Gabbert's long passes lead Big 12 quarterbacks

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Here's an interesting nugget that the folks at ESPN's Stats & Information sent along to illustrate the fast start of Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who leads the conference and ranks ninth nationally in passing efficiency.

This is how Big 12 quarterbacks rank in terms of 20-yard passes so far this season.

Greg Alexander of Hawaii leads the nation in 20-yard passes with 21, while Georgia's Joe Cox, Houston's Case Keenum and Tulsa's G.J. Kinne are tied for second with 19 20-yard passes.

Gabbert hasn't hesitated to really take advantage David Yost's vertical passing game. And the results have helped sparked Missouri to its surprising 4-0 start.