Did you know: Big 12 Bowl edition

Time for a collection of fun facts, courtesy of the Big 12 Conference heading into eight Big 12 bowl games this postseason.

  • The Big 12 has five Heisman winners since its inception in 1996, the most of any conference over that span.

  • Every Big 12 team has gone to a bowl since 2008.

  • Since that year, seven Big 12 teams have won bowl games.

  • The Big 12 and SEC are the only conferences with 10 or more teams in which every team's played in a bowl game over the last four seasons.

  • In 2012, the Big 12 will have three conference champions and seven teams ranked in the final regular season BCS rankings.

  • A Big 12 player has won the Lou Groza Award as the nation's top kicker in the past two consecutive seasons. (Randy Bullock, Texas A&M; Dan Bailey, Oklahoma State)

  • The Big 12 set an attendance record with an average of over 63,000 fans for each home game.

  • Every Big 12 team leads its series against its bowl opponent this year, if the teams had previously met.

  • Baylor leads its series against Washington, 3-1.

  • Oklahoma leads its series against Iowa, 1-0.

  • Kansas State leads its series against Arkansas, 3-1.

  • Missouri leads its series against North Carolina, 2-0.

  • Texas leads its series against Cal, 4-0.

  • Iowa State and Rutgers have never met. This year will be Iowa State's 11th bowl game in school history. It's gone to the postseason twice in three years under Paul Rhoads.

  • Northwestern and Texas A&M have never met.

  • Oklahoma State and Stanford have never met.

  • Baylor is 7-8 all-time in bowl games.

  • When holding teams under 24 points, Iowa State is 15-1.

  • Kansas State took home Newcomer of the Year (Arthur Brown), Coach of the Year (Bill Snyder) and Offensive Freshman of the Year (Tyler Lockett). The three awards are the most in school history.

  • Missouri has 2,835 yards rushing and 2,834 yards passing. The Tigers are one of only two teams in the country to average at least 235 yards per game both through the air and on the ground.

  • Oklahoma and Iowa have one common opponent: Iowa State. The Sooners won, 26-6, in Norman. Iowa lost in triple overtime in Ames, 44-41.

  • Texas has played in 49 bowl games, which ranks second in the FBS.