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College Sports: Big 12 evaluation: What could derail a Texas-Oklahoma rematch? Plus the biggest surprises, games to circle and more

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Baylor Bears wide receiver Jalen Hurd (5) is tackled by Texas Longhorns defenders during the third quarter of a college football game between Baylor and the University of Texas on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News)

OK, the Big 12 can still produce eye-catching scores. But two weeks ago, it also produced finals like Texas Tech’s 17-14 win over TCU. While the Big 12 has three teams among the top 12 in FBS total offense, a few years ago, it might have been double that. Defenses are catching up, especially with what Iowa State and Texas have done the last couple of years. “It’s a cyclical game, and I think you’re seeing defenses make adjustments, slowing the game down,” Kingsbury said on a recent Big 12 teleconference

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