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Friday, November 14, 2008
Who's hot and not in the Big 12

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Here's a look at some of what's hot and what's not across the Big 12 this week.

SIZZLING:

Oklahoma's offensive line, which has allowed only one sack in the last three games.

HOT:

Baylor's running game, which has rushed for a touchdown in 10 straight games -- the school's longest streak since a 14-game tear that stretched from the 1997 to 1998 season.

NOT:

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin, who hit 6 of 19 passes for a career-worst 71 yards against Texas last week.

HOT:

Texas Tech walk-on kicker Matt Williams, still going strong after 21 consecutive extra points.

NOT:

Colorado kicker Aric Goodman, who has misfired on his last seven field-goal attempts since being placed on scholarship after a game-winning kick to beat West Virginia on Sept. 18.

HOT:

Oklahoma running backs Chris Brown and DeMarco Murray, who averaged more than 11 yards per carry against Texas A&M.

NOT:

Texas A&M running back Michael Goodson, who battled with a knee injury and produced 9 yards on seven carries for a career-low single-game rushing average of 1.29 yards per carry against Oklahoma. It marked the third game this season that Goodson was limited to less than a two-yards-per-carry average. In the previous 26 games of his career before this season, Goodson had never been limited to less than two yards per carry.

HOT:

Colorado quarterback Cody Hawkins. Who needs practice? Hawkins received little work in the last two days before the Iowa State game. He responded by firing four touchdown passes in the second half to orchestrate the Buffaloes' comeback victory.

NOT:

Kansas wide receiver Kerry Meier, who has caught only three passes in each of his last two games.

HOT:

Oklahoma's offense, which needed only a combined 17:45 to jump in front of Nebraska and Texas A&M in its last two games by a combined score of 56-0.

NOT:

Missouri safety William Moore, who tied for the national lead with eight interceptions last season. He has none this season.

HOT:

Nebraska I-back Roy Helu, who has rushed for 272 yards in his last two games. Helu rushed for a total of 294 yards in the first eight games of his career.

NOT:

Nebraska's defensive production. Despite Bo Pelini's reputation for coaching up teams to become turnover-producing machines, the Cornhuskers have notched only 10 turnovers this season -- seven interceptions and three fumble recoveries. His 2003 team at Nebraska when he served as defensive coordinator produced 47 turnovers, second nationally.

FRIGID:

Kansas' offensive line, which allowed five sacks of quarterback Todd Reesing last week. The Jayhawks have allowed 13 sacks in their last four games.