Big 12 Conference News and Notes
KANSAS STATE (3-4, 1-3)
This Week: Texas Tech
Next Week: at Missouri
Darren Sproles leads the NCAA in all-purpose yards with 182.9 per game. Sproles ranks as the alltime Big 12 leader with 6,025 all-purpose yards.
The Wildcats rushed for 294 yards in their win over Nebraska. Both Allen Webb and Darren Sproles eclipsed the 100-yard mark with 147 and 135 yards, respectively.
The K-State defense allowed a season-low 222 yards and forced a season-high four turnovers in the win at Nebraska.
Making his first career start, quarterback Allen Webb threw for 124 yards, and rushed for 147 and four touchdowns against Nebraska.
BAYLOR (2-5, 0-4)
This Week: Texas A&M
Next Week: at Texas Tech
Baylor has combined to post 850 yards of offense over its last two games. The Bears have thrown for 610 yards during the span, including a season-best 310 last week against Iowa State.
Dane King has posted career-high passing yards in each of the last two games. Against Nebraska the junior college signal caller threw for a then-career-high 281 yards. Last week vs. Iowa State, King passed for 289 yards. Over the last two games he has hit on 52-of-75 attempts (69.3 pct.) for 570 yards and three touchdowns.
Braelon Davis made Baylor history by becoming the first Bear to intercept a two-point conversion attempt pass and return it for a score.
COLORADO (4-3, 1-3)
This Week: Texas
Next Week: at Kansas
Behind his 130-yard rushing effort against Texas A&M, Bobby Purify moved into fifth place on the Colorado career rushing list. With 2,659 yards, Purify is 32 yards shy of the fourth spot all-time at CU.
Colorado posted a season-high 510 yards of offense in its overtime loss to Texas A&M. It marked the first time this season the opposition did not commit a turnover against the Buffs' defense.
In three of its four victories this season, Colorado has been outgained by the opposition.
The Buffs have scored in 190 consecutive games, the longest streak in the Big 12.
IOWA STATE (3-4, 1-3)
This Week: Kansas
Next Week: Nebraska
Iowa State's win last week at Baylor was its first Big 12 conference game triumph since November 2, 2002 vs. Missouri. It was the Cyclones' first conference road win dating back to a 49-7 victory at Kansas on November 17, 2001.
Defensive tackle Brent Curvey returned a fumble 65 yards for a score in the win at Baylor.
Brandon Brown posted a game-high 13 tackles, including eight solo stops against Baylor. Brown had a tackle for loss, forced a fumble, and recovered two fumbles in the game, and was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for his effort. ISU's defense has caused seven turnovers over the last two games.
KANSAS (3-4, 1-3)
This Week: at Iowa State
Next Week: Colorado
Adam Barmann hooked up with Brandon Rideau on a 78-yard scoring pass in last week's game at Oklahoma.
John Randle is averaging 163.5 all-purpose yards a contest vs. Big 12 opponents. For the season, Randle ranks fifth in the conference with a 137-yard average.
Nick Reid is second in the Big 12 with 75. He leads the conference with 47 solo stops on the season. Reid is also tied for the conference lead with 8.5 tackles for loss.
Senior Brandon Rideau's 35 catches are a career season-high and rank him tied for fourth in the Big 12.
MISSOURI (4-3, 2-2)
This Week: at Nebraska
Next Week: Kansas State
Mizzou has yielded a total of 304 yards through the air over the last three games. Missouri leads the Big 12 and is third in the NCAA in pass defense, at 146.1 yards per game.
With 58 rushing yards against Oklahoma State, Brad Smith ranks 10th on the NCAA all-time career quarterback rushing list with 2,845 yards. Smith also ranks second alltime in the Big 12 with 8,546 career yards of total offense.
Missouri leads the Big 12 in total defense, allowing 283.4 yards a game. The Tigers rank second in the NCAA with 13 interceptions. Mizzou totaled nine INTs in 13 games last season.
NEBRASKA (4-3, 2-2)
This Week: Missouri
Next Week: at Iowa State
Barrett Ruud tallied a game-high 18 tackles, including 11 solo stops against K-State. Ruud leads the Big 12 with 82 tackles.
The Cornhuskers allowed a season-high 294 yards rushing against Kansas State. Nebraska entered the contest second in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 66.8 yards per game. The Huskers are second in the Big 12 and 13th nationally in rush defense, averaging 99.3 yards.
Nebraska has turned the ball over four or more times in five of seven games this season.
OKLAHOMA (7-0, 4-0)
This Week: at Oklahoma State
Next Week: at Texas A&M
Freshman Adrian Peterson added to his NCAA record with his seventh consecutive 100-yard rushing game to begin his career. He notched 122 yards on 22 tries last week against Kansas. Peterson ranks sixth in the NCAA and third in the Big 12, averaging 146.1 yards.
Oklahoma leads the Big 12 and ranks fifth nationally in rushing defense, at 76.4 yards per game. OU has held its last two opponents to a combined 73 yards rushing.
Jason White has thrown four touchdowns in each of the last two games. White was 27-of-44 for 389 yards in last week's win over Kansas.
TEXAS (6-1, 3-1)
This Week: at Colorado
Next Week: Oklahoma State
Cedric Benson is second in the NCAA in rushing at 165.1 yards per game. He has rushed for 1,156 yards on the season and is 138 yards shy of becoming the second 5,000-yard career rusher in Big 12 history (Ricky Williams, UT, 5,289).
Texas has rushed for over 300 yards on four occasions, including a season-high 513 in its opener against North Texas. The Longhorns lead the Big 12 and are second nationally in rushing offense at 301.7 yards a game.
Vince Young was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance at Texas Tech. Young accounted for 300 yards of offense and five touchdowns. He ran for 158 yards and four scores, while completing 10-of-15 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown.
OKLAHOMA STATE (6-1, 3-1)
This Week: Oklahoma
Next Week: at Texas
Vernand Morency is third in the NCAA in rushing with a 164.7-yard average. In last week's win, he ran for 173 yards against a Missouri defense that entered the game leading the Big 12 in total defense.
The Cowboys scored 20 unanswered points in their 20-17 victory over Missouri last week. OSU scored a touchdown just before half-time, and then went on to outgain Mizzou by a 276- to 87-yard margin in the second half.
Oklahoma State is second in the Big 12 in scoring and rushing of-fense, averaging 35.1 points and 269.4 yards on the ground. Oklahoma State leads the Big 12 in red zone offense, scoring 93.5 percent of the time it penetrates the opposing 20-yardline.
TEXAS TECH (4-3, 2-2)
This Week: at Kansas State
Next Week: Baylor
Texas Tech leads the nation in pass offense (424.1 ypg), is third in total offense (498.6 ypg), and seventh in scoring offense (36.6 ppg). Jarrett Hicks leads the NCAA with an average of 127.7 receiving yards. He is also second in the Big 12 with 48 receptions. Sonny Cumbie leads the nation in total offense (410.7 ypg) and passing yards (417.7 ypg). He leads the Big 12 with 17 touchdown passes on the season.
Tech has posted 425 yards or more of offense in every game this season, eclipsing the 500-yard mark four times.
Nehemiah Glover totaled 166 receiving yards on 11 catches against Texas. He leads the Big 12 with 52 receptions.
TEXAS A&M (6-1, 4-0)
This Week: at Baylor
Next Week: Oklahoma
A&M leads the nation in turnover margin. The Aggies have forced 17 turnovers, while committing only one (+16).
Reggie McNeal has yet to throw an interception this season, and dating back to last year, has gone a Big 12-record 214 attempts without an INT.
The Aggies have posted over 400 yards of offense in six of seven games. A&M ranks third in the Big 12, averaging 451.3 yards, and is averaging a conference-leading 6.5 yards per play.
Japhus Brown posted a game-high 18 tackles in the overtime win against Colorado last week. Todd Pegram was named Special Teams Player of the Week after hitting on all five field goal attempts.
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