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9-2, 2nd in Big 12
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1dSeth Walder and Brian Burke

Big 12 defense isn't as bad as you think

The Big 12's marquee games this fall have finished with scores like 62-52, 50-39 and 49-42, with critics of the league's defensive aptitude coming out in force as a result. A deeper look inside the numbers suggests the criticism is overblown.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

At No. 12, TCU still has a long ways to go to sneak into the CFP. The Horned Frogs are still behind five other two-loss teams, including USC, Penn State, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Auburn.

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Miami moves up to No. 2 in latest CFP rankings

Despite rolling to a victory, Clemson fell to No. 3 in this week's CFP rankings, switching spots with No. 2 Miami. Oklahoma remains at No. 4, while top-ranked Alabama readies for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Lincoln Riley asked about the video circulating of Baker Mayfield pegging a TCU player in the head before warmups of the OU-TCU game: "They ran right through the middle of our warmups. When you do that, things like that are going to happen."

ESPN Stats & Info

Gators edge out Wildcats for Week 12's most efficient D

Florida's defensive efficiency vs. UAB was one-tenth of a point better than Northwestern's against Minnesota, giving the Gators the top spot. Georgia Southern and TCU round out the list.

ESPN Stats & Info

Wildcats pace top game scores of Week 12

Kansas State posted the best game score of the week after defeating Oklahoma State 45-40. Purdue's upset of Iowa puts the Boilermakers at No. 2 on the list, followed by Texas and TCU.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Not much of a surprise given the lack of major upsets yesterday, but there were no changes in the top nine spots in current Strength of Record. The one change on this list is that Oklahoma State fell off following its loss to Kansas State and was replaced by TCU in the No. 10 spot.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Only two FBS defenses have now allowed fewer than 10 points in six different games this season, per ESPN Stats & Info. Alabama... and TCU.

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TCU takes down Texas Tech without Hill (0:54)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Incredible performance by TCU's defense in Lubbock, as the Horned Frogs won big despite playing without several starters, including QB Kenny Hill. The Frogs held Texas Tech to 4.3 yards per pass and forced two turnovers.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

The Big 12 title game picture is clearing up. Oklahoma can clinch a spot with a win today at Kansas. TCU can clinch with a win next weekend over Baylor. Oklahoma State will need to win out, then root for a Baylor upset of TCU.

Team Stats

Passing Yards230.167th
Rushing Yards190.541st
Points For33.536th
Points Against15.17th