The Big 12 has completed non-league play and has a full slate of conference games in Week 6 with all 10 teams in action.
The Big 12 has shown to be a balanced league from top to bottom, especially for ranked teams when playing on the road against an unranked Conference foe. So far this season, ranked road teams are 0-2 in Conference play vs. unranked teams. Since 2011, ranked Conference teams have lost on the home field of an unranked league opponent on nine occasions. Last season an unranked home team upset a ranked Conference opponent on 4-of-12 occasions.
The youthful Big 12 teams have 105 freshmen and 263 combined freshmen and sophomores on their most current depth charts.
In 2013 non-conference action, Big 12 teams held opponents to 128 drives that ended in three-or-less plays due to a punt or turnover.
Sixteen quarterbacks started a game for Big 12 teams during the first five weeks of the season. Five teams (OU, OSU, TCU, UT and WVU) have started more than one signal caller.
The Big 12 has scored 13 times on special teams or defense this season with touchdowns on two interceptions and a kickoff return in week 5.
The Big 12 is second among FBS conferences in passing (276.50) and total offense (454.82).
The Big 12 is the only conference with fifty percent of its teams in the top 22 nationally for turnover margin.
Since 2011, the league is 75-15 (.833) in regular season non-conference games. The Big 12 is 68-10 (.872) in non-league games in the month of September from 2011-13 combined.
TCU safety Sam Carter was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week.
Big 12 Players of the Week were awarded to offense: Aaron Wimberly (Iowa State) and Charles Sims (West Virginia); defense: Sam Carter (TCU) and special teams: Nick O’Toole (West Virginia).