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Friday, November 21, 2008
What's hot and not in the Big 12


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

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

SIZZLING:
Baylor, which produced 510 yards and won the turnover battle 6-0 in a 41-21 victory over Texas A&M last week.

HOT:
Colorado linebacker Shaun Mohler, who snagged an interception and notched 11 tackles for the Buffaloes against Oklahoma State.

NOT:
Colorado's offense, which failed to scored 20 points for the sixth time in seven Big 12 games this season against Oklahoma State.


HOT:
Kansas linebacker James Holt, who produced double-digit tackles for the fifth time this season after notching 11 stops against Texas.

NOT:
Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing, who has completed 50 percent of his passes in his last two games, 68.4 percent in the first nine games of the season.


HOT:
Kansas State walk-on LB Alex Hrebec, who has notched at least six tackles in six straight games.

NOT:
Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman, who accounted for 28 touchdowns rushing and passing in his first eight games and two TDs in his last three games. Additionally, Freeman's s 7-for-18 passing before he was pulled last week against Nebraska was his worst completion percentage since his freshman season.


HOT:
Texas freshman safety Christian Scott, who entered the Kansas game as a replacement for injured safety Blake Gideon and made a crunching hit on the first play he defended. He recorded three solo stops, broke up two passes, and forced and recovered a fumble.


NOT:
Texas running back Fozzy Whittaker, who rushed for 15 yards on 13 carries against Kansas, produced only six positive rushing plays.


HOT:
Nebraska I-back Roy Helu, who has scored five rushing TDs in his last two games.

NOT:
Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel, who has thrown 11 interceptions in 400 attempts in 11 games this season. Daniel threw 11 interceptions in 563 attempts over 14 games last season.


HOT:
Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter, who leads the conference with nine 100-yard rushing games. No other Big 12 players has more than four 100-yard rushing games.

NOT:
Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson, who threw four interceptions in his first nine games (254 pass attempts) and six interceptions (61 passes) in his last two games.

FRIGID:
Kansas State's offense. The Wildcats produced a season-low 247 yards and Freeman struggled so much after four sacks that he was removed in the third quarter in the Wildcats' loss to Nebraska.