Big 12 Football news and notes

Baylor (3-4, 0-3; vs. Nebraska, 11:30 a.m., Versus)
Wide receiver Kendall Wright has caught at least one pass in every game (19) of his career.

Baylor has scored 24 points in its 0-3 Big 12 start. That's the fewest points the Bears have scored over a three-game league stretch since scoring 16 over three games in 2005.

Baylor has lost four in a row to Oklahoma State and 13 of the last 14 meetings.

The Bears are 0-12 under Art Briles when they allow 21 or more points.

Baylor's last victory on homecoming came in 2006.

Colorado (2-5, 1-2; vs. Missouri, 11:30 a.m. MT, FSN)
Colorado averaged 2.2 yards on 26 first-down plays while allowing Kansas State to average 5.1 yards on 28 first-down snaps.

Colorado has 24 turnovers this season and a third have come in the second quarter. The Buffs had three turnovers in the second quarter against Kansas State.

Kicker Aric Goodman had his streak of successful extra point kicks end at 26 when he banged his only try off the right upright.

The Buffs scored their fewest points against Kansas State since a 38-6 loss in Manhattan in 1984.

Colorado is 2-17 in road games under coach Dan Hawkins. The Buffs' last road victory came at Texas Tech on Oct. 27, 2007.

Iowa State (5-3, 2-2; at Texas A&M, 2:30 p.m.)
Kicker Grant Mahoney had a career-long 52-yard field goal. He is the first Iowa State kicker with three field goals of 50 or more yards in the same season.

Iowa State is 5-3 overall for the first time since 2005.

Iowa State has allowed 17 points in its last two games, the best two-game conference stretch for the Cyclones since giving up a total of seven points to Kansas and Kansas State in 1978.

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads is the first first-year Cyclones coach to win five games since George Veenker in 1931.

The Cyclones are 2-2 or better in Big 12 play for the first time since 2002 when they were 3-1.

The last time Iowa State won a game scoring so few points was 1979 when the Cyclones beat Kansas State, 7-3.

Kansas (5-2, 1-2; at Texas Tech, 2:30 p.m., ABC)
Kansas had a season-low 290 yards of total offense and has had its two worst offensive outputs in the last two games (423 total yards against Colorado).

The Jayhawks had scored at least 30 points in eight consecutive games.

Kicker Jacob Branstetter kicked at career-long 57-yard field goal at the end of the first half. It equaled the fourth longest FG in school history. The KU record is a 61-yarder by Dan Eichloff against Ball State in 1992.

Wide receivers Dezmon Briscoe (7 receptions, 60 yards) and Kerry Meier (8 receptions, 54 yards) have each caught at least four passes in 10 consecutive games. Meier has at least two catches in 28 consecutive games and Briscoe has at least two in 25 consecutive games.

Kansas is 17-6 as a ranked team during the Mark Mangino era.

Kansas State (5-3, 3-1; at Oklahoma, 6 p.m., FSN)
Kansas State is 3-1 in Big 12 play for the first time since 2000. (The Wildcats finished 6-2 that season).

The Wildcats are 43-24 (.642) against schools from the Big 12 North.

The six points allowed to Colorado was the lowest point total allowed to a Big 12 opponent since Oct. 8, 2005 against Kansas, a 12-3 Kansas State win.

Kansas State has allowed an average of 34.5 yards rushing in four home games.

Running back Daniel Thomas had a career-high 145 yards rushing on 20 carries.

Thomas and his backup, Keithen Valentine, have combined to gain 1,161 yards on 211 carries (5.5 yards per carry) this season.

Brandon Banks became the 11th player in school history to surpass the 3,000-yard barrier for all-purpose yards.

Quarterback Grant Gregory's 80 yards passing was the lowest by a Kansas State quarterback in a victory since Sept. 18, 2004 (Dylan Meier, 52 yards against Louisiana-Lafayette).

Kansas State forced four Colorado turnovers and has a total of 10 takeaways in the last two games. For the season, the Wildcats are plus-10 in turnover margin.

Missouri (4-3, 0-3; at Colorado, 12:30 p.m., FSN)
Under coach Gary Pinkel, Missouri is 7-23 against teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25. As an unranked team, the Tigers are 1-15 against ranked teams; 1-7 against teams ranked in the top 5.

Missouri has scored 36 points in its last three games. That's the fewest points during a three-game stretch in Pinkel's tenure (since 2001) and fewest over three games for the Tigers since the end of the 1999 season (14 points, two shutouts).

The Tigers are 0-3 in conference play for the first time since 2002.

The 41-7 loss was Missouri's biggest margin of defeat to Texas since losing 65-0 in 1932. It was the Tigers' worst home defeat since a 38-0 loss to Kansas State to close out the 2002 season.

The official attendance (71,004) was the largest at Memorial Stadium since it was reconfigured in 1995. It's the biggest crowd since 72,348 viewed the Nebraska game in 1983.

Nebraska (4-3, 1-2; at Baylor, 11:30 a.m., FSN)
The 9-7 loss to Iowa State ended a streak of 126 straight victories by Nebraska when holding the opposition to 10 points or fewer.

The Cornhuskers were minus-8 in turnovers against Iowa State, the worst single-game turnover margin in school history. (Previous worst was minus seven against Missouri in


The eight turnovers tied a school single-game record (vs. Colorado, Oct. 21, 1967; at Iowa State, Nov. 11, 1972).

Senior defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has at least one tackle for loss in each of the Huskers' last 11 games and 17 of the last 18. Suh blocked an extra point and a field goal. He has blocked five kicks in his career.

Freshman I-back Dontrayevous Robinson made his debut and gained 77 yards on 15 carries plus scoring his first touchdown.

Junior receiver Niles Paul had career highs in receptions (six) and yards (143).

Nebraska limited Iowa State to 239 total yards. The Huskers have held their last six opponents to less than 280 yards. Nebraska has held three straight conference foes to fewer than 300 yards of total offense for the first time since 1996.

Oklahoma (4-3, 2-1; vs. Kansas State, 6 p.m., FSN)
Oklahoma has a 31-15-4 record against Kansas in Lawrence. The Sooners have won the last six meetings with the Jayhawks.

The Sooners were without leading rusher DeMarco Murray. He joined quarterback Sam Bradford, tight end Jeremaine Gresham and guard Brian Simmons as offensive regulars sidelined with injuries.

The Sooners have allowed three points in the first quarter of their last 13 games and have not allowed a point in the opening period in nine consecutive games.

Receiver Ryan Broyles matched his career high with 11 receptions.

Through seven games, Oklahoma has allowed opponents a total of one net yard on punt returns.

Receiver Adron Tennell had a career high six receptions.

Kicker Tress Way recorded the first points of his career with five PATs. He also had six punts for an average of 40.3 yards.

Oklahoma State (6-1, 3-0; vs. Texas, 7 p.m., ABC or ESPN2)
In three Big 12 victories, quarterback Zac Robinson is 59-of-87 (67.8 pct.) for 756 yards and six touchdowns.

Robinson completed 23-of-27 passes against Baylor Saturday. In his career against the Bears, he has completed 56 of 73 passes (76.7 percent) for 725 yards and seven touchdowns without an interception.

Robinson's 85.2 percent completion average broke the single-game school record for a minimum of 20 completions. Cowboys coach Mike Gundy had the previous record (27-of-35, 77.1 percent against Kansas in 1989).

Tight end Cooper Bassett had his first reception and his first touchdown reception.

Tight end Wilson Youman had the first touchdown reception of his career.

Oklahoma State had 445 yards of total offense, the fourth time this season the Cowboys have gone over 400 yards in a game. OSU averaged a season-best 6.4 yards per play.

Oklahoma State is 3-0 in Big 12 play for just the third time, matching its starts in 1997 and 2008.

Texas (7-0, 4-0; at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m., ABC or ESPN2)
Texas has outscored Missouri 70-10 in the first half of their last two meetings (35-7 in 2009, 35-3 in 2008). In those two games, the Longhorns have scored touchdowns on nine of their 10 first-half drives.

Texas has held three of its last four opponents to less than 175 yards of total offense. Over the last five games, the Longhorns have allowed 103 yards rushing on 128 attempts (0.8 yards per carry).

Kicker Hunter Lawrence made both of his field goal attempts and is 14-of-16 this season. Lawrence has made 24-of-28 in his career and that .857 percentage is first in school history among kickers with at least 25 attempts.

Quarterback Colt McCoy is tied with Peyton Manning for second on the career list for victories (39).

The Longhorns have forced 21 turnovers. Last year they forced 16.

Texas A&M (4-3, 1-2; vs. Iowa State, 2:30 p.m.)
The Aggies became the second Big 12 team with remarkable week-to-week turnarounds. Texas A&M lost at Kansas State 62-14 last week then won at Texas Tech 52-30. That's a 68-point turnaround. Kansas State lost at Tech 66-14 before beating the Aggies by 48 for a 100-point turnaround.

The 52 points set a single-game record for the Aggies against Texas Tech. A&M had scored 38 twice against the Red Raiders in Lubbock and had defeated Texas Tech 50-15 in College Station in 1988.

The 52 points are the most scored by Texas A&M against a ranked foe since beating No. 13 BYU 65-14 in the 1990 Holiday Bowl.

Texas A&M's last win in Lubbock came in 1993 when current head coach Mike Sherman was the Aggies' offensive line coach.

The Aggies' 321 yards rushing was a season high and the 238 yards passing a season low.

Punter Ryan Epperson made his debut. He's the 18th freshman to play for the Aggies. Epperson averaged 38.2 yards on four kicks.

Texas Tech (5-3, 2-2; vs. Kansas, 2:30 p.m., ABC)
The announced attendance of 57,733 was a record for the newly expanded Jones AT&T Stadium (capacity: 59,011). The previous high was 56,333 for last year's game with Texas.

The loss ended Texas Tech's home winning streak at 12 and prevented the Red Raiders from breaking the 68-year-old record.

Coach Mike Leach remains one victory shy of equaling Spike Dykes for the record of most victories by a Texas Tech coach.

Flanker Alex Torres had career highs for receptions (8) and yards (128).

Tech has scored a touchdown on its opening possession in four consecutive games.

After recording 14 sacks in its last four games, the Red Raiders had just one against Texas A&M.