yard reception.

Senior D.J. Bashears passed the 2,000-yard mark for career kick return yardage with 2,059, the second-most in school history (Marcus Hereford, 2,075 yards).

Kansas has had four consecutive games with at least one rush of 55 yards or more.

Kansas State (10-1, 7-1; lost to Baylor 52-24; vs. Texas Dec. 1)
Quarterback Collin Klein set career highs for pass attempts (50) and completions (27).

Redshirt freshman defensive back Dante Barnett, making his first career start, had 14 tackles (13 solo).

Receiver Chris Harper set a career high with 11 receptions.

The 28-point margin tied for the largest margin of defeat for a team ranked No. 1 in the BCS. Kansas State defeated No. 1 Oklahoma 35-7 in the 2003 Big 12 Championship game.

Kansas State tailed at halftime, 28-17. It was the first time this season the Wildcats trailed at the half.

Oklahoma (8-2, 6-1; defeated West Virginia 50-49; vs. Oklahoma State Saturday)
Landry Jones set a school record with 554 yards passing. He set the record with 505 last year against Kansas State. His six touchdown passes tied the school record he set in 2009.

Jones has thrown for 3,245 yards this season, becoming just the third quarterback in FBS history with 3,000 passing yards in four seasons, joining Boise State's Kellen Moore and Hawaii's Timmy Chang.

Kenny Stills tied a school record with four touchdown receptions.

Receiver Justin Brown caught six passes for a career-high 112 yards.

Kansas State and Notre Dame combined for 769 yards in their wins over Oklahoma. West Virginia gained 778 yards against the Sooners but lost.

Oklahoma's losses this season have come to the team ranked No. 1 in last week's BCS standings (Kansas State) and No. 1 in this week's polls (Notre Dame).

Oklahoma State (7-3, 5-2; defeated Texas Tech 59-21; at Oklahoma Saturday)
Senior Isaiah Anderson set a career high with 174 receiving yards and three touchdowns, including 66- and 60-yard scoring grabs in the second quarter that marked the longest catches in his career.

During Oklahoma State's four-game winning streak against Texas Tech, the Red Raiders have scored just 23 second half points and recorded only two offensive touchdowns in the second half.

Oklahoma State finished 6-1 at home and has won 12 of its last 13 games at home.

Oklahoma State had five scoring drives of two minutes or less. It has 38 such drives this season and has 37 straight games with a scoring drive in under two minutes.

Oklahoma State has set a school record with five different receivers with a 100-yard game in a season.

TCU (6-4, 3-4; idle Saturday; at Texas Thursday)
The Horned Frogs will face their former Southwest Conference rival for the first time since 2007 when they lost to the Longhorns in Austin in 2007.

Texas (8-2, 5-2; idle Saturday; vs. TCU Thursday)
The Longhorns can earn a share of the Big 12 championship if they win their last two games and Oklahoma loses at least once.

Texas Tech (7-4, 4-4; lost to Oklahoma State 59-21; vs. Baylor Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas)
In just two seasons as a starter, senior quarterback Seth Doege has thrown for 8,006 yards. He's the third quarterback in school history to pass for 8,000 career yards. The others are Graham Harrell with 15,793 yards and Kliff Kingsbury with 12,429.

Senior Darrin Moore had a career-best 57-yard reception. Moore has made at least five catches in all 10 games played this season.

Junior defensive end Dartwan Bush recorded his fifth sack of the season. Bush has eight sacks in his three-year career.

Texas Tech had two punts blocked, one returned for a touchdown. The last time the Red Raiders had a punt blocked and one returned for a TD was 2008.

West Virginia (5-5, 2-5; lost to Oklahoma 50-49; at Iowa State Friday)
Senior Tavon Austin set school records with 344 yards rushing and 572 all-purpose yards. The previous school record was 356 yards. Austin was six yards short of matching the FBS single-game record for all-purpose yards.

With his two rushing touchdowns, Tavon Austin became the first player in school history to score a touchdown four different ways (catch, rush, kick and punt return) in one season.

Geno Smith set a school record for touchdown passes in a season with 35.

Receiver Stedman Bailey has the school record for most touchdown receptions in a season (20) and career (36).

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