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CFB Conference Notes: Big12

This Week in the Big 12

Friday, September 10
Kansas at No. 17/19 Coastal Carolina (ESPN2) 6:30 p.m.
Series: CCU 2-0
Last Meeting: CCU 38-23 in Lawrence on Sept. 12, 2020.

Saturday, September 11
Tulsa at RV/No. 23 Oklahoma State (FS1) 11:00 a.m.
Series: OSU 43-28-5
Last Meeting: OSU 16-7 in Stillwater on Sept. 19, 2020.

California at TCU (ESPNU) 2:30 p.m.
Series: TCU 1-0
Last Meeting: TCU 10-7 in the Cheez-it Bowl on Dec. 26, 2018.

No. 10/12 Iowa at No. 9/10 Iowa State (ABC)[ESPN College GameDay] 3:30 p.m.
Series: IU 45-22
Last Meeting: IU 18-17 in Ames on Sept. 14, 2019.

Long Island at West Virginia (Big 12 Now on ESPN+) 4:00 p.m.
Series: First Meeting

Texas Southern at Baylor (Big 12 Now on ESPN+) 6:00 p.m.
Series: First Meeting
Southern Illinois at Kansas State (Big 12 Now on ESPN+) 6:00 p.m.
Series: First Meeting

Western Carolina at No. 4/4 Oklahoma (PPV) 6:00 p.m.
Series: First Meeting

No. 15/15 Texas at Arkansas (ESPN) 6:00 p.m.
Series: UT 56-22
Last Meeting: UA 31-7 in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 29, 2014.

Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech (Big 12 Now on ESPN+) 6:00 p.m.
Series: TTU 3-0
Last Meeting: TTU 69-17 in Lubbock on Sept. 3, 2016.

All Times are listed as Central. Rankings are listed as AP/USA Today Coaches

Conference News & Notes

The Big 12 opened the season with a 9-1 non-conference record, including a top 25 win. The Big 12’s .900 win percentage tops the FBS leagues. This week’s slate features a top 10 matchup as No. 10/12 Iowa travels to No. 9/10 Iowa State.

In addition to ISU, the Big 12 has No. 4/4 Oklahoma and No. 15/15 Texas rated in both the AP and coaches polls. Oklahoma State is ranked No. 23 in the coaches ledger and received votes in the AP. K-State, TCU and Texas Tech also accumulated points.

ESPN’s College GameDay returns to Ames for the second time in three seasons when it appears Saturday at the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series showdown. ISU is one of five on-campus sites that have hosted the program twice since 2019.

Four Big 12 players recorded the nation’s top single game performances last week. Winston Wright Jr. (West Virginia) racked up a program record 217 kickoff return yards at Maryland while Erik Ezukanma (Texas Tech) compiled 179 receiving yards against Houston. Malcolm Rodriguez (Oklahoma State) made 17 total tackles vs. Missouri State. Gabe Brkic (Oklahoma) tied an FBS record by converting three field goals of over 50 yards in a game, including a nation’s long of 56 yards.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation selected Texas running back Bijan Robinson as the season’s first National Offensive Player of the Week. He rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown and added 73 receiving yards and another touchdown as No. 21 UT beat No. 23 Louisiana, 38-18. Robinson is the 11th UT player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004.

Big 12 Players of the Week were awarded to Texas’ Bijan Robinson (offense), Texas Tech’s Riko Jeffers (defense), Oklahoma’s Gabe Brkic (special teams) and TTU’s Reggie Pearson Jr. (newcomer).

Baylor’s Trestan Ebner (120) and Abram Smith (118) each rushed for 100-plus yards at Texas State, marking the first time BU had multiple 100-yard rushers since the 2018 season opener vs. Abilene Christian (John Lovett & Jamycal Hasty).

Iowa State’s Breece Hall has a rushing touchdown in 13-straight games, a school-record and the second-best streak in Big 12 history. Redshirt junior quarterback Jason Bean rushed for 163 yards during his first career game as a Jayhawk in KU’s win over South Dakota. The seven points scored by Stanford is the fewest allowed by K-State in an autonomy league non-conference contest since a 2001 game against USC.

Oklahoma registered three fumble recoveries against Tulane, all in the first half. That’s the same number of recoveries the Sooners had all of last season and one fewer than they had in 2019.

Oklahoma State has won 74 consecutive games when holding its opponent to fewer than 20 points, dating back to Sept. 13, 2003. It’s the longest active stretch of time in the FBS, and the longest since at least 1980.

Playing just the first half, Max Duggan’s 207 passing yards vs. Duquesne put him over the 4,000-yard career mark. He’s now at 4,079 which ranks ninth in TCU history.

Texas held Louisiana to 76 rushing yards, the 20th time the Longhorns have held an opponent under 100 yards rushing since the start of the 2017 season.

Texas Tech’s four-interception game vs. Houston is its most in a single game since racking up five versus SMU in 2008. The Red Raiders recorded five INTs total in 2020.

Winston Wright Jr.’s 98-yard kickoff return in the first quarter is longest non-scoring kickoff return in West Virginia history and is tied for the 11th-longest return in program history.

The 2021 Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship is scheduled for Saturday, December 4 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Over the summer, the Big 12 and Dallas Cowboys announced a two-year extension that will keep the Championship game at AT&T Stadium through the 2023 season. Tickets to this year’s contest are on sale through SeatGeek.com.

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