Lunchtime links: Tech K Williams revels in joining team
December, 24, 2008
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
What better way to celebrate the holiday season that catching up with some good stories from across the conference?
Enjoy them and enjoy the holidays.
- Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal catches up with Texas Tech walk-on kicker Matt "Lynwood" Williams, who came out of the stands to earn a place as the Red Raiders' kicker after winning an in-game kicking promotion earlier this year.
- Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel tells the San Antonio Express-News' Bryan Chu that the upcoming Valero Alamo Bowl will be emotional for him as his final college game.
- Good story from the Lincoln Journal-Star's Steve Sipple about Nebraska safety Ricky Thenarse's escape from gang violence in his Los Angeles home for a starting position with the Cornhuskers' secondary.
- Dave Sittler of the Tulsa World wonders if a couple of subtle hints might indicate that Sam Bradford will pull a stunner and return to college for another season next year.
- Oklahoma players have asked Coach Bob Stoops to put a nightly curfew on the team when it leaves for the BCS National Championship Game in Miami. "This ain't no party trip. This ain't no vacation," cornerback Lendy Holmes told John Hoover of the Tulsa World. "We're going down there to go win a national championship."
- John Denton of Florida Today analyzes the question that continues to puzzle many outside observers: Are the Big 12 defenses really as soft as national statistics seem to indicate?
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Halftime North Carolina State 17 UCF 10 Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State