Offense has been the story of the Big 12 in each of the past two seasons—only for a different reason each time.
In 2012, the offenses couldn't be stopped. Going by yards per game, the Big 12 had the Nos. 2, 4, 10, 12 and 13 attacks in America. That's 38 percent of the nation's top 13 offenses or, as some might call it, a downright monopoly.
In 2013, Baylor remained dominant and finished with the most yards per game in the country, but the rest of the league began to fade behind it. The next four Big 12 teams in yards per game—the group that all finished in the top 13 one season prior—finished Nos. 8, 37, 52 and 63, respectively.
That is a jarring drop-off from one season to the next. In 2012, the story of the Big 12 was the gluttony of offense; in 2013, the story was one of decline behind the top two schools.
Is the conference in store for a bounce-back year in 2014? And, if so, which teams will be dangerous enough to foster such improvement?
Let's take a look.