A look at the Big 12 and the Race in the North

Division Races South - Oklahoma has clinched the South title. The Sooners will be making their fourth Big 12 Championship appearance in five seasons. North - Four of the six North teams are still in the hunt for the Division title, with Kansas State and Kansas eliminated.


Division Races

South - Oklahoma has clinched the South title. The Sooners will be making their fourth Big 12 Championship appearance in five seasons.

North - Four of the six North teams are still in the hunt for the Division title, with Kansas State and Kansas eliminated. Following are the current standings and remaining games:

Rec B-12 Div NU MU ISU CU KU KSU

Iowa St. 5-4 3-3 2-1 W N27 -- L W N20

Nebraska 5-5 3-4 2-2 -- W L N26 W L

Colorado 6-4 3-4 3-1 N26 L W--WW

Missouri 4-5 2-4 1-2 L -- N27 W N20 L

Iowa State wins if - it beats both Kansas State and Missouri; OR lose to

Kansas State, beat Missouri, and have Nebraska beat Colorado.

Nebraska wins if - it beats Colorado, AND Iowa State loses to Missouri.

Colorado wins if - it beats Nebraska, AND Iowa State beats Missouri and
loses to Kansas State.

Missouri wins if - it beats Kansas and Iowa State, AND Colorado beats Nebraska.

BAYLOR (3-7, 1-6)

This Week: Oklahoma
Next Week: End of Season

Redshirt freshman Terrance Parks, in his first significant game-action of the season, put up career numbers with 34 pass attempts, 18 completions, 261 passing yards, and throwing for two touchdowns last week against Oklahoma State.

For the second consecutive week, Maurice Land led all players in tackles. Land registered 16 tackles against Oklahoma State, 14 of which were solo. The week prior vs. Texas Tech, Land tallied 13 stops, including 11 solo tackles.

The Tech game marked the only time this season the Baylor offense did not commit a turnover.

COLORADO (6-4, 3-4)

This Week: Open
Next Week: at Nebraska (Nov. 26)

Ron Monteilh posted his first 100-yard receiving game, with a four-catch, 106-yard effort against Kansas State. His 64-yard catch and run with five seconds left provided the winning margin in CU's 38-31 victory. Mason Crosby has connected on five field goals from 50-plus yards, tying him for the most in the NCAA this season.

Colorado has been outgained by its opponent in four of its six victories. Against Kansas State and North Texas, CU outgained its opponent in a winning effort.

The Buffs have scored in 193 consecutive games, the longest streak in the Big 12.

IOWA STATE (5-4, 3-3)

This Week: at Kansas State

Next Week: Missouri

Iowa State heads into into its final two weeks of the regular season in the midst of a three-game Big 12 Conference win streak, its first since the 2002 campaign.

ISU clinches the Big 12 North Division with victories in its last two games (Kansas State, Missouri).

The Cyclones posted a season-high 466 yards of offense in their win over Nebraska, including a season-best 364 passing yards. Iowa State is 4-1 at home this season.

ISU's defense has forced 12 turnovers over the last four games, after forcing six turnovers through the season's first five games.

KANSAS (3-7, 1-6)

This Week: at Missouri
Next Week: End of Season

Charles Gordon leads the NCAA with six interceptions. His season total is the most by a KU player since 1951.

Five of the Jayhawks' seven losses have been by less than seven points, including four of six in Big 12 play.

Kansas has recorded a Big 12-leading 18 interceptions. Sophomores Charles Gordon (6) and Rodney Harris (4) have combined to pick off 10 passes.

Nick Reid is second in the Big 12 with 1039 tackles. He is also third in the conference in solo tackles (55). Reid tallied a game-high 14 tackles last week against Texas, including three for loss.

KANSAS STATE (4-6, 2-5)

This Week: Iowa State
Next Week: End of Season

Darren Sproles ranks as the all-time Big 12 leader with 6,552 all-purpose yards. Sproles leads the Big 12 and ranks second in the NCAA, averaging 180.7 all-purpose yards.

Adam Webb accounted for 243 yards of offense in last week's start at Colorado. Webb ran for 103 yards, while thowing for 140, on 14 of 22 passing.

This season will end the Wildcats' streak of 11 consecutive bowl appearances.

Twice this season K-State has forced a season-high four turnovers (Nebraska, Missouri).

Jeramine Moreira totaled 112 yards on seven receptions against Colorado.

MISSOURI (4-5, 2-4)

This Week: Kansas

Next Week: at Iowa State

Mizzou has yielded a total of 284 yards through the air over the last three games. Missouri leads the Big 12 and is third in the NCAA in pass defense, at 133 yards per game.

Missouri can claim the Big 12 North by winning its last two games, coupled with a Colorado victory over Nebraska. Brad Smith ranks second all-time in the Big 12 with 9,111 career yards of total offense. Missouri leads the Big 12 in total defense and is 10th nationally, allowing 288 yards a game.

The Tigers' 477 yards of offense against Kansas State was their highest total since the season opener (506 vs. Arkansas State).

NEBRASKA (5-5, 3-4)

This Week: Open
Next Week: Colorado (Nov. 26)

Barrett Ruud leads the Big 12 with 116 total tackles and 62 solo stops. He is averaging 11.6 tackles per game.

Cory Ross has rushed for 450 yards and three touchdowns over the last three games. Ross has posted 130- (Oklahoma), 126- (Iowa State), and 194-yard efforts (Missouri).
Nebraska leads the Big 12 and ranks fifth in the NCAA in rush defense, allowing 94.6 yards per game.
The Cornhuskers need a victory in their final game to increase their NCAA-record of 35 consecutive bowl appearances.

OKLAHOMA (10-0, 7-0)

This Week: at Baylor
Next Game: Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship,
Dec. 4

In limited action against Nebraska, Adrian Peterson's NCAA freshman record of nine straight 100-yard rushing games came to an end. Peterson ran for 58 yards on 15 carries in the contest. He ranks third in the Big 12 with a 143.1-yard average.

With its victory over Nebraska, the Sooners claimed the Big 12 South Division title for the fourth time. All of OU's South titles have come in the last five seasons.

Jason White was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row. White set an OU record with 18 consecutive completions in the win over Nebraska. He has thrown 19 TD passes over the last five games, and leads the Big 12 with 28 on the season.

TEXAS (9-1, 6-1)

This Week: Open
Next Week: Texas A&M (Nov. 26)

For the second time in as many seasons, Derrick Johnson is a finalist for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's top linebacker. Johnson leads the Big 12 in tackles for loss (14.0), has caused an NCAA-leading six fumbles, and ranks fourth in the conference in tackles (86). He is a three-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honoree this season.

The Longhorns lead the Big 12 and are second nationally in rushing offense at 305.2 yards a game.

UT has posted come-from-behind victories in its last two outings, scoring 14 points in the last five minutes for a 27-23 win at Kansas, and overcoming a 28-point deficit in its 56-35 win against Oklahoma State, its biggest comeback in school history.

OKLAHOMA STATE (7-3, 4-3)

This Week: Open
Next Week: at Texas Tech

Seymore Shaw made his first start of the 2004 season in place of Vernard Morency, the NCAA's fifth-leading rusher, in the win over Baylor. Shaw ran for a career-high 172 yards and one touchdown. Prentiss Elliott garnered Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week accolades for his performance against Baylor. Elliot returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown, and totaled 131 yards on four returns. OSU is second in the Big 12 in rushing offense and seventh in the NCAA, averaging 251.9 yards.

Oklahoma State leads the Big 12 in red zone offense, scoring 93.0 percent of the time it penetrates the opposing 20-yard line. The Cowboys have scored on 40-of-43 red zone trips, including 34 TDs.

TEXAS TECH (6-4, 4-3)

This Week: Open
Next Week: Oklahoma State

Texas Tech leads the nation in pass offense (399.5 ypg), while leading the Big 12 and ranking sixth nationally in total offense (488.2 ypg). The trio of Nehemiah Glover, Trey Haverty and Jarrett Hicks holds the Big 12's top three spots in receptions per game and receiving yards per game.

Taurean Henderson is on the verge of becoming the first player in Big 12 history to post 2,000 career rushing yards and 1,500 career passing yards. Henderson has surpassed the 2,000-yard rushing mark (2,249) and is 40 yards shy of 1,500 receiving yards (1,460). Sonny Cumbie leads the nation in total offense (380.8 ypg) and passing yards (394.1 ypg).

TEXAS A&M (7-3, 5-2)

This Week: Open
Next Week: at Texas (Nov. 26)

Texas A&M has played in a Big 12 single-season record three overtime games this year. Three of the Aggies' last four contests have required extra frames. All-time A&M is second in the Big 12 with eight overtime games since the 1996 season (4-4). A&M is second in the Big 12 in passing offense at 264.6 yards per game.

Reggie McNeal accounted for 309 of the Aggies' 436 yards of offense in the overtime win against Texas Tech. McNeal ran for 55 yards, while throwing for 254 more.

The Aggies have posted over 400 yards of offense in nine of ten games. A&M ranks fourth in the Big 12, averaging 454.5 yards, and has a conference-leading 6.6 yards per play.

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