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Notes: Klein matched Big 12 overall record and FBS mark for quarterbacks with 27 rushing TDs last season. … Kansas State won 11 games six times during a seven-year span in coach Bill Snyder’s first tenure. They won 10 games last year, in Snyder’s third season back from his three-year retirement. Wildcats swept the Big 12’s four Texas teams last year (including departed Texas A&M in four overtimes), but lost to both Oklahoma schools.

TCU _ Key players: QB Casey Pachall, OL Blaize Foltz, DE Stansly Maponga, WR Josh Boyce, LB Kenny Cain, CB Jason Verrett. Returning starters, 6 offense, 5 defense.

Notes: Horned Frogs haven’t lost a conference game since November 2008, winning the last three Mountain West titles outright. … Only FBS team to win at least 11 games in six of last seven seasons. … Coach Gary Patterson has 109 wins, tied with Dutch Meyer for most in school history. … Averaged 440 yards, 41 points game last season. Return starting QB, two of three top rushers and three of four top receivers.

TEXAS _ Key Players: RB Malcolm Brown, DE Jackson Jeffcoat, DL Alex Okafor, DB Kenny Vaccaro, CB Carrington Byndom, LB Jordan Hicks. Returning starters: 9 offense, 7 defense.

Notes: Since 13-1 record in 2009 season that ended with loss in BCS national championship game, Longhorns have won a combined 13 games the past two years. Before the recent slide, Texas had nine consecutive seasons with at least 10 wins and had never won fewer than nine games under coach Mack Brown. … Texas again goes into the season unsettled on a starting quarterback. Junior Case McCoy and sophomore David Ash both started games last season. … The logo on the front cover of the media guide is RISE (Relentless/Intensity/Swagger/Emotion), representing the team’s theme and created by players.

OKLAHOMA STATE _ Key players: OL Lane Taylor, RB Joseph Randle, DB Brodrick Brown, DE Cooper Bassett. Returning starters: 8 offense, 8 defense.

Notes: After winning first Big 12 title, Cowboys have eight offensive starters back. But missing are two first-round picks, quarterback Brandon Weeden (4,727 yards passing and 37 TDs) and receiver Justin Blackmon (122 catches, 1,522 yards, 18 TDs). … Oklahoma State has won 41 games the past four years. … Coach Mike Gundy tabbed true freshman Wes Lunt, who was in school for spring drills, as the starting quarterback. … Junior RBs Jeremy Smith and Joseph Randle combined to rush for 1,862 yards and 33 TDs last season.

BAYLOR _ Key Players: QB Nick Florence, OL Ivory Wade, NB Ahmad Dixon, WR Terrence Williams. Returning starters: 6 offense, 8 defense.

Notes: Baylor enters the season with a six-game winning streak, third-longest among FBS teams (North Illinois 9, TCU 8). … After winning 10 games to match a school record, the Bears lost some big playmakers: Heisman Trophy quarterback Robert Griffin III, receiver Kendall Wright and running back Terrance Ganaway. … Williams last season had 59 catches for 957 yards and 11 TDs, including the game-winner with 8 seconds left against Oklahoma.

IOWA STATE _ Key Players: LB Jake Knott, LB A.J. Klein, RB James White. Returning starters: 7 offense, 5 defense

Notes: Next win for Cyclones will be No. 500 in program history. There are also 595 losses and 46 ties. … Iowa State upset Oklahoma State in two OTs last November, likely costing the Cowboys a BCS championship game berth. The Cyclones then lost their last three games, including their bowl game at Yankee Stadium. … Klein and Knott combined for 231 tackles last season.

TEXAS TECH _ Key Players: QB Seth Doege, WR Eric Ward, S Terrance Bullitt. Returning starters: 8 offense, 6 defense.

Notes: After unexpected 41-38 win at Oklahoma to end the Sooners’ 39-game home winning streak, Red Raiders lost their last five games to finish 5-7. That ended a streak of 16 consecutive winning seasons. …. Texas Tech has third defensive coordinator, and third different scheme, in three seasons. The new coordinator is Art Kaufman, who has been on coach Tommy Tuberville’s staffs in the past. … Doege, who threw for 4,004 yards and 28 TDs last season, gets back his top three receivers, who accounted for 1,987 yards and 23 TDs.

KANSAS _ Key Players: QB Dayne Crist, LT Tanner Hawkinson, DE Toben Opurum. Returning starters: 7 offense, 6 defense.

Notes: Jayhawks have won only two Big 12 games the last three seasons. … Charlie Weis takes over as head coach and brought NFL veteran coach Dave Campo along as his defensive coordinator. … Crist graduated from Notre Dame and then transferred to Kansas to join Weis, who originally recruited him to South Bend. Crist will have only one season as a starter.