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By Wendell Barnhouse | wendell@big12sports.com
Big12Sports.com Correspondent

The Big 12 is the only league in which 90% of its membership gained bowl eligibility and one of just two conferences (SEC) with nine bowl-eligible teams.

The Big 12's 90% bowl-eligibility mark is the highest in college football history.

The Big 12 is the only conference with all its contracted bowl matchups featuring games against teams from BCS AQ conferences.

Big 12 teams did not suffer any losses in 2012 that weren't to bowl-eligible teams.

The Big 12 led the nation in non-conference win percentage (.866) for the second consecutive season. The Big 12 also had the fewest non-conference losses (26-4).

2012 will mark the seventh season in the last eight that at least eight Conference teams played in bowl games.

Baylor (7-5, 4-5; defeated Oklahoma State 41-34; vs. UCLA in Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl, Dec. 27)
Linebacker Eddie Lackey returned an interception for a touchdown and became the first Baylor player since 2001 with two defensive TDs over a two-game span. Lackey also had a career-high 15 tackles.

Wide receiver Terrance Williams broke Kendall Wright's single-season record (1,772) for all-purpose yards with 1,778.

Wide receiver Tevin Reese had a career-best 75-yard touchdown reception. 13 of his 15 career touchdowns receptions are 40 yards or longer.

Baylor is now 10-1 in November and December games over the last two years and has won 12 of its last 13 games at Floyd Casey Stadium.

Baylor has at least seven wins in three consecutive seasons for the first time since 1949-50-51, when it won 8, 7 and 8 games, respectively.

After forcing zero turnovers during first 3 Big 12 games, Baylor has forced 15 turnovers (12 interceptions, three fumbles) in its last six conference games.

Baylor had two one-play touchdown drives against Oklahoma State and has nine of those this season. Also, Baylor had two touchdown drives of less than two minutes Saturday and has 33 of those this season.

Iowa State (6-6, 3-6; did not play Saturday; vs. Tulsa in AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Dec. 31)
The Cyclones ended their season on Nov. 23 against West Virginia.

Kansas (1-11, 0-9; lost to West Virginia 59-10; season complete)
Junior running back James Sims gained 57 yards on 18 carries to finish the season with 1,013 yards rushing. He's the 12th KU player to rush for 1,000 yards and the first since 2007.

Senior offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson made his 48th consecutive start, the most ever by a Jayhawk.

Running back Tony Pierson had a career-best 42-yard reception.

Quarterback Michel Cummings had a career-high 42 yards rushing.

Senior D.J. Beshears became KU's career leader in kickoff return yardage with 2,123.

Freshman kicker Nick Prolago made a 32-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and finished the season 5-for-6 on field goal attempts.

Kansas is the first Big 12 team with back-to-back winless Conference seasons since Baylor in 2000 and 2001.

Kansas State (11-1, 8-1; defeated Texas, 42-24; vs. Oregon in Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 3)
During the BCS era (starting in 1998), Collin Klein is the only quarterback from a BCS automatic qualifying school to have had least 20 rushing touchdowns and 10 passing touchdowns in multiple seasons.

Collin Klein has been responsible for 84 touchdowns in his career, a school record.

Running back John Hubert had three rushing touchdowns in 13 games last season but has 15 rushing touchdowns this season.

Kansas State outscored its opponents in the second half 281-128.

Kansas State has scored 142 points after forcing a turnover.

In Big 12 games, Kansas State is 7-2 against Texas and has won six consecutive games in the series.

Oklahoma (10-2, 8-1; defeated TCU 24-17; vs. Texas A&M in AT&T Cotton Bowl, Jan. 4)
Quarterback Landry Jones' 122 touchdown passes in his career is the fifth-most in NCAA history.

Running back Damien Williams scored on a 66-yard touchdown run and has four scoring runs of 65 or more yards this season.

Oklahoma clinched a share of the 2012 Big 12 Championship it's the eighth Big 12 title and 44th conference championship. The Sooners have won or shared the Big 12 title in every even-numbered season under coach Bob Stoops.

Oklahoma has 11 seasons of 10 or more wins under coach Bob Stoops and extends the school's FBS record to 34 10-win seasons.

Oklahoma has won 23 in a row when permitting 20 points or less. TCU has never scored more than 20 points in 12 games against the Sooners.

Oklahoma State (7-5, 5-4; lost to Baylor 41-34; vs. Purdue in Heart of Dallas Bowl, Jan. 1)
Running back Joseph Randle (23 carries, 139 yards) went over 100 yards rushing for the eighth time this year and for the 14th time in his career.

Wide receiver Josh Stewart (12 catches, 147 yards) went over 100 yards receiving for the fifth time this year and the third time in the last four games. He recorded double figures in receptions for the fourth time this year and for the third time in the last four games.

Oklahoma State was 1-4 in road games and the victory came at Kansas.

Before the loss, Oklahoma State had won six straight and 15 of the last 16 over Baylor.

Baylor's 31 first-half points were the most Oklahoma State had allowed in a half.

TCU (7-5, 4-5; lost to Oklahoma 24-17; vs. Michigan State in Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Dec. 29)
Brandon Carter's 80-yard touchdown reception was longest play of his career.

Freshman Jaden Oberkrom set a TCU single-season record with 42 consecutive extra-points made. The previous mark of 40 was held by Chris Kaylakie (40, 2000).

This is the eighth straight season and 11th time in Gary Patterson's 12 years that TCU has a winning record.

TCU lost for just the second time in the last eight seasons when ahead in turnover margin.

The Horned Frogs forced two Oklahoma turnovers, while committing just one of their own. TCU is now 48-2 when ahead in turnover margin since 2005.

TCU had its fifth sellout in six home games this season. The Horned Frogs have had 13 sellouts in their last 14 home dates and 15 of the past 20.

Texas (8-4, 5-4; lost to Kansas State 42-24; vs. Oregon State in Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29)
Running back Malcolm Brown had seven carries for 40 yards and a team- and career-high seven receptions for 43 yards. He had his first-career TD catch, a 14-yarder in the fourth quarter.

Safety Adrian Phillips had his second interception of the season and second in the last two games.

Wide receiver Jaxon Shipley had five catches for 68 yards, including a 14-yard TD reception. He has averaged 6.3 receptions and 95.0 receiving yards over the last three games.

Safety Kenny Vaccaro had a team-high 12 tackles and has averaged 9.4 tackles over the last eight games.

Wide receiver Mike Davis wore No. 5 instead of No. 1 as a tribute to senior Jeremy Hills who suffered a season-ending injury vs. TCU.

Texas had its five game road-winning streak end; two of those victories came against ranked teams - No. 22 Oklahoma State and No. 20 Texas Tech.

Texas Tech (7-5, 4-5; did not play Saturday; vs. Minnesota in Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Dec. 28)
The Red Raiders closed their regular season against Baylor on Nov. 24.

West Virginia (7-5, 4-5; defeated Kansas 59-10; vs. Syracuse in Pinstripe Bowl, Dec. 29)
Senior quarterback Geno Smith broke the school record he set earlier this season when he completed 21 consecutive passes. Smith has a school single-season record 350 completions.

Geno Smith's completion percentage of 95.8 tied the NCAA single-game record (min. 20 attempts).

Receiver Stedman Bailey had 11 receptions and has 106 on the season, a record for a junior.

Tavon Austin finished with 2,760 all-purpose yards, breaking the record of 2,574 he set last season.

West Virginia broke the school single-season record it set last season for total offense, gaining 6,222 yards this season.

West Virginia also had a school-record 315 first downs this season, bettering the record of 301 set last season.

 

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