College football: Big 12 at a glance

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Yahoo Sports expert Pat Forde breaks down everything you need to know about the Big 12 for this season.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Bryce Petty #14 of the Baylor Bears walks off the field after losing to the UCF Knights 52-42 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
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GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Bryce Petty #14 of the Baylor Bears walks off the field after losing to the UCF Knights 52-42 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
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Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder arrives to speak to reporters at the Big 12 Conference NCAA college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)
Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder arrives to speak to reporters at the Big 12 Conference NCAA college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)
Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder arrives to speak to reporters at the Big 12 Conference NCAA college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)
Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops speaks the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the New Orleans Marriott Conventions Center in New Orleans. Oklahoma plays Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.(AP Photo/AL.com Vasha Hunt)
Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops speaks the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the New Orleans Marriott Conventions Center in New Orleans. Oklahoma plays Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014
Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops speaks the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the New Orleans Marriott Conventions Center in New Orleans. Oklahoma plays Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.(AP Photo/AL.com Vasha Hunt)
<b>Biggest Non-League Game: UCLA at Texas, Sept. 13.</b> If Charlie Strong wants to make an early statement as coach of the Longhorns, beating what figures to be a Top Ten Bruins team would certainly do so. (Honorable mention to Auburn at Kansas State, Sept. 18.)<br> (Photo credit: Getty)
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Biggest Non-League Game: UCLA at Texas, Sept. 13. If Charlie Strong wants to make an early statement as coach of the Longhorns, beating what figures to be a Top Ten Bruins team would certainly do so. (Honorable mention to Auburn at Kansas State, Sept. 18.)
(Photo credit: Getty)
Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Cortez Johnson (22) breaks up a pass intended for Texas Longhorns wide receiver Mike Davis (1). The Texas Longhorns defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 36-20, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, October 12, 2013. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Cortez Johnson (22) breaks up a pass intended for Texas Longhorns wide receiver Mike Davis (1). The Texas Longhorns defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 36-20, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, October 12, 2013. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
West Virginia fans react to a touchdown during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson)
West Virginia fans react to a touchdown during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27
West Virginia fans react to a touchdown during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson)
<b>Biggest Non-League Game: UCLA at Texas, Sept. 13.</b> If Charlie Strong wants to make an early statement as coach of the Longhorns, beating what figures to be a Top Ten Bruins team would certainly do so. (Honorable mention to Auburn at Kansas State, Sept. 18.)<br> (Photo credit: Getty)
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Biggest Non-League Game: UCLA at Texas, Sept. 13. If Charlie Strong wants to make an early statement as coach of the Longhorns, beating what figures to be a Top Ten Bruins team would certainly do so. (Honorable mention to Auburn at Kansas State, Sept. 18.)
(Photo credit: Getty)
Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Cortez Johnson (22) breaks up a pass intended for Texas Longhorns wide receiver Mike Davis (1). The Texas Longhorns defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 36-20, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, October 12, 2013. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Cortez Johnson (22) breaks up a pass intended for Texas Longhorns wide receiver Mike Davis (1). The Texas Longhorns defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 36-20, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, October 12, 2013. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
West Virginia fans react to a touchdown during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson)
West Virginia fans react to a touchdown during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27
West Virginia fans react to a touchdown during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson)
<b>Biggest Non-League Game: UCLA at Texas, Sept. 13.</b> If Charlie Strong wants to make an early statement as coach of the Longhorns, beating what figures to be a Top Ten Bruins team would certainly do so. (Honorable mention to Auburn at Kansas State, Sept. 18.)<br> (Photo credit: Getty)
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Biggest Non-League Game: UCLA at Texas, Sept. 13. If Charlie Strong wants to make an early statement as coach of the Longhorns, beating what figures to be a Top Ten Bruins team would certainly do so. (Honorable mention to Auburn at Kansas State, Sept. 18.)
(Photo credit: Getty)
Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Cortez Johnson (22) breaks up a pass intended for Texas Longhorns wide receiver Mike Davis (1). The Texas Longhorns defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 36-20, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, October 12, 2013. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Cortez Johnson (22) breaks up a pass intended for Texas Longhorns wide receiver Mike Davis (1). The Texas Longhorns defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 36-20, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, October 12, 2013. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
West Virginia fans react to a touchdown during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson)
West Virginia fans react to a touchdown during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27
West Virginia fans react to a touchdown during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson)
Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Cortez Johnson (22) breaks up a pass intended for Texas Longhorns wide receiver Mike Davis (1). The Texas Longhorns defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 36-20, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, October 12, 2013. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
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Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Cortez Johnson (22) breaks up a pass intended for Texas Longhorns wide receiver Mike Davis (1). The Texas Longhorns defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 36-20, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, October 12, 2013. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
West Virginia fans react to a touchdown during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson)
West Virginia fans react to a touchdown during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27
West Virginia fans react to a touchdown during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Texas Tech won 37-27. (AP Photo/Christopher Jackson)

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