Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
We're about 24 hours from that little battle at the State Fair of Texas tomorrow.
Several other meaningful games will be played that will stamp Saturday as the most interesting day of the season so far in the Big 12.
Here's something to prime your palate for what is approaching.
The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel writes about vengeance seekers at both Texas and Oklahoma after last year's BCS controversy.
Baylor wide receiver David Gettis’ development as a senior is examined by the Waco Tribune-Herald’s John Werner.
The Denver Post’s Anthony Cotton writes about the challenges faced by Misti Hawkins, the wife of Colorado coach Dan Hawkins and the mother of Colorado quarterback Cody Hawkins.
Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud tells the Des Moines Register’s Randy Peterson about playing under three different coordinators in three offenses during his college career.
Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star writes about the heat that offensive coordinators are taking around the Big 12.
Missouri can set its season back on track with an upset victory at Oklahoma State, the Kansas City Star’s Mike DeArmond reports.
Oklahoma’s Ryan Reynolds has rebounded after sustaining a season-ending knee injury last season against Texas, the Tulsa World’s Guerin Emig reports.
How long ago it seems, heading into Saturday's Texas A&M-Kansas State game. The San Antonio Express-News’ Brent Zwerneman recalls the 1998 Big 12 championship game in St. Louis between the two schools – the Aggies’ biggest victory in Big 12 history.
Todd Reesing’s first game against Colorado has set the stage for success during the rest of his college career, the Lawrence Journal-World’s Matt Tait reports.
Beating South Division teams like Texas Tech could help determine Nebraska’s chances of claiming the Big 12 North title, the Omaha World-Herald’s Rich Kaipust reports.