Friday, October 12, 2012
Lunch links: New emphasis for Big 12 rivals
By David Ubben
- Texas A&M is gone, so does that give the Red River Rivalry a little more juice in the state of Texas? Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman asks around.
- The game will never move to prime time. You won't hear the cut-and-dry reason at the core very often, but it's simple: Alcohol.
- B.J. Finney has found a home at the heart of Kansas State's powerful offensive line, writes Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle.
- Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star looks back at Oklahoma State star Joseph Randle's Kansas roots.
- Baylor receiver Terrance Williams is proving he's capable of being a No. 1 target, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
- Josh Lenz's big game against TCU has turned heads across the league, writes Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register.
- J.W. Walsh isn't giving his outside receivers a whole lot of love, writes Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman.
- Is Kansas ready for Oklahoma State's tempo? Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World tackles the problem.
- Texas' Mykkele Thompson moved from quarterback to the secondary, and he's made a big impact, writes Austin Laymance in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Iowa State is looking forward to a physical matchup with a team that looks more like the one ISU sees in the mirror.
- West Virginia's not expecting many risks from the Texas Tech defense, writes Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail.
- How can Texas Tech slow down Geno Smith? Nick Kosmider of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal looks inside the Red Raiders' efforts.
- Former Penn State kicker Anthony Fera is finally pain free and ready to offer Texas a solution in special teams, writes Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News.