WACO, Texas - Lache Seastrunk ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns, Bryce Petty threw for 312 yards and two scores in his first start and Baylor scored its most points since 1929 in a 69-3 victory over lower-division Wofford on Saturday night.
The Bears celebrated the opening of their final season at Floyd Casey Stadium by taking a 28-0 lead in the first quarter after Nick Florence, last year's record-setting replacement for Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, delivered the pre-game prayer.
Petty, a junior, needed just 10 plays and 2:05 combined on game-opening drives of 70 and 65 yards for a 14-0 lead.
Wofford, one of the best running teams in FCS, struggled in its first game without all-time rushing leader Eric Breitenstein. Playing their first game in Texas, the Terriers needed 60 carries to get 173 rushing yards, 2.9 yards per run.
The game-time temperature was 102 for the start of the 64th season at Floyd Casey, which will be replaced next year by a campus stadium on the Brazos River.
The heat didn't bother the Bears, who surpassed what the school calls the modern era scoring record -- a 68-13 victory against Northwestern State in 2009, the second season under coach Art Briles.
It was the most points for Baylor since an 88-0 victory against Stephen F. Austin in 1929.
Baylor's 692 yards of offense ranks third in program single-game history.
Baylor topped 600 yards of total offense for the 21st time in program history (16 times in Briles era).
Baylor scored 28 points in both the 1st and 3rd quarters -- the Bears had scored 28+ points in a quarter just seven times in program history entering the game.
Baylor's 28 1st-quarter points tied the 3rd-most in any quarter in program history -- the only time BU scored more in a 1st quarter was Sept. 10, 1994, at San Jose State (35).
BU's 28 1st-quarter points tied the most in any quarter in Floyd Casey Stadium history (5th time) and were the most in a quarter at The Case since Oct. 3, 1992.
Baylor's 38 1st-half points were its most since scoring a Floyd Casey Stadium-record 41 points in the 1st half vs. Northwestern State on Sept. 26, 2009.
Baylor's 28 3rd-quarter points tied the most in any quarter in Floyd Casey Stadium history (6th time) and were one behind the school record of 29 3rd-quarter points vs. Washington in the 2011 Alamo Bowl.
QB Bryce Petty made his first career start and completed 19-of-24 passes for 312 yards and 2 touchdowns.
RB Lache Seastrunk tallied 111 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns on 11 carries.
Seastrunk extended his school record with a 5th consecutive game with 100+ rushing yards.
PK Aaron Jones made 9 extra points and 1 field goal (25) to bring his program-record career total to 339 points.
DE Jamal Palmer recovered 2 fumbles, forced a fumble, had 1.0 sack and 1.5 tackles-for-loss.
LB Bryce Hager had 12 tackles (6 solo) for his 7th career double-digit tackles game.
IR Clay Fuller had a career-long 41-yard reception in the 1st quarter; he finished with a career-high 61 yards on two receptions.
DE Chris McAllister had his first career interception and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown.
IR Tevin Reese had a 44-yard TD catch in the 3rd quarter -- 15 of his 17 career TD receptions have gone for 40+ yards (averages 51.4 yards per career TD reception).
STAT OF THE GAME
Baylor outgained Wofford, 692-233, while trailing in time of possession, 34:59-25:01.
TWEET OF THE GAME
"We played pretty fast tonight, but we can and will play faster." - Head Coach Art Briles
Baylor faces Buffalo next Saturday (Sept. 7) at 2:30 p.m. CT in the second game of the season at Floyd Casey Stadium.