Thursday, November 29, 2012
Big 12 by the numbers: Week 14
By David Ubben
Here are the numbers that will tell the story of the Big 12's final weekend of games.
6: Wins in a row over Baylor for Oklahoma State.
0: Big 12 bowl tie-ins vs. non-AQ teams, the only conference that can make that claim.
1: Big 12 team giving up fewer than 5 yards per play. It's TCU.
43: Fewer yards per game given up by TCU's defense than any Big 12 team.
2: Punt returns for touchdown for Oklahoma this year, the only Big 12 team with that distinction. No Big 12 team has done that since 2010.
70.91: Red zone touchdown percentage for Texas, the highest in the Big 12.
42.42: Red zone touchdown percentage given up by TCU, the lowest in the Big 12.
6: Field goals made by Baylor opponents, the fifth-fewest in FBS.
2007: The last year Texas finished lower than first in the Big 12 in total defense. The Longhorns finished fourth.
5: Big 12 teams ahead of Texas in total defense in 2012.
29: Runs longer than 10 yards given up by TCU.
46: Runs longer than 10 yards given up by West Virginia, the second-fewest in the Big 12.
75: Runs longer than 10 yards for Kansas, third-most in the Big 12, and just one behind the second-place team.
76: Runs longer than 10 yards for Kansas State, the second-most in the Big 12.
82: Runs longer than 10 yards given up by Texas, the most in the Big 12.
3: Big 12 defenders with at least 100 tackles (Ben Heeney, Kansas; Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma; Bryce Hager, Baylor)
11.8: Points per game by Oklahoma State kicker Quinn Sharp, the Big 12 leader. Only three kickers are in the top seven of the Big 12.