Who's hot and not around the Big 12
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here's a look at a few statistical nuggets from around the conference heading into this weekend's games.
Sizzling -- Colorado kicker Aric Goodman, who provided the margin of victory for the Buffaloes after his 25-yard field goal in overtime beat West Virginia. In the locker room after the game, Goodman was awarded a scholarship by Colorado coach Dan Hawkins. "Aric Goodman is having the best day of his life," defensive tackle George Hypolite told reporters after his game-winning kick.
Hot -- Baylor linebacker Joe Pawelek, who produced his fourth straight double-digit tackle game of the season last week with 13 tackles against Connecticut.
Not -- Baylor. With Vanderbilt's ascension into the Top 25 this week, the Bears have the longest streak in being not being ranked in the Associated Press poll of any school in a BCS-affiliated conference. The last time Baylor was ranked came on Sept. 7, 1993, when the Bears were 24th.
Hot -- Colorado redshirt freshman running back Rodney "Speedy" Stewart, who rushed for 166 yards on 28 carries last week against West Virginia -- the third-best output in school history by a freshman.
Not -- Colorado quarterback Cody Hawkins, who ranks 12th in the Big 12 in passing efficiency, despite connecting on 70 percent of his attempts.
Hot -- Nebraska, which has scored at least 35 points in each of the last six games.
Not -- Missouri's pass defense, which has been signed for nine passes of at least 25 yards this season.
Hot -- Oklahoma's balanced offense, which is the only one nationally nation to rank in the top 20 in both passing and rushing.
Not -- Colorado's offense, which went nine straight possessions against West Virginia without scoring. The Buffaloes can't afford to do that against Florida State.
Hot -- Kansas State wide receiver Brandon Banks, who snagged seven catches for 153 yards and two touchdowns against Louisville. His big game came after he was moved into the slot by Kansas State coaches.
Not -- Kansas State's rush defense, which was gashed for 303 yards against Louisville. Included were touchdown runs of 27, 29 and 56 yards by an offense that came into the game ranked 68th nationally. No wonder Ron Prince had his team running as soon as it got off the plane from the game -- in the middle of the night, no less.
Hot -- Texas' pass rush, which has produced nine sacks in the last two games.
Not -- Kansas State defensive end Ian Campbell, who has notched only three tackles in his first three games.
Frigid -- Texas A&M -- The Aggies rank last in the Big 12 in total offense, total defense, scoring offense, scoring defense, rushing offense and rushing defense. And it won't get much better with the iffy conditions of quarterbacks Jerrod Johnson and Stephen McGee.
Something's go to give Saturday when Oklahoma faces TCU. The Sooners have the nation's longest home winning streak at 20 games and the Horned Frogs have the nation's third longest winning streak at seven. Here's a look at the longest current home winning streaks and winning streaks overall.
Quote of the week
"It's like a little fat kid. You talk about him enough, and he's going to get tired of it. And we're tired of it. That's why sometimes we have a chip on our shoulder. We have stuff to prove. We have an image of us and guys haven't even played us," Texas DT Roy Miller, on comments ripping the Longhorns for being coddled and not playing physical defense.