Here’s a look at the trends for some players, coaches and teams that are sizzling and fizzling across the Big 12 this week.
Hot: Kansas State: The Wildcats are 11-3-1 in games in which they could qualify to become bowl-eligible under Bill Snyder since 1993.
Not: Dan Hawkins: The Colorado coach’s record is 2-19 in games played at opponent's stadiums since starting his tenure with the Buffaloes in 2006.
Hot: The first-string Texas defensive unit, which allowed 41 yards on 37 snaps before substitutions started last week against Baylor.
Not: Texas A&M’s defense, which has allowed 60 points in more than one game for the first time in the 115-season history of the program.
Hot: Iowa State’s defense, which limited Colorado to three points on four possessions inside the ISU 10-yard line last week.
Not: Oklahoma’s offense in road games: The Sooners are averaging 16.8 points away from Owen Field. At home, Oklahoma is averaging 49.8 points per game.
Hot: Baylor LB Joe Pawelek, who needs eight tackles Saturday against Texas A&M to move into the NCAA’s top 20 for career tackles.
Not: Kansas: The Jayhawks’ current five-game losing streak is the longest since a seven-game losing streak in Mark Mangino’s first season in 2002.
Hot: Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson, who needs 69 yards to tie Reggie McNeal's single-season school record for passing yards set in 2004.
Not: Texas A&M’s sputtering offense, which has converted only six of its last 27 third-down plays over its last six quarters in losses to Colorado and Oklahoma.
Sizzling: Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, who can become the career leader for victories as a starting quarterback. He currently shares it with Georgia’s David Greene at 42. McCoy already has become the only quarterback in NCAA history to win 10 games in all four seasons.
Frigid: Baylor, which is 0-10-1 in games at Texas A&M's Kyle Field in College Station since its last victory there in 1984.