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Baylor, UCF Postgame Notes




Jan. 2, 2014

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6/5/6 BAYLOR (11-2, 8-1 Big 12)  42, 15/15/15 UCF (12-1, 8-0 AAC) 52
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM • GLENDALE, ARIZ.
JAN. 1, 2014 • ATTENDANCE: 65,172

MISCELLANEOU­S NOTES
• Baylor set the all-time NCAA record for most points in a 13-game season with 681 points.
• Baylor's program-record 618.7 yards per game in 2013 ranks 2nd all-time in NCAA history.
• Baylor's 8,044 yards of total offense broke the Big 12 record of 7,670 set by Oklahoma in 2008.
• Baylor's program-record 52.3 points per game in 2013 ranks 4th all-time in NCAA history and broke the Big 12's record of 51.1 by Oklahoma in 2008.
• Baylor and UCF met for the first time in tonight's 43rd annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
• Baylor (42) and UCF (52) combined to score 94 points, most in Tostitos Fiesta Bowl history and second-most in BCS history behind only the combined 103 points scored in the 2012 Sugar Bowl (West Virginia 70, Clemson 33).
• Baylor (550) and UCF (556) combined for 1,106 yards of total offense, 2nd-best in Tostitos Fiesta Bowl history behind only the 1,129 total yards gained by Missouri (411) and Arizona State (718) in the 1972 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
• Baylor had its first-ever 11-win season, Big 12 championship and BCS bowl game.
• Baylor is 7-6 overall vs. AP Top 25 teams in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
• Current members of the Big 12 own a 7-9 record in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
• Baylor's 36 wins over last 3+ seasons (2010-13) are the most-ever for a four-year period in program history.
• Baylor is the most successful FBS team in Texas since 2010 with a win percentage of .692 (36-16).
• Baylor appeared in its 4th straight bowl game for first time in school history and snapped a program-record 2-bowl-game win streak. BU is 10-10 in 20 bowl appearances and 2-2 under Art Briles.
• Baylor played for the third time in Arizona (0-3) and for the second time in a bowl game (L, 24-0 to Indiana in 1991 Copper Bowl) in the Grand Canyon state.
• The 2013 Baylor offense amassed 8,044 yards of total offense (1st all-time), 4,668 passing yards (1st), 35 passing TDs (2nd), 3,376 rushing yards (1st) and 47 rushing TDs (1st).
• Baylor is 2-2 vs. ranked foes this year and 7-6 over the last 2+ seasons.
• Baylor is 1 of 4 schools ranked by the AP in football, men's basketball and women's basketball. The Bears (No. 6 FB, No. 12 MBB, No. 9 WBB) are joined by Oklahoma State, Duke and Louisville.
Ahmad Dixon, Eddie Lackey, Tevin Reese and Cyril Richardson served as captains vs. UCF.

TEAM NOTES
• Baylor has scored 30+ points in 30 of its last 33 games and has scored 40+ points in 10 of 13 games this season, including four 70+-point games.
• Baylor gained 500+ yards in 9 of 13 games this year, including 7 games over 600 yards.
• Baylor tallied 7+ wins for the 4th straight season for the first time in program history.
• Baylor's 82 rushing and passing TDs this season broke the program record of 76 set in 2011.
• Baylor's defense had 19 interceptions this season, while only allowing 22 passing TDs.
• Baylor has posted at least 400 yards offense in 39 of 40 games since 2011 -- that mark leads the nation.
• Baylor has completed 30 passes for 40 yards or longer this season, including 19 for TDs.
• Baylor had 29 TD passes of 30+ yards this season -- 8 more than any other team in the country.
Phil Bennett's defense has forced 2 or more turnovers in 15 of its last 20 games (Baylor's record is 16-4 in that span). BU is 24-3 when forcing 2+ turnovers during Bennett's 2+ seasons.
• Baylor's defense had 3 or more turnovers in 6 games this season and had won 19 straight games with 3+ takeaways.
• Baylor's 99 tackles for loss this season broke a program record set in 1978 (96 TFLs).
• Baylor set a total of 134 records in the 2013 season.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• QB Bryce Petty has thrown for at least 200 yards and 2 TDs in each of his 13 starts.
• Petty had at least 1 rushing TD in 10 of 13 games this season and had multiple rushing TDs in 3 games.
• Petty's career-high and program-record 3 rushing TDs by a QB vs. UCF are the most by any QB in the 2013-14 bowl season and set a Fiesta Bowl record.
• Petty is the only QB to rush for 3 TDs in a bowl game since 1996 -- the only QB to rush for more than 3 TDs in a bowl game was Vince Young of Texas in the 2005 Rose Bowl vs. Michigan (4 rushing TDs).
• Petty accounted for 20 total points, tied for the second-highest total by a QB in a bowl game since data started being kept in 1996 (24 by Young in 2005 Rose Bowl and 20 by Young in 2006 National Championship).
• Petty's 14 rushing TDs this season are the most by a Baylor QB in program history.
• Petty's 10th game with 300+ yards passing broke Robert Griffin III's single-season program record of 9 in 2011.
• Petty tied RG3's 2011 program record for most consecutive games with a passing TD with 13.
• Petty's 13th game with 200+ passing yards broke RG3's program single-season record of 12 in 2011.
• Petty on Baylor single-season lists: 3rd passing yards (4,200), 3rd passing TDs (32), 2nd TD responsibility (46), 3rd rushing TDs (14) and 3rd total offense (4,409).
• With his 7th game this season of 100 or more rushing yards, Lache Seastrunk ranks 2nd all-time on the Baylor single season list.
• WR Corey Coleman had a career-high 7 catches for a career-high 88 yards.
• Senior PK Aaron Jones is the nation's active leader with 189 straight made PAT attempts.
• Jones is the Big 12's all-time leading kicking scorer and is second in NCAA history (451 points).
• Jones' 82-for-82 mark on PATs in 2013 set the NCAA record for a perfect PAT season.
• Jones extended his NCAA all-time record for most PATs made to 269.
• Jones extended his program record for single-season kicking points to 124.
• RB Glasco Martin had his 25th career rushing TD, which ranks 5th all-time at BU.
• WR Levi Norwood has caught a pass in 26 consecutive games and has caught a TD pass in 6 straight.

 

 

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