Big 12: Brian Couler

Emptying the notebook for a Friday afternoon

October, 31, 2008

Posted by's Tim Griffin

Here's a collection of tidbits, notes and quotes I've been saving for Friday afternoon. Enjoy them.


Sizzling: Oklahoma's running game. Tailbacks Chris Brown and DeMarco Murray have produced 421 yards and six touchdowns in the Sooners' last two games, averaging 6.5 yards per carry.

Hot: Kansas State receiver Ernie Pierce, who produced 11 catches for 176 yards last week against Oklahoma. He had six catches all season before last week.

Not: Colorado, which fumbled on two of its first four snaps and went downhill from there in a 58-0 shellacking at Missouri.

Hot: Baylor quarterbacks, who have gone seven straight games without throwing an interception.

Not: Baylor kicker Ben Parks, who shanked a 19-yard field goal and had an extra point blocked last week against Nebraska.

Hot: Kansas wide receiver Kerry Meier, who needs seven receptions to set the school's single-season record of 70 set by Richard Estell in 1985.

Not: Kansas punt returner Daymond Patterson, who has four muffs in his last four games.

Hot: Missouri defensive end Stryker Sulak, who has forced five fumbles in his last eight games.

Not: Nebraska's defense, which allowed plays of 43, 40, 47, 34 and 44 yards against Baylor last week.

Hot: Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson, who has combined for 1,083 passing yards and six touchdowns in his last three games.

Not: Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing, who had less than 200 yards passing last week for the first time in 13 games.

Hot: Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz. When the final three games of last season are included, Ganz has fired 30 touchdown passes in his last 11 games.

Not: Oklahoma State's offensive line, which allowed five sacks last week against Texas after allowing seven in the previous seven games of the season.

Frigid: Colorado's offense. The Buffaloes are averaging 10.5 points per game in conference games. The next lowest team, Baylor, is averaging 20.2 points per game.

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