Big 12 By The Numbers

With Big 12 Media Days upon us, here's one crazy stat for every team in the league.

0 — The number of touchdowns caught by a Kansas wide receiver a year ago. The Jayhawks threw just seven as a team, with four going to running backs and three pulled in by tight ends.


4 — Texas's rank in Phil Steele's National Preseason Poll. It's also the same rank that the Longhorns had in the media's Big 12 Preseason poll.


9.1 — Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk's average yards per carry through the final four games of the season. Over those games, Seastrunk carried 70 times for 637 yards, or an average of 159.25 yards per game.


10 — Iowa State is the only Big 12 program never to win 10-plus games in a season since 1996, when the league started. In fact, the Cyclones have won more than seven games just once over that time period, when they fell just shy of the 10-win barrier with nine wins in 2000.


12 — Oklahoma State's national ranking in Defensive S&P+ in 2012, the best mark for a defense in the Big 12 last year.


38 — The number of receiving touchdowns West Virginia gave up last year. The Mountaineer secondary should be better this season, though West Virginia has also lost 37 touchdowns receiving from top wideouts Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin.


40 — It's not unusual in the Big 12 to lose some 40-point-plus shootouts. But not at Oklahoma, where scoring 40 is as close to a guaranteed win as it gets. The Sooners have won 43 straight games when they've scored 40 or more points.


47 — For all the talk about the Horned Frogs' quarterback position, TCU has won 47 straight games when they've had more rushing yards than passing yards. The Horned Frogs have rushed for more than 200 yards 67 times under Gary Patterson, and are 64-3 in those games.


66.2 — John Hubert's yards per game average in Big 12 play last year. Hubert's production dropped off in conference play, and he'll need to step that up if the Kansas State offense is going to continue its high-caliber running game without the graduated Collin Klein.

100 —Texas Tech's success rate last year on onside kicks. The Red Raiders attempted three of them, with the Tech kickoff team gobbling up all three tries.


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