Big 12 by the numbers: Pre-bowls

Time for a few numbers that tell the story of the 2012 season in the Big 12:

4: Big 12 teams that finished above Texas in total defense this season.

4: Seasons in which Texas had led the Big 12 in total defense.

9: Big 12 teams that gave up fewer rushing yards than Texas.

8: Returning starters from the Longhorns' defense in 2011, which of course led the Big 12 in total defense.

0: Defenses in Texas history that gave up more yardage in a season than 2012.

10: Sacks allowed by Oklahoma State all season, three fewer than any team in the Big 12.

2: Serious leg injuries to Oklahoma State quarterbacks J.W. Walsh and Wes Lunt. Lunt also suffered a reported head injury against Kansas State.

0: Big 12 teams whose starting quarterbacks missed a full game because of injury.

21: Positive turnover margin for Kansas State.

6: The next-best turnover margin in the Big 12, by West Virginia.

-11: Turnover margin for Texas Tech in its final five games. The Red Raiders were 1-4 over the stretch and finished the season -12 in turnover margin, good for 110th nationally.

2: National rank of Baylor's offense with Heisman winner Robert Griffin III (587 yards/game).

1: National rank of Baylor's offense with bearded quarterback Nick Florence (578 yards/game).

6: Big 12 teams ranked 110th or lower nationally in punts per game.

5: Big 12 teams in the top 12 nationally in total offense.