Thursday, October 11, 2012
Lunch links: Big finish for Kansas State?
By David Ubben
Don't ever take me out of school to play hockey.
- Colleague KC Joyner tells you why Texas' defense can still handle the Oklahoma offense.
- Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle is a lot like his brother, former Kansas running back John Randle. He's looking to avoid his brother's mistakes, though. Gina Mizell tells the family's story.
- Dave Boucher of the Charleston Daily Mail looks into how Morgantown is hoping to combat the postgame violence and fires.
- Kansas State may build momentum if it can get past West Virginia next week, writes colleague Ivan Maisel.
- Nick Kosmider of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal profiles Dana Holgorsen's rise from Texas Tech to pushing West Virginia into the spotlight.
- Colleague Phil Steele says it's clear that trading Texas A&M and Missouri for TCU and West Virginia made the Big 12 deeper and stronger, at least so far in 2012.
- Oklahoma State still sees big things ahead, despite being just 2-2, writes John Helsley of The Oklahoman.
- John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald tells you a little more about a future Baylor linebacker. The Tribune Herald's Brice Cherry says TCU coach Gary Patterson handled the Casey Pachall situation the right way.
- Collin Klein has his own food challenge in Manhattan, but it's against NCAA rules. Still .. frozen yogurt!
- Iowa State defensive lineman David Irving's mom was disappointed in one pretty entertaining thing on Saturday, writes Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register.
- How did the Big 12 reach the point of this offensive explosion? Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram explains. He also explains the excitement TCU linebacker Joel Hasley feels entering this year's game vs. Baylor.
- Casey Walker's personal issues that kept him off the field? They're in the past, and he's back.
- Iowa State is hoping to model itself after Kansas State, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
- KU's got plenty of problems, but one of the biggest -- the kicking game -- sometimes gets overlooked, writes Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star.
- Baylor's defense had to wait two weeks to make up for giving up 70 points in a loss to West Virginia, writes Will Parchman of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
- Which teams run their offenses at the fastest pace? Plenty of Big 12 teams crack the list.
- Texas Tech's defense must play well if it has any chance to knock off West Virginia.
- Nigel Malone is bringing attitude to the cornerback spot at Kansas State, writes Ken Corbitt of the Topeka Capital-Journal.