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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Big 12 by the numbers: Week 12

By David Ubben

Here are a few numbers that will define the week in the Big 12:

0: Games played for Kansas State in school history as the BCS No. 1.

50: Percent of Big 12 teams in the BCS Top 25, the highest percentage of any league.

60: Percent of Big 12 teams that are bowl eligible.

2: Big 12 teams playing for bowl eligibility on Saturday (Iowa State, West Virginia)

28.17: Third-down percentage allowed by TCU, the best mark in the Big 12 and No. 6 nationally. The Frogs played K-State last week.

58.94: Third-down percentage allowed by Baylor, the worst mark in the Big 12 (by more than 12 percentage points) and 2.75 percent worse than any team in FBS. The Bears play K-State this week.

50.44: Third-down percentage by Kansas State's offense, the 10th-best mark nationally and third-best in the Big 12, behind Oklahoma and Texas.

1: Kick return longer than 30 yards allowed all season by Oklahoma, the best mark in the Big 12.

10: Kick returns longer than 30 yards allowed by Texas, the worst mark in the Big 12.

31.25: Fumble recovery percentage for Texas, 116th nationally. The Longhorns have recovered just five of their 16 forced fumbles.

27.27: Fumble recovery percentage for Texas Tech, 121st nationally. The Red Raiders have recovered just three of 11 forced fumbles.

72.22: Fumble recovery percentage for Kansas State, 15th nationally. The Wildcats have recovered 13 of their 18 forced fumbles.

19.3: Yards per all-purpose touch for Tyler Lockett, the highest percentage in the Big 12.

18.3: Yards per all-purpose touch for Terrance Williams, the second-highest percentage in the Big 12.

483: All-purpose yards on kick returns for Lockett.

0: All-purpose yards on kick returns for Williams.