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November 20, 2012

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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% 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. 

Almost 20% 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.

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