The Big 12 Conference continues to hold its own with five teams among the top 25 in the BCS standings. Oklahoma State, in position to play for the national championship, heads the list at No. 2, followed by Oklahoma 5, Kansas State 13, Baylor 22, and Texas 23.
That ties the Big 12 with the Big Ten for the number of teams in the BCS top 25, one less than the Southeastern Conference, which has six teams ranked in the BCS standings. If you were to add 19th-ranked TCU, however, which will become a member of the Big 12 in 2012, the Big 12 would be equal to the SEC in the number of teams in the current standings.
The Big 12 had two overtime games last Saturday, increasing its season total to three, which equals the conference record for the number of games that have gone beyond regulation in a single season, set in 2006. The Kansas State victory over Texas A&M went four overtimes, making it the longest game in Big 12 history.
Here are some other noteworthy numbers from the weekend's Big 12 games:
2 - Where Kansas State's Collin Klein ranks among the nation's FBS quarterbacks in rushing yards, with 1,009 through 10 games, an average of 101 yards per game.
5 - Points scored by Texas in 17-5 loss to Missouri, the third lowest point total in the Mack Brown coaching era.
9 - Number of times this season Oklahoma State has scored 50 points or more. The Cowboys have exceeded 60 points three times.
11 - Number of consecutive road games won by Oklahoma State. The Cowboys' final road game of the regular season is Friday at Iowa State.
28 - Number of scoring drives by Baylor this season that have taken less than two minutes, more than half of the team's total number of timed scoring drives (52).
35 - Rushing attempts by Collin Klein of Kansas State vs. Texas A&M, setting a school record for quarterbacks. His five rushing touchdowns on Saturday tied the school record.
60 - Points by which Texas Tech lost at home to Oklahoma State on Saturday, the largest margin of defeat (66-6) in school history.
69 - Touchdown passes by Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden, a school record, in his two seasons as the Cowboys' starting quarterback.
106 - Rushing yards for Missouri's Kendial Lawrence vs. Texas after replacing Henry Josey, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the game.
147 - Rushing yards by Kansas freshman running back Darrian Miller (from Blue Springs [Mo.] High School) against Baylor, the most by a Kansas player since former Jayhawk Jake Sharp ran for 181 yards against Kansas State.
157 - Number of points by which Texas Tech has been outscored by its opponents since leading Oklahoma 31-7 on its way to a shocking upset of then-third-ranked Oklahoma.
214 - Total number of yards by Baylor in the fourth quarter vs. Kansas. The Bears had 190 total yards in the first three quarters before mounting a 21-point comeback in the final period to tie the game and send it into overtime.
For more information:
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