There's a big day of games looming Saturday. Nebraska and Kansas State can take another step toward a pivotal North Division showdown next week in Lincoln. And Texas can come closer to a trip to the BCS title game by beating Baylor in Waco.
Here are some stories to get you ready for the upcoming games -- and more.
Kansas State quarterback Grant Gregory has an encyclopedic memory about college football stadiums, the Topeka Capital-Journal’s Austin Meek reports.
Mike Leach tells the Tulsa World’s Bill Haisten about his job satisfaction during a brief stint as Oklahoma’s offensive coordinator in 1999.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Dwain Price profiles Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright, the Bears’ top offensive playmaker.
Diminutive Colorado cornerback Cha’pelle Brown has made a big impact on the Buffaloes, the Boulder Daily Camera’s Ryan Thorburn reports.
Frank Giardina of the Charleston Daily Mail ranks former Big 12 quarterbacks Major Applewhite and Scott Frost among the nation's most underrated young assistant coaches.
Oklahoma State co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer has emerged among the favorites for the head-coaching position at Memphis, the Memphis Commerical-Appeal’s Phil Stukenborg reports.
Nebraska has seen a recruiting bounce after the Cornhuskers’ victory over Oklahoma last week, the Omaha World-Herald’s Mitch Sherman reports.
The Kansas City Star’s Mike DeArmond reports that Missouri linebackers are girding for the challenge of facing Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas.
Texas Tech’s improvement in the secondary is detailed by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams.