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Big 12 Football Enters Week 5 Games
September 25, 2012
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Three conference games are on the docket in Week 5, including the first series meeting between No. 24/25 Baylor and No. 7/9 West Virginia. In another top 25 matchup, No. 10/12 Texas travels to No. 22 Oklahoma State.

Nine Big 12 teams are either ranked or receiving votes in both national polls, including seven squads rated by the coaches. Baylor entered the rankings for the first time this season, joining West Virginia, K-State, Texas, TCU, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.

Big 12 teams improved their record in non-conference play to a 25-3 mark to lead the nation with a .893 non-conference win percentage. The three non-league losses are the fewest of all FBS conferences. 

Since last season, the league is 52-6 in non-conference games (.897 win percentage), and is 58-8 (.879) including bowl games.

The Big 12 is 51-5 in non-league games in the month of September since the beginning of the 2011 season.

The Big 12 is the only conference with seven undefeated teams and has three squads ranked among the top five for longest current win streak - 1. TCU (W11), 2. Baylor (W9) and T5. West Virginia (W7).

Every Big 12 team is in the top 15 of the FBS for toughest schedule - including the top five spots.

Seven Big 12 quarterbacks are in the top 20 for pass efficiency, holding the top three rankings and five of the top seven.

The Big 12 has a team that leads the nation in scoring offense (Oklahoma State), scoring defense (Texas Tech), total offense (1. Oklahoma State, 2. Texas Tech) and total defense (Texas Tech).

The Big 12 is 5-1 against non-conference BCS teams this season - one of only two leagues with a winning record against BCS squads.

K-State was named Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week after winning at Oklahoma. Big 12 squads have claimed the honor 24 times since it began in 2002.

Big 12 Players of the Week were awarded to offense: Tavon Austin (WVU), defense: Kenny Cain (TCU) and special teams: Ryan Doerr (K-State).

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