We're back again this season with a collection of tidbits about this week's games, courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info, as well as various sports information departments across the Big 12.
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Only three Big 12 teams won their final game in 2011: Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma is the nation's preseason No. 1 for the 10th time, the most of all schools. It's the first time the Sooners have opened the season atop the polls since 2003.
The last junior college transfer to start for Iowa State at quarterback? Seneca Wallace. Steele Jantz will do so for the Cyclones on Saturday against Northern Iowa.
Oklahoma's 36-game home winning streak began with a win over none other than Tulsa, back in 2005. The Sooners meet the in-state Golden Hurricane again this week.
Baylor is just 4-6 in its last 10 season openers.
The Sooners have shutout Tulsa three times in five games since Tulsa's last win in the series in 1996.
SMU hasn't beaten Texas A&M since 1984. The Aggies are 9-0-1 since.
Iowa State is 11-1 under head coach Paul Rhoads when holding teams under 24 points. It is 1-12 when allowing more than 24 points.
Missouri is 21-0 in nonconference games since a loss to New Mexico in 2005. (Did you know EXTRA: I saw that loss in person. It was...quite bad, and the first time I ever saw Missouri play at Faurot Field.)
Texas Tech's streak of 18 consecutive seasons of bowl eligibility is the longest in the Big 12, and fourth-longest nationally, behind Florida State, Florida and Ohio State.
Kansas State hasn't dropped a season opener under Bill Snyder since 1989.
Texas has beaten Rice in Austin 21 consecutive times since 1965.
Since 1990, Kansas State is 16-1 when it scores on defense or special teams.
Texas A&M's roster features five sets of brothers and three players whose fathers played in the NFL or NBA.
Oklahoma State has cracked the AP top 10 in each of the last four seasons for the first time in school history.
Missouri is meeting Miami (Ohio) for just the second time ever. It won last year's game, 51-13.
Oklahoma State's 29-10 record over the last three seasons is the highest three-year win total in school history.
Baylor leads the all-time series with TCU, 50-49-7.
Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill still serves as the Aggies' holder for place kicks.
Texas is 8-4 in bowl games under Mack Brown before last season, when the Longhorns didn't qualify for the postseason.
Last year, Texas A&M was undefeated in November for the first time since 1997.
Kansas State converted 46.6 percent of its third downs last season, the best mark in the Big 12.
Kansas is 22-2 in home nonconference games since 2003.
Texas coach Mack Brown's 219 wins rank 13th all-time and is third-most among active coaches.
Oklahoma broke 19 school records in 2010.
Tulsa's first three games are against Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Boise State.
Oklahoma State's new uniforms have 48 different possible combinations.
Before last year's win over No. 22 Texas in Austin, Iowa State had lost 36 consecutive road games to ranked opponents.
Baylor is TCU's most-played rivalry, and TCU is Baylor's second-most played rivalry. This is their fourth meeting since the Southwest Conference disbanded. Baylor's most-played rivalry? Texas A&M. Sigh.
Missouri's 40 wins the past four seasons are seventh-most nationally.
Kansas is 3-3 all-time against the Southland Conference.
Oklahoma's 74 consecutive sellouts is the second-longest streak in school history.
Baylor is 2-10 all-time on the ESPN family of networks. It's only win on ESPN, where tonight's game will be broadcast? Houston in 1986.
Baylor's offense in 2010 was one of just three nationally (Boise State, Tulsa) to rank in the top 25 in pass offense and rush offense.
Baylor receiver Kendall Wright has a reception in all 37 of his career games, the fourth-longest streak in the nation.