Big 12 FB Notes in PDF
Big 12 non-conference opponents in 2014 include 11 teams that participated in 2013 bowl games as well as programs that have won the past five BCS national championships, and both participants in this season’s title game.
The Big 12 has three of the four schools that will each play three opponents in 2014 that participated in this season’s BCS Bowls.
K-State: Auburn, Baylor, Oklahoma
Oklahoma State: Florida State, Baylor, Oklahoma
West Virginia: Alabama, Baylor, Oklahoma
Over the last five seasons, the Big 12 has had five different teams – half of its membership - win a conference championship in football (Baylor, K-State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas). Following is a comparison of the number of teams in peer conferences since 2009:
Big 12: 5 of 10 teams
ACC: 4 of 14 teams
Big Ten: 3 of 12 teams
SEC: 3 of 14 teams
Pac-12: 2 of 12 teams
Every Big 12 team is anticipating the return in 2014 of at least one quarterback who has starting experience. Only Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas started a senior QB at the conclusion of the 2013 season.
The Big 12’s six Consensus All-America selections in 2013 tied for the most of any league. The Conference’s 102 honorees since 1996 is the second-highest of any league, one selection off the top spot.
In each season since round robin play began, the Big 12 champion was determined in the last week of the season on Championship Saturday.
The Big 12 was one of three FBS leagues, and the only among the power conferences, in which every team had at least one win in 2013 conference play.
The Big 12 boasts the most AFCA Coaches’ All-America Team representatives among current conference members with 268.
Big 12 offenses averaged over 30 points and 400 yards a game for the fourth-consecutive season in 2013, and sixth year out of the last seven.