This will be the 1st meeting between the schools.
Baylor returns 15 starters and 47 letterman from last season's Holiday Bowl champion team.
|2008||12/6||149||865||5.8||7||47/at Texas Tech (TD)|
|2007||12/1||18||152||12.7||1||24/Texas State (TD)|
|2008||12/6||7||141||11.8||2||47/Northwestern St. (TD)|
|Career||46/22||40||416||10.4||3||47/NSU, 2008 (TD)|
2010 honorable mention All-American
2010 All-Big 12 honoree
2010 Doak Walker Award watch list
2011 NFLPA Texas vs. the Nation all-star game
All-Big 12 tailback broke school single-season rushing record as senior with 1,218 yards in 2010... Four-year letterman and three-year starter... Earned 2010 second-team All-Big 12 honors from three media outlets and honorable mention from the Associated Press and league's coaches... Named honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated... Set school's single-game rushing mark (250 yards) and 2,660 career rushing yards ranks third all-time at Baylor... 22 career TDs ranks fourth in school history... Finished career with two school records [single-game yards and single-season yards] and in top 10 in eight other stat categories: [2nd-career yards-per-att. (5.56), 3rd career rushing yards (2,660), 3rd-100-yard games (8), 3rd-season TDs (12), 3rd-season yards-per-att. (6.25), 4th-career TDs (22), 5th-career attempts (478), 6th-season yards-per-game (93.69) and 7th-career yards-per-game (57.83)]... Participated in 2011 NFLPA Texas vs. the Nation all-star game... Vertical jump measured at 40.7 inches, broad jump at 11'0"... Has squatted 550 pounds... Earned undergraduate degree in May 2010 in general studies... Two-time member of Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2010 (Senior): Starting tailback in all 12 regular-season games, rushed for school-record 1,218 yards and 12 touchdowns... Named to All-Big 12 second team by Kansas City Star, Waco Tribune-Herald and San Antonio Express-News; received honorable mention from league's coaches and Associated Press... Earned honorable mention All-American honors from Sports Illustrated... Participated in 2011 NFLPA Texas vs. the Nation all-star game... Named second-team "All-Texas" by Dave Campbell's Texas Football publication... Became seventh Baylor player to top 1,000 yards rushing in single-season... Set school record with 250 yards on 26 carries in win over Kansas State... 916 yards and 6.5 average yards in Big 12 games both tied for second in conference... Ranked fourth in Big 12 and 28th nationally at 93.7 yards-per-game... Increased output from 59.8 in four non-conference games to 114.5 in eight Big 12 games... Tied for Big 12 lead with 10 TDs in conference play... Watch list member for Doak Walker Award... Ran for 143 yards and two TDs in win at Colorado in seventh game... Earned helmet sticker on ESPN College Football Final Oct. 23 after breaking school record with 250 yards in win vs. KSU, also had two TDs... 82-yard run vs. K-State, second-longest rush in Baylor history... Posted third straight 100-yard game in win at Texas in ninth week, totaled 116 yards on 15 carries, including 69-yard TD... Rushed for 169 yards and three TDs on 28 carries vs. No. 23 Texas A&M in 11th game... Had 82 yards rushing before leaving game with sprained ankle in season finale vs. No. 16 Oklahoma... Ran for 63 yards and one TD in Texas Bowl vs. Illinois... After wearing No. 32 entire career, switched to high school No. 23 for senior year (originally selected due to childhood hero Michael Jordan).
2009 (Junior): First-string tailback played nine games and started three times while battling injured ankle as junior in 2009 to earn third letter... Totaled team-high 370 yards on 79 carries (4.7 average) and ran for one touchdown on season... Also had 47 receiving yards on six receptions...Member of spring 2010 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Rushed for 212 yards in season's first two games (22 carries, 9.6 average) before injuring ankle, totaled just 158 yards on 57 carries (2.8 average) afterward... Suffered ankle injury in third quarter of season's second game vs. UConn, rushed for season-high 121 yards (including career-long 72-yard TD run on first carry on third play from scrimmage) and one score in eight carries before injury... 72-yard TD was 14th-longest rush in BU history... Rushed for 91 yards in season-opening win at Wake Forest... Sat out three of following four games and had only two carries (at No. 19 Oklahoma, for -1 yards) in that four-game span... Played final six games of season, including start vs. No. 14 Oklahoma State in seventh game - rushed 10 times for 31 yards... Limited in eighth game vs. Nebraska (8 rushes, 19 yards) and win in ninth game at Missouri (1 rush, -3 yards)... Had season-high 18 carries in season finale vs. Texas Tech, totaled 55 rushing yards and a 14-yard reception.
2008 (Sophomore): First-string running back and leading rusher, played all 12 games and earned six starts as sophomore... Ran for 865 yards and seven touchdowns, added 141 receiving yards and two TDs on seven receptions... Named second-team All-Texas running back by Dave Campbell's Texas Football... Selected to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2008... Ranked fifth in Big 12 and 60th nationally with 72.1 rushing yards per game... Ranked 17th in Big 12 in total offense with 72.1 yards per game... Seven rushing TDs second on team to Robert Griffin... Established career highs in all-purpose yards (138), rushing TDs (2), receiving yards (47) and TDs scored (3) in win over Northwestern State in second game... Had career-long 47-yard catch for TD vs. NSU... Rushed for then-career-high 119 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries in win over Washington State in third game (first 100-yard rushing performance of career)... Yards-per-carry average (11.9 ypc) vs. Wazzu would have been school single-game record if not for Robert Griffin's 19.7 yards-per-carry in same game... Ran for 88 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries at Nebraska in eighth game... Had 73 yards rushing and 53 receiving with one TD reception vs. No. 14 Missouri in ninth game... Ran for 116 yards and one score on season-high 23 carries in win over Texas A&M in 11th game... Notched third 100-yard rushing performance of year in season finale at No. 7 Texas Tech, rushing for 105 yards on 15 carries... Had then-career-long rush of 47 yards for touchdown at Tech.
2007 (Redshirt Freshman): Redshirt freshman running back was Baylor's No. 2 rusher (17.2 ypg) and averaged 3.8 yards per carry on 55 totes with two touchdowns... One of two Bears to score both rushing and receiving touchdown on year... Ranked No. 8 on squad in receptions, along with Justin Fenty, with 18 grabs for 152 yards and one touchdown... Recorded six multi-catch games and totaled five or more totes in six contests... In first career start at Buffalo, had season (and at time career) highs of 15 rushes for 80 yards and caught three passes for 21 yards... Rushed for 20 or more yards in three other contests... Registered two of Bears' five rushing TDs on season, scoring on ground at Texas A&M and vs. Colorado... Tallied career-high four receptions for then-career-best 45 yards and one TD, then-career-long 24-yard grab, vs. Texas State... Also had three receptions at Buffalo (for 21 yards) and vs. Colorado (17 yards)... Played 289 snaps in 12 appearances, including season-high 58 plays vs. Buffalo, to receive first Baylor letter.
2006 (True Freshman): Elected to take redshirt year as true freshman.
High School: Corsicana High School, Corsicana, Texas... Committed to Baylor prior to start of senior year... Rated nation's 49th-best running back by Rivals.com... No. 82 on Dallas Morning News Area Top 100 list... 3-star ranking from Rivals.com... Honorable mention all-state by Texas Sports Writers Association... In two seasons at Corsicana, rushed for 2,148 yards and 18 touchdowns, averaged 7.2 yards per carry... Carried 206 times for 1,404 yards and 12 touchdowns in senior season, helped Tigers to 8-3 record, district runner-up finish and second-round of Class 4A playoffs... Averaged 6.8 yards per tote in final prep season to garner unanimous first-team all-district honors... 11th-leading rusher among 2005 Class 4A DFW Metroplex preps... Registered seven 100-yard rushing performances as senior, one a career-high 220-yard effort on 19 carries against Willis... Rushed for 201 yards and one touchdown against Waco's University High... Recorded double-digit carries in every 2005 contest... Also threw touchdown pass and caught 14 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown... Led team in scoring with 78 points... Rushed for 744 yards and six touchdowns on just 94 carries as junior despite missing Tigers' first three games... Produced three, 100-yard efforts as junior and helped Tigers capture district title, advance to Class 4A Division II region semifinals and post 11-4 record... Coached by Dave Henigan at District 14-4A school.
Personal: Son of Willie Mae Curry, Jay Flemmie Finley was born May 15, 1988, in Corsicana, Texas... Nicknamed "Sho"... Earned undergraduate degree in May 2010 in general studies.