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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Big 12 by the numbers: Pre-bowls
By David Ubben
Time for a few numbers that tell the story of the 2012 season in the Big 12:
Big 12 teams that finished above Texas in total defense this season.
Seasons in which Texas had led the Big 12 in total defense.
Big 12 teams that gave up fewer rushing yards than Texas.
Returning starters from the Longhorns' defense in 2011, which of course led the Big 12 in total defense.
Defenses in Texas history that gave up more yardage in a season than 2012.
Sacks allowed by Oklahoma State all season,
fewer than any team in the Big 12.
Serious leg injuries to Oklahoma State quarterbacks
. Lunt also suffered a reported head injury against Kansas State.
Big 12 teams whose starting quarterbacks missed a full game because of injury.
Positive turnover margin for Kansas State.
The next-best turnover margin in the Big 12, by West Virginia.
Turnover margin for Texas Tech in its final five games. The Red Raiders were 1-4 over the stretch and finished the season -12 in turnover margin, good for 110th nationally.
National rank of Baylor's offense with Heisman winner Robert Griffin III (587 yards/game).
National rank of Baylor's offense with bearded quarterback
Big 12 teams ranked 110th or lower nationally in punts per game.
Big 12 teams in the top 12 nationally in total offense.