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Big 12 football: Texas coach Mack Brown heaps praise on Bill Snyder, K-State

by Michael Baldwin Published: October 29, 2012
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Holgorsen said one concern is several players have relatives from the New Jersey, Baltimore/Washington, D.C. areas.

“We're monitoring those kids' families to make sure everything is fine,” Holgorsen said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with that part of the country, no doubt.”

JAYHAWKS STREAK REACHES 16

Kansas led Texas most of the game but the Longhorns scored with 12 seconds left to extend the Jayhawks' conference losing streak to 16 consecutive Big 12 losses.

“This is the most disappointed we've been all year,” said KU coach Charlie Weiss. “There are definitely things you can look at and say, ‘You're getting better here, here and here.' But at the end of the day it's still about winning.

“Regardless of whether you play tough, or play close, are there silver linings? Yes there are. Are there things we can grow from? Yes. But it still comes down to you've lost 100 in a row in the Big 12. You need to beat somebody to move that train in another direction.”

YOUNG TCU SHOOTING FOR BOWL BID

TCU coach Gary Patterson knew the Horned Frogs' inaugural season in the Big 12 would be a challenge due to a young roster. He hopes the Horned Frogs can qualify for a bowl to have additional practices that would enhance a rare rebuilding year.

“We knew the margin of error would be a lot smaller week to week,” Patterson said. “The biggest thing we've learned is you'd like to play with older players your first year in the Big 12. We've got to get better at what we do... I've learned with the football gods everything happens for a reason.”

BAYLOR HAS 16 TURNOVERS IN BIG 12 PLAY

Coming off a memorable season in which Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy, Baylor probably won't get to six wins needed to qualify for a bowl.

The Bears, 0-4 in conference play, have been plagued by 16 turnovers in league play.

“If I knew the answer we'd certainly stop it,” said Baylor coach Art Briles. “Sometimes you get caught in a situation, trying to extend a play and get a little risky with the football. It's all situational and awareness. It's something we've got to be very cognizant of.”

by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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