Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
This will be the last weekend until the bowls that Big 12 teams will be able to build a little national respect in a majority of nonconference games.
Texas A&M and Oklahoma hope to carry the conference's banner in their games Saturday night with a little more success than Colorado was able to muster last night.
Here are a few links to get you ready for all of the upcoming games.
The Dallas Morning News’ Chuck Carlton details why Texas A&M is relying on so many freshman players this season.
The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel writes that Oklahoma’s defense will be the key factor in the Sooners’ game Saturday night at Miami.
Missed opportunities doomed Colorado’s hopes of stealing an upset victory at West Virginia Thursday night, the Boulder Daily Camera’s Neill Woelk writes.
The Lincoln Journal Star’s Steve Sipple opines that Nebraska has a psychological edge over Missouri heading into their conference opener next Thursday night.
The Kansas City Star’s Kellis Robinett writes about Kansas State’s attention to developing its special teams.
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams writes that Taylor Potts’ early struggles aren’t that unusual compared with Mike Leach’s previous quarterbacks.
The Waco Tribune-Herald’s John Werner profiles Baylor senior defensive lineman Jason Lamb.
Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn tells the Boulder Daily Camera’s Kyle Ringo he’s exploring a naming-rights deal at Folsom Field that he hopes will provide millions to the cash-strapped athletic department.
The Kansas City Star's Blair Kerkhoff details Iowa-bred Paul Rhoads' steps to restore the Iowa State program.
The Austin American-Statesman’s Suzanne Halliburton analyzes Texas' progress after the Longhorns’ first four games of the season.