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Big 12 Football Bowl Report
December 18, 2012

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The Big 12 is the only league in which 90% of its membership will participate in bowl games, and one of just two conferences with nine bowl teams.

The 90% bowl-participation mark is the highest in college football history.

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.

The Big 12 has made 20 appearances in a BCS game in the 15-year history of the structure, including the 2012 appearance.

Every Big 12 team has played in a bowl game since 2008.

Current Big 12 members have made 268 all-time bowl appearances, including 2012's nine selections.

The league's season average of 74.2 plays per game is the nation's most. Big 12 teams average 38.7 rushes a game and 35.5 through the air.

The Big 12 's average yards per game entering bowl games is 463.4, which is well on pace to be the highest among FBS leagues over the last five seasons, bettering the 453.3 mark by the Conference in 2011.

The Big 12 leads the FBS with 35.8 points per game and 4.59 touchdowns per game, compared to the FBS average of 29.6 ppg and 3.46 tpg.

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 Conference also holds the top spot in rushing TDs (2.04) and passing TDs (2.27). The Big 12 is the only league averaging over two rushing scores a game and one of two with over two passing scores.

Big 12 teams have scored non-offensive points on 38 occasions.

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