(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer The Big 12 regular season spans 15 Saturdays from August to December, and easily could go the distance before a champion is determined.
With five weeks left, fifth-ranked Baylor (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) is the league's only undefeated team and controls its fate for its first Big 12 title. The Bears get their toughest test of the year Thursday night when they host their first ranked opponent, No. 12 Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1), which beat rising star and No. 25 Texas Tech in its last game.
Baylor also has games left against Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Texas, and a trip to rival TCU. The Bears have won a school-record 11 games in a row since a loss to the Sooners last season.
''From a realistic standpoint, we just feel like this season is just getting started,'' Bears coach Art Briles said Monday. ''I know we've played seven games, but we're ready and willing and anxious to get into the grind time, get into where we're fightin...