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Big 12 Football 2011 Season Review
February 15, 2012

Big 12 Football Notes in PDF

The Conference's 6-2 record in the 2011-12 bowl season marked the most wins and fewest losses in Big 12 history. Coupled with the two victories by its future members, the "extended" Big 12 can boast an 8-2 record during the bowl season.

Including bowl games, the Big 12 was a nation-leading 33-5 in games outside the conference.

The combined attendance for the eight bowls featuring Big 12 teams increased 1.9 percent over last season's eight-game total. Six of the eight bowls realized attendance increases compared to last year, with three games setting attendance records. By comparison, nationally total bowl attendance was down almost three percent.

The Big 12 was one of two BCS leagues to experience an increase in average attendance in 2011. The Conference's 2.7 percent increase led all BCS AQ leagues.

The Big 12 has appeared in 19 BCS games during the 14-year history of the structure to rank third among conferences.

The Conference ranks first all-time with 14 teams that have finished in the Top Four of the final BCS Standings.

At least one Big 12 team has placed in the Top Four of the final BCS Standings a nation leading 11 times in the structure's 14-year history. The Conference has finished the regular season with two Top Four BCS teams on three occasions, which also leads the country.

Robert Griffin III (Baylor) was the Big 12's fifth Heisman Trophy winner. Since 1996, the Big 12 has been home to more Heisman winners than any other league.

The Conference has had a Heisman finalist (top four in the final voting) 11 out of 16 seasons.

The Big 12 leads the country with 95 football consensus All-America selections.

The Big 12 leads all conferences with 77 NCAA-recognized national award winners. All-time the Big 12 has produced 97 individual award winners.

The Big 12 is the only conference with bowl tie-ins that feature opponents from BCS automatic qualifying conferences in all of its post-season games.

The Big 12 has ranked in the top eight nationally in scoring offense every season; with a team in the top five, 13 of 16 years.

Defensively, the Conference has had a team finish among the top eight inthe NCAA in scoring defense 12 of 16 seasons.

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