Jan. 2, 2014
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
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.
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.
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.