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Big 12 links: McCoy still in the Heisman race despite slow start

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Here are some Big 12 links from across the conference for your lunchtime dining pleasure.

Enjoy them.

  • The Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls writes that Colt McCoy remains solidly in the Heisman race, despite his early struggles.

  • Baylor was mashed at the point of attack in Connecticut’s ground-based victory, the Waco Tribune Herald’s John Werner reports.

  • The Boulder Daily Camera’s Kyle Ringo writes about the emergence of new stars across the Big 12.

  • The Des Moines Register’s Gary Peterson wonders whatever happened to Beau Williams as Alexander Robinson guns to become the first Iowa State player to rush for three-straight 100-yard games.

  • The Bryan Eagle’s Robert Cessna analyzes Texas A&M’s receiving situation without Jeff Fuller for the next four to six weeks. And the Topeka Capital-Journal’s Kevin Haskin analyzes the Aggies’ youth -- particularly at wide receiver.

  • Despite averaging 537 yards of total offense and leading the Big 12 in touchdowns, the Lawrence Journal-World’s Tom Keegan writes that Kansas’ offense needs to show improvement against Southern Mississippi on Saturday.

  • Linebacker Mike Balogun’s appeal to play for Oklahoma appears to be over, the Tulsa World’s John Hoover reports.

  • After more than 50,000 have been attracted to Boone Pickens Stadium for each of Oklahoma State’s first three home games, the Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel writes that Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder's controversial season-ticket policy appears to be working.

  • The Omaha World-Herald's Tom Shatel wonders if Nebraska could have used Quentin Castille around the goal line in Saturday’s tough loss to Virginia Tech.

  • Wide receiver Danario Alexander’s importance to Missouri offense is analyzed by the Omaha World-Herald’s Lee Barfknecht.