Sept. 2, 2011
BAYLOR (1-0) 50, 14/15 TCU (0-1) 48
FLOYD CASEY STADIUM • WACO, TEXAS
SEPT. 2, 2011 • ATTENDANCE: 43,753
• It was Baylor’s first win over a ranked opponent since Oct. 30, 2004, when it knocked off No. 16 Texas A&M, 35-34, in double overtime in Waco.
• It was Baylor’s highest-ranked win since Sept. 14, 1991, when it defeated defending national champion and 12th-ranked Colorado, 16-14, in Boulder.
• Baylor is 42-165-6 all-time against nationally ranked opponents, snapping a 25-game losing streak.
• The second-largest opening crowd attendance in Floyd Casey Stadium history was on hand Friday (43,753). The largest was for the 1975 opener vs. Oklahoma (46,000).
• Friday was the 107th series meeting, but only the fourth since both left the Southwest Conference in 1996. The series is now tied, 50-50-7.
• Baylor is 33-29-5 all-time in Waco against TCU and 14-11 at Floyd Casey Stadium in the series.
• Prior to Friday night, Baylor’s last home win over TCU was Oct. 28, 1995 (27-24), the last series meeting as SWC rivals.
• TCU is tied with Texas A&M as Baylor’s most-played rivalry (107 series meetings).
• Friday marked the 62nd season of Floyd Casey Stadium as home of Baylor football. BU is 173-145-5 (.543) all-time at Floyd Casey Stadium.
• Baylor is 42-20 in Floyd Casey Stadium home openers — 10-6 in the Big 12 era and 2-2 under fourth-year head coach Art Briles.
• Baylor is 5-3 in non-conference games against former Southwest Conference (non-Big 12) rivals.
• Baylor is 3-10 all-time on the ESPN family of networks.
• Baylor is 71-35-4 all-time in season openers, including a 7-9 mark in the Big 12 era, and 3-1 in the Briles era.
• Friday marked the eighth time Baylor and TCU met to open the season. Baylor is 2-4-2 all-time vs. TCU; Friday was its first win over TCU in a season opener since 1903.
• Baylor tallied 564 yards of total offense, its most since posting a school-record 683 total-offense yards against Kansas State in 2010.
• Baylor’s 50 points scored are the fourth-highest against TCU in the 107-game series (56 — 1983, 52 — 1910, 51 — 1915).
• Baylor’s 50 points scored are the most against a ranked opponent in program history — previous was 47 vs. Missouri in 1991 and Vanderbilt in 1953.
• Baylor is 13-4 in the Briles era when leading at halftime.
• QB Robert Griffin III improved his career record as starting quarterback to 14-14. His 14 wins are tied for seventh in school history with Adrian Burk, Jay Jeffrey and Cody Carlson.
• Griffin III posted his fifth career 300-yard passing game — a school record.
• Griffin III established a career high with five touchdown passes.
• IR Kendall Wright has recorded a reception in all 38 games of his career.
• Wright tied his own school record with 12 receptions, while establishing a new career high with 189 receiving yards.
• Wright now has 2,530 career receiving yards and needs 122 to become the school’s all-time receiving leader.
• Wright recorded his 11th career 100-yard receiving game, establishing a new school record.
• Wright, the Baylor all-time leader in receptions, became the first receiver in school history to surpass the 200-reception plateau.
• With two touchdowns, Wright moved into third place on Baylor’s career list with 18 touchdown receptions.
• Wright threw his second career TD pass in the first quarter — a 40-yard score to WR Terrance Williams. Williams has been the recipient of both Wright TD passes; Wright and Williams connected on a 50-yard TD in a win vs. Kansas in 2010.
• Wright made his team-leading 31st career start Friday.
• After starting career 0-of-7, Wright has completed his last four passes (two for TDs).
• T. Williams has recorded a reception in 15 consecutive games, dating back to the 2009 season finale vs. Texas Tech.
• T. Williams established a new career high with 126 receiving yards.
• TE Jordan Najvar recorded his career-first catch on a 14-yard TD pass from Griffin III.
• RB Terrance Ganaway rushed for a career-high 120 yards, his career-first 100-yard rushing game. He is the first Baylor RB to rush for 100+ yards in a game since Jay Finley (169) against No. 23 Texas A&M in 2010.
• S Mike Hicks tallied are career-high 10 tackles and clinched Baylor’s win with an interception in the waning seconds of the game.
• CB Chance Casey also tallied a career-high 10 tackles.
• WR Lanear Sampson recorded his first receiving touchdown since 2009.