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AUSTIN — Casey Thompson is driving the Texas offense into the Big 12 and Longhorns are looking like a steamroller — a very fast steamroller.

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FORT WORTH — Tanner Mordecai added to his nation-leading total in touchdown passes with four more and SMU overcame his three interceptions in a 42-34 victory over TCU on Saturday in the 100th meeting of the Dallas-Fort Worth rivals.

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The Big 12 is no longer considered a prolific passing league, replaced for now by a wave of ground attacks that are producing plenty of individual stars.

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Kansas State coach Chris Klieman says he was never worried the Big 12 would disband or become irrelevant, even with the lingering questions about the conference’s future when Oklahoma and Texas head to the Southeastern Conference.

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The Big 12 survived college football’s last significant conference realignment a decade ago because the league still had Texas and Oklahoma.

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AUSTIN — New Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday that his starting quarterback for this weekend’s season opener against No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette will be Hudson Card, who has one career pass completion.

ARLINGTON — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Wednesday the league is doing everything it can to encourage vaccinations for all of its athletes, though the conference won’t mandate shots for the coronavirus.

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The Texas Longhorns found a way to cool down TCU and make sure the Big 12 Conference race goes down to the final weekend.

The Longhorns (38-12, 15-6 Big 12) closed out the series win with a 9-3 victory Sunday in a showdown of top-10 teams in Fort Worth. They’re still a game behind the Horned Frogs (34-12, 16-5), who have been one of the nation’s hottest teams.