Big 12 lunch links
September, 19, 2013
By Brandon Chatmon | ESPN.com
Somehow I can't help but think about "Bad Boys II" when Stephen Jackson talks about guys trying to talk to his daughters.
- Baylor kicker Aaron Jones has worked on his kickoffs and it has paid off, writes Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune.
- One true freshman is expected to see the field for Iowa State this season, and he's already making an impact, writes Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register.
- Kansas' secondary is looking like one of the strengths of its defense, writes Mike Vernon of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
- Randall Zimmerman has gone to great lengths to watch his son, Kansas State safety Ty Zimmerman, become one of the Big 12's top defenders.
- Charles Tapper's journey from basketball player to starting defensive end at Oklahoma has been unique, writes Ryan Aber of The Oklahoman. Meanwhile true freshman defensive end D.J. Ward returned to practice after having his spleen removed during preseason camp.
- One freshman defensive end is standing out at Oklahoma State, reports The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell.
- Texas Tech's quick start deserved to be validated with a Top 25 ranking, writes Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- TCU coach Gary Patterson has a message for his team: "Bottom line, you've got to grow up." Stefan Stevenson has the story for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Dennis Franchione knows what it takes to get the upset against Texas Tech when he takes his Texas State squad to Lubbock, writes Krista Pirtle of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
- A sophomore has emerged as a key player in the middle of West Virginia's defense, writes Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail.
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BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35