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

Kansas State is ranked No. 1 for the first time in school history. The Wildcats are No. 1 in this week's BCS Standings, moving up from No. 2 following top-ranked Alabama's loss. Kansas State is No. 2 in the human polls but gained ground in the three parts that determine the BCS Standings - the Harris Poll, the USA Today/Coaches poll and the ranking of five of seven computer rankings.

Four other Big 12 teams are ranked in this week's BCS: Oklahoma is No. 12, Texas is No. 15, Texas Tech is No. 23 and Oklahoma State is No. 24.

The Big 12's 457.5 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 all leagues in points per game (35.7), touchdowns per game (4.59), passing TDs per game (2.29) and rushing TDs per game (2.00).

The Conference's offenses average 73.8 plays and 457.5 yards a game while punting only 4.0 times per game. All three numbers lead the BCS.

Big 12 teams have scored non-offensive points on 33 occasions this season.

The Big 12 has 44 scoring plays of 50-plus yards and 17 of 80-plus yards.

34.8 percent of Big 12 touchdown drives (141 of 405) have covered at least 50 yards in five plays or less.

19.5 percent of Big 12 touchdown drives have been scored in less than a minute (79 of 405).

Big 12 offenses have produced 36 plays of 60-plus yards, 16 of 70-plus and seven of 80-plus.

Big 12 teams have scored on 84.1 percent (381 of 453) of trips inside the red zone with touchdowns on 64.2 percent (291 of 453) of those.

60 percent of Big 12 teams have gained bowl eligibility with three weeks of games remaining.

Baylor (4-5, 1-5; lost to Oklahoma 42-34; vs. Kansas State Saturday)
Kicker Aaron Jones made a 58-yard field goal in the first quarter, tying for the third-longest in program history and longest since Jeff Ireland's 58-yard FG on Oct. 12, 1991. Jones joined Ireland and Bubba Hicks as the only kickers in program history with 3 career field goals from 50-plus yards.

Wide receiver Terrance Williams has the second-most receiving yards (1,431) in a season and the second-most all-purpose yards (4,292) in a career. He needs 232 yards to break the receiving record and 187 yards to set the all-purpose yardage record.

Baylor is 1-21 vs. Oklahoma and 0-11 in games played in Norman.

In its four victories, Baylor has a plus-8 turnover margin; in five losses, Baylor's turnover margin is minus-9.

Baylor has nine pass completions of 50-plus yards and 20 completions of 40-plus yards.

Baylor had its longest scoring drives of the season in terms of plays (19) and time (5:45).

Iowa State (5-5, 2-5; lost to Texas 33-7; at Kansas Saturday)
Wide receiver Quenton Brundrage had the first touchdown catch of his career. Over the last four games, he has 14 catches for 142 yards.

Iowa State linebacker Jeremiah George had 10 tackles vs. Texas. He has 27 tackles in two games after replacing Jake Knott.

Iowa State punter Kirby Van Der Kamp has now put 26 of his 62 punts inside the 20-yard line with only two touchbacks.

Iowa State needs a victory over its last two games (at Kansas, vs. West Virginia) to become bowl eligible for the third time in four years under coach Paul Rhoads.

Kansas (1-9, 0-7; lost to Texas Tech 41-34 in double overtime; vs. Iowa State Saturday)
Sophomore running back Tony Pierson rushed for 202 yards. That's the most by a Kansas player since Reggie Duncan rushed for 227 yards against Texas Tech in 2001.

Junior running back James Sims rushed for 127 yards, his sixth-straight 100-yard game. He's the first Jayhawk to rush for 100-plus yards in sixth-straight contests.

Kansas rushed for 390 yards, a school record for a Big 12 game and the most since gaining 418 against UAB in 1994.

Kansas played in its first overtime game of the season and is 3-5 all-time in OT. It was KU's first double-overtime game since Sept. 15, 2006 at Toledo.

Kansas State (10-0, 7-0; defeated TCU 23-10; at Baylor Saturday)
Senior quarterback Collin Klein is responsible for 77 touchdowns in his career, breaking Ell Roberson's school record.

Collin Klein's 62-yard pass completion to Chris Harper was Kansas State's longest this season.

Klein became one of six Big 12 quarterbacks with 4,000 career passing yards and 2,000 career rushing yards.

Kansas State was 4-of-4 in the red zone on Saturday with one touchdown and three field goals... The Wildcats are 50-of-56 in the red zone this season. Of the last 116 red zone chances dating back to last season, K-State has scored 103 times, including 76 touchdowns.

Kansas State is 10-0 for the second time in school history. The 1998 team was 11-0 in the regular season.

Kansas State has scored 114 points off opponents' turnovers, the most since the 2002 team scored 133.

Oklahoma (7-2, 5-1; defeated Baylor 42-34; at West Virginia Saturday)
Sophomore quarterback Blake Bell had a 55-yard touchdown run, the longest by an OU quarterback since Patrick Fletcher's 58-yarder against TCU in 1998 and the longest touchdown run by an OU quarterback since an 80-yarder by Eric Moore against Baylor in 1987.

Coach Bob Stoops has 146 career victories at Oklahoma, passing Hall of Famer Bud Wilkinson for second on the all-time OU victory list behind Barry Switer (157).

Oklahoma has won five-straight Big 12 games, outscoring its opponents 233-102 during the streak.

Oklahoma is the only Big 12 team to not allow a 300-yard passer this season, holding Baylor quarterback Nick Florence to a season-low 172 passing yards, 203 yards below his average per game.

Oklahoma State (6-3, 4-2; defeated West Virginia 55-34; vs. Texas Tech Saturday)
Junior quarterback Clint Chelf and junior offensive lineman Brandon Webb made their first-career starts. Oklahoma State has had 17 different players make the first starts of their careers this season.

Quarterback Clint Chelf had career highs for passing yards (292) and touchdowns (four).

Junior running back Joseph Randle has 1,008 yards, his second-straight season he's topped 1,000 yards on the ground. He is the sixth player in OSU history to record multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

Sophomore Josh Steward tied his career high 13 receptions and had a career-high 172 receiving yards.

Junior Justin Gilbert's 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the fifth of his career. That sets a school record and ties the Big 12 record (Kansas State's Brandon Banks also had five kickoff returns for TDs).

Oklahoma state had five scoring drives of two minutes or less, giving it 33 such drives on the season and marking the 36th-straight game the Cowboys have recorded a scoring drive in under two minutes.

TCU (6-4, 3-4; lost to Kansas State 23-10; at Texas Nov. 22)
Freshman Jaden Oberkrom made his 37th straight extra-point attempt, tying him with Chris Manfredini (2007) for fourth place on the Horned Frogs' consecutive single-season PATs made list.

TCU linebacker Marcus Mallet became the 21st different Horned Frog to make his first career start this season. Only Hawai'i (26) has more players who have made their first career starts in 2012.

TCU has scored in 252 consecutive games, the third-longest active streak in the nation and eighth in NCAA history. TCU hasn't been blanked since a 32-0 loss at Texas at Nov. 16, 1991.

The attendance of 47,292 was the fourth-largest crowd in TCU history.

Kansas State (No. 2 in the BCS Standings) was the highest-ranked team to play at TCU since No. 2 Texas on Nov. 14, 1970.

Texas (8-2, 5-2; defeated Iowa State 33-7; vs. TCU Nov. 22)
Quarterback David Ash threw for a career-high 364 yards, completing 25 of 31 attempts.

Tight end Greg Daniels had career bests for receptions (two) yards (62) and longest catch (47).

In its last 10 quarters, Texas' defense has allowed 32 points and 793 yards. In the previous 10 quarters, UT allowed 127 points and 1,482 yards.

In honor of the passing of Darrell Royal, the Texas offense lined up in the Wishbone formation on its first play. The formation was created during the 1968 season and helped catapult the Longhorns on a school-record 30-game winning streak, the 11th-longest in college football history.

Texas Tech (7-3, 4-3; defeated Kansas 41-34 in double overtime; at Oklahoma State Saturday)
Running back Eric Stephens Jr. had three carries for one yard and one pass from the wildcat formation for three yards. One of his carries resulted in a touchdown in the first overtime. The pass resulted in the game-winning touchdown in the second overtime

Texas Tech established a new school record for single-season average home attendance. Saturday's crowd of 55,052 gave the school an average of 57,215, bettering the mark of 57,108 set in 2010.

Texas Tech has had two overtime games in the same season for the first time in the regular season since 2002.

Texas Tech is assured of a winning season for the 17th time in the last 18 years.

West Virginia (5-4, 2-4; lost to Oklahoma State 55-34; vs. Oklahoma Saturday)
Wide receiver Stedman Bailey tied the school single-game record with 14 catches. He finished with 225 receiving yards.

Backup quarterback Paul Millard came in for a play in the first quarter and threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Stedman Bailey.

Wide receiver Tavon Austin has caught a touchdown in all but one game this season.

In its last six games (two wins, four losses), West Virginia has allowed 306 points (51 per game).

West Virginia is 80-5 when scoring 30 or more points in a game.

 

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