By Wendell Barnhouse | firstname.lastname@example.org
Through 10 weeks, Big 12 teams have 199 rushing touchdowns averaging 10.9 yards in length and 178 passing touchdowns that have averaged 28 yards.
Through 10 weeks there have been 29 defensive/special team touchdowns - interception returns of 25, 32, 38, 41, 63, 58, 24, 66, 32, 31, 32, 54, 31 and 21 yards. Three fumble returns of 9, 91, 54 and 40 yards. Kickoff returns of 94, 100, 45, 95 and 95 yards. Punt returns of 67, 85, 52 and 95 yards. A muffed punt recovery in the end zone (0 yards) and a blocked field goal return of 65 yards.
Baylor (7-0, 4-0; did not play; Thursday vs. Oklahoma)
Baylor removed the tarp covering unused seats at Floyd Casey Stadium in anticipation of a record crowd for Thursday’s national televised game.
Iowa State (1-7, 0-5; lost at Kansas State, 41-7; vs. TCU Saturday)
Running back DeVondrick Nealy had a season-high 53 rushing yards on a career-high 12 carries. He has three touchdowns in the last three games.
Linebacker Jeremiah George has 10-plus tackles in seven consecutive games.
Iowa State has had 14 freshmen or sophomores start a game this season.
For the first time this season, Iowa State repeated a starting combination on the offensive line.
Kansas (2-6, 0-5; lost at Texas, 35-13; at Oklahoma State Saturday)
Wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman had two catches for a career-best 85 yards. Coleman has recorded four catches for 155 yards in KU's last two outings after tallying just three receptions for 39 yards in the Jayhawks' first six games of the season.
Running back James Sims tied his career high with receptions.
Punter Trevor Pardula averaged 45.7 yards per kick on the afternoon, including punts of 68 and 53 yards.
Kansas has stopped every opponent’s opening drive, limiting opposing teams to five first downs on eight drives to start games.
Kansas State (4-4, 2-3; defeated Iowa State, 41-7; at Texas Tech Saturday)
Defensive end Ryan Mueller finished with seven tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack. He has at least a half TFL in all eight games and sacks in six games, including the last four.
Mark Krause punted four times for a 47.5-yard average, including a 67-yarder – the longest by a K-State punter since 2004.
Kansas State allowed its fewest points in a Big 12 game since allowing seven points to Kansas in 2010.
It was the largest margin of victory in the Iowa State-Kansas State series since a 45-0 win by K-State on Nov. 8, 2003 in Ames; each of the last five games have been decided by eight points or less.
Kansas State is averaging 52,938 fans this season and are on pace to break both the single-season total and average attendance records.
Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1; did not play; Thursday at Baylor)
The Sooners’ last victory came over Texas Tech, which was ranked No. 10 at that time. OU coach Bob Stoops 5-0 in back-to-back games against teams ranked in the top 10 of the Associated Press poll.
Oklahoma State (7-1, 4-1; defeated Texas Tech, 52-34; vs. Kansas Saturday)
Clint Chelf’s 67-yard touchdown run was the longest carry by an Oklahoma State quarterback since Brent Blackman's 72-yarder in 1972.
Josh Stewart, who entered the game second nationally in punt returns, had a 46-yard return – his fourth return of at least 40 yards and sixth of at least 20 yards
Shaun Lewis’ interception was the 14th takeaway of his career - eight interceptions and six fumble recoveries. He has also forced six fumbles.
Jeremy Seaton has three career touchdown receptions on seven career receptions.
Oklahoma State has forced at least one turnover in 16 consecutive games.
Oklahoma State has scored 50 points in consecutive road games for the first time in school history.
Oklahoma State is the first team to win three straight games over Texas Tech in Lubbock since Nebraska (1994, 1996 and 2000).
TCU (3-6, 1-5; lost to West Virginia, 30-27 in overtime; at Iowa State Saturday)
Quarterback Casey Pachall made his first start since Sept. 7. He set career highs with his 40 completions and 58 attempts.
Trevone Boykin, who entered the game with five receptions, had a career-high 11 catches. It was the most receptions by a TCU player since 1995.
Kicker Jaden Oberkrom has made 12 of 16 field goals. He missed a 62-yard attempt in overtime and three of his four misses have been from 50 yards or more.
TCU’s last two overtime games have come against West Virginia. The Horned Frogs won 39-38 in double overtime in Morgantown last season.
TCU, which leads the Big 12 in interceptions, had two against West Virginia had has six games this season with at least two interceptions.
Texas (6-2, 5-0; defeated Kansas 35-13; at West Virginia Saturday)
Senior Chris Whaley is the first defensive tackle in school history to have two defensive touchdowns in the same season. He scored on a 40-yard fumble return against. Kansas and had a 31-yard interception return against Oklahoma.
Four of Jaxon Shipley’s six receptions went for first downs; 25 of his 39 receptions this season have gone for first downs.
Malcolm Brown had a career-high four rushing touchdowns.
Daje Johnson had a career-high seven receptions plus a career-high 152 all-purpose yards.
Texas has held its last five opponents to an average of 3.5 yards per carry. UT’s previous two opponents before the five-game streak averaged 7.0 yards per attempt.
Texas has not trailed in a game for 12 straight quarters.
Texas has won 11 Big 12 games with Kansas by an average of 42.8-14.4 points per game.
Texas Tech (7-2, 4-2; lost to Oklahoma State, 52-34; vs. Kansas State Saturday)
Jace Amaro had career highs in receptions (15) and yards (174). He has four-straight 100-yard receiving games, the most by a Red Raider since 2007 when Michael Crabtree had seven.
Junior Ryan Bustin’s 32-yard field goal in the second quarter was his 18th on the season, a school single-season record. He made a 26-yarder in the fourth quarter for No. 19.
The attendance of 61,836 was a Jones AT&T Stadium record, surpassing the previous record of 60,997 set earlier this season.
Texas Tech blocked its first punt since 2010.
West Virginia (4-5, 2-4; defeated TCU, 30-27 in overtime; vs. Texas Saturday)
Kicker Josh Lambert equaled his career-best with three field goals, including the game winner in overtime. He also kicked three field goals in West Virginia’s victory over Oklahoma State.
Charles Sims finished with a season-best 154 yards rushing on a season-high 24 attempts.
Mario Alford (62 yards) and Dakiel shorts (98) each finished career highs in receiving yards.Tight end Cody Clay’s fourth quarter, 11-yard touchdown reception was the first score of his career.