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  1. Texas QB Swoopes defying all expectations

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The doubts about Tyrone Swoopes ever since his high school days at tiny Whitewright (Texas) High School weren't unreasonable. Swoopes was raw. Special tools. High ceiling. Reaching it would require extensive work and time. Wha...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. Big 12 morning links

    Max Olson

    Let him who has not made a late-night Whataburger stop after a rough day cast the first stone, right? On to the links... Gary Patterson didn't think his offense would evolve this quickly. How could he? TCU's head coach has concerns about where th...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  3. Charlie Strong: Texas D didn't play to standard

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Charlie Strong went back to his coaching playbook after Texas' 48-45 win over Iowa State and dug up a familiar tactic. He wanted to make sure his defenders hadn't deceived him. When his defense met Sunday, they went to the tape. S...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  4. Big 12 recruiting scorecard

    Max Olson

    Here's the latest around the Big 12 on the recruiting trail after another big weekend of official and unofficial visits: BAYLOR Total commits: 12 ESPN 300 commits: 3 The latest: There aren't many spots left in Baylor's class, but one of them is...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  5. Big 12 FPI rankings: Week 8

    Max Olson

    ESPN's Football Power Index is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward for the rest of the season. Every week, ESPN will be updating its FPI to compile a ranking based on 10,000 simulations of th...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  6. Big 12 helmet stickers: Week 8

    Max Olson

    Lots of love to go around after a wild day in the Big 12. The top performers in the conference on Saturday: WR Josh Doctson, TCU: The game-changer in TCU's 42-9 beatdown of Oklahoma State. His 77- and 84-yard touchdown catches broke the game open,...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  7. TCU ready for roller-coaster ride after rout

    Max Olson

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Trevone Boykin says he shut his phone off. He says he had no clue. Somehow, he missed the memo. So the unexpected reward arrived once he hit TCU's locker room on Saturday night, after a 42-9 beatdown of No. 15 Oklahoma State. ...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  8. Instant Analysis: No. 12 TCU 42, No. 15 Oklahoma State 9

    Max Olson

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- There was chaos all over the Big 12 on Saturday, but none of it was found in Fort Worth, Texas. The No. 12 Horned Frogs cruised to a 42-9 victory over No. 15 Oklahoma State. Here's what happened: How the game was won: Of...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  9. Stats that matter: Iowa State vs. Texas

    Max Olson

    Ready for some numbers? It's time for our weekly stat digs, in which we team with ESPN Stats & Information to find the numbers that matter most for the Longhorns and their next opponent. Here are the stats to remember going into Texas' meeting with I...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  10. Big 12 players in Week 8 spotlight

    Max Olson

    Our weekly quest to predict which players are due for a breakout game went better than ever last week, with KD Cannon, DeAndre Washington, Michael Cummings, B.J. Catalon and Steve Edmond all enjoying big performances. Who's going to step up in Week 8...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  11. ISU, Texas moved on from controversial call

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Did Iowa State get robbed against Texas a year ago? Jordan Hicks couldn't help but crack a sly grin after hearing the question. "No," Texas' senior linebacker said. "No, we won that game." You won't hear Paul Rhoads delving int...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  12. Big 12 stat check: Week 8

    Max Olson

    A closer look at one statistic worth keeping an eye on for each Big 12 team entering Week 8: Baylor: When it comes to the big-play passing game, Bryce Petty is as good as it gets: His 11 touchdowns on passes thrown 20 yards or longer leads the nat...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  13. Despite losses, Texas D becoming dominant

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Charlie Strong and Vance Bedford knew they'd have to rebuild a defense before Texas would be ready to win and win big. Six games in, construction is unquestionably ahead of schedule. Signs of how dramatically this group's producti...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  14. Big 12 morning links

    Max Olson

    Because I know everyone loves a good fantasy football story: I was down 1.9 points late in the fourth quarter Monday night and won my week on the 49ers defense's pick-six to seal the deal. So it's going to be a pretty good day, I think. On to the lin...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  15. Stat crunch: The 119-point shootout

    Max Olson

    TCU versus Baylor provided us with so much: More than four hours of drama, stunning scores and an unforgettable comeback. It also gave us numbers. So many numbers. Here's a few of the many stats that stood out from the 61-58 affair: 2 percent: The...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  16. Big 12 FPI rankings: Week 7

    Max Olson

    ESPN's Football Power Index is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team's performance going forward for the rest of the season. Every week, ESPN will be updating its FPI to compile a ranking based on 10,000 simulati...

    Blog | October 13, 2014