Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor. Jeffcoat got 11 of 20 votes for top defensive player.
Bryce Petty and the No. 9 Bears won their first title in the league with a 30-10 victory over No. 23 Texas on Saturday.
Oklahoma State’s loss to West Virginia just appears more inexplicable in retrospect. And it was bad enough at the time that the Cowboys’ Big 12 title hopes appeared over.
When Baylor and Texas kick off their regular season finale, the last game ever at Floyd Casey Stadium, they could be playing a de facto Big 12 championship game.
It is the final game after 64 seasons at Floyd Casey Stadium, where the Bears are 5-0 against Top 25 teams the past three seasons and have won nine straight games since October 2012.
The Bears move next season to a $260 million stadium being built on the Waco campus, along the Brazos River and busy Interstate 35.
Both remaining regular-season games in the conference’s round-robin schedule have championship implications.
Case McCoy passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and Texas kept its Big 12 title hopes alive Thursday night with a 41-16 win over Texas Tech.
While the 49-17 loss did put a damper on what had been an unblemished record, the Bears (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) can still have their best season ever.
With the competition wide open for the Heisman Trophy, Boston College running back Andre Williams has become a bit of a rising contender.
Pachall plays his final game for the Frogs (4-7) on Saturday against ninth-ranked Baylor to finish their first losing season since 2004. The quarterback is among 16 TCU seniors to be recognized before the game.
In February 2010, the Texas Longhorns signed a group of recruits ranked among the best classes in the nation. They were supposed to be the next group chasing Big 12 and national championships at a powerhouse program.