Big 12 lunch links
September, 16, 2013
By Brandon Chatmon | ESPN.com
Don't look now, but conference play is just around the corner.
- Walk-ons have become a key part of Baylor's program, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune.
- Is it time to go back to the drawing board and completely re-evaluate expectations at Iowa State? Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register asks the question and provides the answer. Also, did the Cyclones find a No. 1 receiver Saturday?
- Kansas' receivers have had a hard time catching the football, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal World.
- Kansas State should be worried about its defense despite its 37-7 win over UMass this weekend, writes Grant Guggisberg of the Manhattan Mercury.
- Does Oklahoma have an identity crisis on offense? It's quite possible, writes Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World.
- Josh Stewart is emerging as more than just a dynamic threat as a slot receiver for Oklahoma State, reports Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman.
- Texas has gone from a team with BCS aspirations to just hoping to make a bowl game, writes Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News.
- There were five key developments for Texas Tech during the Red Raiders' 20-10 win over TCU, writes Krista Pirtie of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal.
- Why did West Virginia turn to Ford Childress? Because the Mountaineers "wanted to win a game." Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has the story.