Big 12 lunch links: Canadian protection key for Baylor's offense
September, 18, 2009
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Game day beckons in less than 24 hours.
Here are some stories to get ready for tomorrow.
- Break out the back bacon and loonies. The Waco Tribune-Herald’s John Werner profiles Baylor’s Canadian starting offensive tackles Danny Watkins and Philip Blake.
- Colorado running back Rodney “Speedy” Stewart vows to return to the Buffaloes’ lineup this week despite a nagging hamstring injury, the Boulder Daily Camera’s Kyle Ringo reports.
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Tom Timmermann details some of the obstacles facing the Big 12 as it analyzes whether to start its own television network.
- The Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls writes about the Texas secondary, which he says is stronger than a Roger Clemens denial.
- The Denver Post’s John Henderson analyzes the Big 12's biggest disappointments after two weeks.
- Nebraska guard Ricky Henry is working hard to keep his emotions in check on the field, according to the Lincoln Journal Star’s Steve Sipple.
- Iowa State safety David Sims tells the Des Moines Register’s Randy Peterson how he ended up at Iowa State after his commitment to Oklahoma was pulled. Sims leads the Big 12 with three interceptions after two games.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal’s Austin Meek analyzes running back Daniel Thomas' importance to Kansas State’s lineup.
- J. Brady McCullough writes about some of the unique challenges that face so-called “basketball schools” as they develop their football programs.
- The Tulsa World’s Dave Sittler writes that Oklahoma still is searching for an identity as the Sooners prepare to play underrated Tulsa.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
5:00 4th Qtr Fresno State 6 Rice 30 Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49
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
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
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