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Bevo's Roundup: Monday, Sept. 18

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All the Big 12-2 Conference news that is and isn't fit to read...
And some other stuff.


The Horns were extremely motivated. [CBS Sports]

"I think our guys were extremely motivated and came out and played well. Our defense set the tone early and our offense followed. We gave up several big plays, but overall we played well." — head coach Mack Brown

David Ash made a sports writer's Heisman Watch list. [CBS Sports]

"I was really excited about the number of explosive plays we had tonight," Texas coach Mack Brown said. "After Marquise's big play, our offense really played well and played with a lot of confidence the rest of the way."[CBS Sports]

Manny Diaz is wired up. [ESPN]

Texas is still planning on four games with Notre Dame. [Dallas Morning News]


Poke QB Wes Lunt was injured. [NewsOK] Backup QB J.W. Walsh took over and did just fine. [NewsOK]

Cowboys quarterback J.W. Walsh filled in just fine for an injured Wes Lunt on Saturday. He did so well it wasn't hard to imagine he could do the same thing against Texas in two weeks.

Oklahoma's offensive line is one injury away from disaster. [NewsOK]

Bob Stoops seems to have great rapport with his players. [Tulsa World]

Oklahoma walk-on Jesse Paulsen was back home in Albuquerque earlier this summer, training for his senior season, when one day Bob Stoops stunned him with a phone call."I expected him to yell at me for something I did," Paulsen said, "or something like that."

Meet Daron Roberts, Mountaineer cornerbacks coach. [SI]

WVU's Geno Smith is now the school's all-time passing leader. [Sporting News]

TCU beat Kansas, 20-6. [Ft. Worth Star-Telegram]

Tech beat New Mexico, 49-14. [CBS Sports]

Iowa State beat Western Illinois, 37-3. [Indy Star]

Baylor beat Sam Houston State, 48-23. [KCEN TV]

Wat did we learn this week? [ESPN Big 12 Blog]


A doctor's training helped Tulane's Devon Walker when he was injured. [CBS Sports]

It is Nick Saban's world. [CBS Sports]

Alabama is not only great again, it is dominant, about to leave the game behind, peer down on the huddled masses. That's how the season has been defined, two weeks in. After coming from behind to win titles in '09 and '11 -- Bama spent a total of one week at the top of the AP poll during those two regular seasons -- the Tide shot to No. 1 after that season-opening evisceration of Michigan.

You have been warned, while Saban himself warns his team on a regular basis. "You don't get re-dos," he said.

Actually, you do, Nick. It's the only reason you won it all last year. The voters and computers deemed Alabama worthy of that LSU rematch. How good is life in T-town? Even when Bama loses, all is not lost.

The name Bill Rasmussen will go down in infamy. [Forbes]

Bo Pelini is out of the hospital and doing fine. [Sporting News]


The Aggies have a pretty talented QB. [CBS Sports]

Quarterback Johnny Manziel accounted for 418 total yards and six touchdowns in three quarters, and Texas A&M overcame a sluggish start to beat SMU 48-3 Saturday.

Manziel threw for four touchdowns and a school-freshman-record 294 yards. He also had 13 carries for 124 yards and a pair of a scoring runs.

A&M is still the No. 3 team in the state. Woop. [San Antonio Express-News]

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