This holiday weekend will mark the final game in two longtime college football rivalries involving Big 12 teams. Kansas and Missouri have played 119 games in their historic Border War football series. Unbelievably, the series is tied at 55 wins apiece, with nine ties. Saturday will be the final game in the Kansas-Missouri football series, with no games scheduled for anytime in the future. Beginning next fall, Missouri will compete in the Southeastern Conference.
Texas A&M is also leaving for the SEC, which means that the Aggies Thanksgiving night game against hated rival Texas will effectively bring an end to that rivalry series, as well. The two Lone Star State rivals have played 117 games in the series, which dates to 1894. Texas has a substantial advantage in the all-time series with a 75-37-5 record.
Here are some other noteworthy numbers from the weekend's Big 12 games:
4- Number of overtime games in the Big 12 this season. The single-season record in the Big 12 era is five.
7 - Missouri is bowl-eligible (six wins) for the seventh straight season. The Tigers recorded their sixth win of the 2011 season last Saturday with a comeback 31-27 victory over Texas Tech.
12 - Kansas State has won nine games 12 times in school history. Eleven of those seasons are under coach Bill Snyder.
13 - Consecutive road losses by Kansas, by an average score of 40-17.
18 - Scoring drives by Baylor this season that have taken less than 60 seconds. The Bears had four like that on Saturday in their win over Oklahoma.
21 - Number of years it has been since Iowa State last beat Oklahoma. Iowa State's last win against OU was in 1990, 33-31. Iowa State has beaten the Sooners only five times in 75 games between the two schools.
30 - Six of Kansas' nine losses this season have been by 30 points or more.
31- Difference in total offensive yards gained by Iowa State over Oklahoma State, the country's third best offensive team. Iowa State pounded out 568 yards of total offense, against Oklahoma State's suspect defense. 376 of those passing yards by a freshman quarterback in only his third start.
60 - Number of tackles for loss (for a total of 287 yards) the Oklahoma defense has in the Sooners last six games.
120 - The number of consecutive annual games between Kansas and Missouri that will end this Saturday, Next season Missouri will be a member of the Southeastern Conference, and there are no immediate plans to continue this longtime border rivalry.
600 - Five times this season, Baylor has exceeded 600 yards of total offense. The Bears have reached that mark only seven other times in their previous 109 seasons.
3,572 - Passing yards for Baylor's Robert Griffin III through 10 games, a new Baylor school record and the third most in the Big 12 this season.
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