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Big 12 Conference Football news and notes

From the Big 12 Conference

Overtime: There have been four Big 12 Conference games that have gone to overtime. The Big 12 single-season record is five in 2005.

Scoring: Through 38 Big 12 games, the average score has been 43.9 to 24.1.

Baylor (7-3 overall, 4-3 Big 12; defeated Oklahoma 45-38; vs. Texas Tech Saturday in Arlington, Texas)

Robert Griffin III's 562 total yards were more than any team had gained against a Bob Stoops-coached Oklahoma team except for the 572 allowed to Texas Tech in the Sooners' other loss.

Robert Griffin III broke his own Baylor single-game records for passing yards (479) and total offense yards (551). His 3,572 passing yards this season breaks his own school record.

Receiver Kendall Wright broke his own single-game school record with 208 receiving yards.

Baylor defeated a top five opponent for the first time since Sept. 21, 1985, when it upset No. 3 USC 20-13. The last victory over a top 10 foe was Nov. 8, 1988, when it defeated No. 10 Arkansas 29-14 on Homecoming in Waco.

Baylor has five games of 600-plus yards of total offense this season. The Bears had only seven such games in its previous 109 seasons.

Baylor had four scoring drives that took less than 60 seconds; the Bears have 18 scoring drives of less than 60 seconds this season.

Iowa State (6-4 overall, 3-4 Big 12; defeated Oklahoma State 37-31 in double OT) at Oklahoma Saturday)

Redshirt freshman quarterback Jared Barnett set career highs in completions (31), attempts (58), passing yards (376), passing touchdowns (3), total plays (72) and total offense (460).

Receiver Albert Gary scored the first touchdown of his career and set career highs in receptions (7) and yards (109).

Linebacker A.J. Klein had a season-high 14 tackles.

It was Iowa State's first victory over a team ranked in the top six of the Associated Press top 25 in 59 games.

Iowa State trailed 24-7 in the third quarter, and outscored Oklahoma State 30-7 over the final 27:33 of regulation and double overtime.

Iowa State has beaten two ranked opponents in the same season for the first time since 2005.

The attendance was 52,027. Iowa State set the following attendance records: single-season attendance (53,647), sixth consecutive game with 50,000 or more, six games with 50,000 or more in a single season.

Kansas (2-9 overall, 0-8 Big 12; lost to Texas A&M 61-7; vs. Missouri Saturday in Kansas City)

Sophomore Christian Matthews has a reception in five consecutive games. He also had a career-high 10-yard run. He finished with career highs in receptions (four) and yards (39).

James Sims had 88 rushing yards, his most against a Big 12 opponent this season.

Sophomore Ron Doherty recorded a 55-yard punt in the third quarter; he has 12 punts of 50-plus yards this season.

Sophomore linebacker Darius Willis had 10 tackles matching a season high.

Kansas has lost 13 consecutive Big 12 road games. The average score in those games has been 40-17.

Kansas State (9-2 overall, 6-2 Big 12; defeated Texas 17-13; vs. Iowa State Dec. 3)

Quarterback Collin Klein has 25 rushing touchdowns, a single-season school record. His 31 career rushing touchdowns is tied for third in school history.

Wide receiver Chris Harper has two or more catches in a game in 14 consecutive contests.

Kansas State was held to a season-low 121 yards of total offense, which is the lowest since totaling 182 yards against Kansas on Oct. 5, 2005.

Kansas State's eight first downs tied for the fewest since also posting eight against Nebraska on Oct. 5, 1996.

Kansas State is 45-16 in the month of November under coach Bill Snyder since 1991.

Kansas State won nine games for the 12th time in school history, including the 11th time under coach Bill Snyder.

Kansas State has a 7-5 series edge on Texas, is 6-2 in Big 12 games and has won four consecutive games in the series.

Missouri (6-5 overall, 4-4 Big 12; defeated Texas Tech 31-27; vs. Kansas Saturday in Kansas City)

Sophomore quarterback James Franklin had a career-long 31-yard run and finished with a career-high 152 yards rushing.

Cornerback E.J. Gaines had two pass breakups and has a single-season record of 16.

Tailback De'Vion Moore had a 54-yard run, the longest by Missouri this season.

Missouri's 90-yard scoring drive in the second quarter was the longest of the season.

Missouri is bowl eligible for a school-record seventh consecutive season.

Oklahoma (8-2 overall, 5-2 Big 12; lost to Baylor 45-38; vs. Iowa State Saturday)

Quarterback Landry Jones threw for 447 yards, the fifth time he has eclipsed 400 yards this season and the ninth in his career. Jones had three such games in 2010.

Landry Jones completed passes to 10 different receivers on Saturday and each of those receivers had multiple receptions.

Tight end James Hanna tied a career high with four receptions and finished with 90 yards.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Blake Bell rushed for four touchdowns. The only other Oklahoma quarterback to rush for four touchdowns in a game was J.C. Watts in 1980 against Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma has 60 tackles for loss in the last six games (minus 287 yards).

Oklahoma State (10-1 overall, 7-1 Big 12; lost to Iowa State 37-31 in double OT; vs. Oklahoma Dec. 3)

Brandon Weeden became Oklahoma State's all-time leader in passing yards with 8,644 yards. The previous career record of 8,317 yards was held by Zac Robinson.

Brandon Weeden has 34 touchdown passes, tying the single-season school record he set last season.

Brandon Weeden logged his fourth 400-yard passing game of the season and his seventh 400-yard passing game of his career. It was his third consecutive 400-yard passing game.

Linebacker Alex Elkins' fourth quarter interception was his first of the season. 11 different Cowboys have interceptions.

Receiver Justin Blackmon recorded a touchdown catch for the 10th consecutive game and for the 22nd time in his last 23 games.

Oklahoma State is 1-3 in overtime games. The Cowboys won their first overtime game (defeating Missouri 23-20) in 1996 and have lost their last three.

Oklahoma State has completed a pass of at least 31 yards in 19 straight games.

Texas (6-4 overall, 3-4 Big 12; lost to Kansas State 17-13; at Texas A&M Thursday)

Cody Johnson had a season-high 61 rushing yards on just four carries with the big run coming with a 55-yard gain.

Tight end Blake Irby hauled in three receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown. His 36-yard touchdown catch was his third career touchdown and longest career reception. It was his first touchdown since the second game of the 2008 season against UTEP.

Justin Tucker is 14-of-16 (.875) in field goals and 37-of-43 (.860) for his career.

Texas has held nine of its 10 opponents under their rushing average, eight of the 10 under the passing average and all 10 under the average for total yards this season. It is the fourth time an opponent has been held to over 100 yards below the rushing average with the others against UCLA (-111), Kansas (-190) and Texas Tech (-118.5).

Texas recorded 16 tackles for loss and now has four straight games with 10 or more tackles for loss.

Texas A&M (6-5 overall, 4-4 Big 12; defeated Kansas 61-7; vs. Texas Thursday)

Cyrus Gray went over 1,000 rushing yards for the second straight year. He is the third Aggie to post back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.

Ryan Swope has a single-season record 78 receptions. His 11 touchdowns this season are the second-most in school history.

Randy Bullock has 21 field goals, matching the single season school record.

Junior Dustin Harris had a school-record 162 yards on three punt returns. He had a 72-yarder for a touchdown.

Texas A&M is bowl eligible and will play in a bowl for the 33rd time in school history.

Texas A&M's 23 first-quarter points were the most in an opening quarter since scoring 24 against Louisiana-Lafayette in 1997.

The Aggies' 61 points were their third-highest scored in a Big 12 game and the 54-point margin of victory was the second biggest in a Conference game.

Texas Tech (5-6 overall, 2-6 Big 12; lost to Missouri 31-27; vs. Baylor Saturday in Arlington, Texas)

Freshman Bradley Marquez scored on a 1-yard, his first career rushing touchdown.

Ryan Erxleben notched a career long 59-yard punt early in the second quarter.

Texas Tech scored a touchdown on the opening drive - the first time the Red Raiders had scored on the opening drive since the Oklahoma game.

The Texas Tech defense stopped Missouri on its first five offensive possessions. The last time Tech was able to make five-straight defensive stands was against Missouri last season (a 24-17 win by the Red Raiders).

Texas Tech has lost four consecutive games for the first time since 1993.

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