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Big 12 Football Ends Regular Season with Four Games
November 27, 2012

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The Big 12 is the only league in which 90% of its membership has gained bowl eligibility and one of just two conferences with nine bowl-eligible teams.

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

The Big 12 is the only conference with all it's contracted bowl matchups featuring games against teams from BCS AQ conferences.

The Big 12 is tied for first all-time with 14 teams that have been ranked in the top four of the final BCS Standings.

The Big 12's lethal offenses ran 627 plays in last week's four games for an average of 157 plays per game and 78.4 per team. Of the 627 plays, 318 were runs and 309 were passes.

The league's season average of 74.4 ppg is the nation's most. Although recognized for its prolific passers, Big 12 teams average 38.6 rushes a game and 35.8 through the air.

Fifty percent of Big 12 teams are in the top 12 for total offense with over 500 yards per game.

Fifty percent of Conference teams are in the top 14 nationally for scoring offense and seventy percent are in the top 20 - all averaging over 37 points a game.

Six Big 12 quarterbacks are in the top 27 for passing efficiency while four are in the top six of passing yards per game.

The Big 12 continues to increase its average yards per game, now up to 464.1, 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.

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 the FBS with 36.1 points per game and 4.64 touchdowns per game, compared to the FBS average of 29.6 ppg and 3.77 tpg.

The Conference also holds the top spot in rushing TDs (2.02) and passing TDs (2.32). 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 37 occasions.

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