Meier now catching ballsKansas wide receiver Kerry Meier leads the nation with 29 receptions. KU coach Mark Mangino said it's remarkable considering Meier, a former quarterback, still plays both positions. "What's amazing is he still spends more than 50 percent of his time as a backup quarterback at practice,” Mangino said. "He doesn't attend wide receiver meetings. The only time he's with the wide receivers is when the quarterbacks and wide receivers meet together. That's once or twice a week.” •Downpour: Lubbock was deluged with heavy rain days leading up to Saturday's home game against SMU. "It rained for three solid days,” said Texas Tech coach Mike Leach. "(One day at practice) it started pouring. We're talking Noah's ark pouring rain... It wasn't a fun experience. There was standing rain. The pump on our drain got shorted out. "By midnight we had two feet of water. The maintenance department got out this pump the size of a lawn mower. That didn't pull any water off. Once the fire department started pulling the water off it came off really fast. It was amazing. The field was like new. We ought to be on a commercial for field turf.” •Couch potato: Hurricane Ike forced Texas in midweek to reschedule its home game with Arkansas to Sept. 27. "I started watching college football Friday night when I saw Kansas tee it up,” said UT coach Mack Brown. "I don't think I moved off the couch until Saturday night at the end of the Fresno-Wisconsin game. I had about all the football you could get in one weekend.” •QB league: The Big 12 has six quarterbacks listed among the top 15 nationally, eight in the top 25, in passing efficiency: 2-Sam Bradford, OU; 3-Josh Freeman, K-State; 4-Chase Daniel, Missouri; 8-Colt McCoy, Texas; 11-Zac Robinson, OSU; 13-Robert Griffin, Baylor; 23-Joe Ganz, Nebraska; 24-Todd Ressing, Kansas.