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Baylor, Sam Houston State Postgame Notes





Sept. 4, 2010

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BAYLOR (1-0) 34, SAM HOUSTON STATE (0-1) 3
FLOYD CASEY STADIUM • WACO, TEXAS
SEPT. 4, 2010 • ATTENDANCE: 42,821

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
• Baylor has won all three series meetings with Sam Houston State.
• Saturday marked the 61st season of Floyd Casey Stadium as home of Baylor football. BU improved to 171-142-5 (.546) all-time at Floyd Casey Stadium.
• Baylor won its first home opener since 2007 (42-17 over Rice).
• Baylor is 41-20 in Floyd Casey Stadium home openers -- 9-6 in the Big 12 era and 1-2 under third-year head coach Art Briles.
• Saturday's attendance of 42,821 is the third-largest opening-day crowd -- and largest crowd for Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) opponent -- in Floyd Casey Stadium history.
• Baylor is 24-2 (.923) all-time against current FCS competition, including a combined 18-1 (.947) record against the Southland Conference.
• Baylor improved its record to 7-7 at home in the Briles era.
• Baylor is 8-3 under Briles when leading at the half.
• Since 2001, Baylor is 23-2 (.920) when scoring at least 30 points.
• Baylor has won 12 consecutive games when reaching the 30-point plateau.

TEAM NOTES
• Baylor held an opponent scoreless in the first half for the first time since 2006 against Northwestern State.
• Saturday's win snapped Baylor's three-game home losing streak -- the Bears' first home win since Kent State in 2009.
• Baylor held an opponent to less than 200 yards total offense for the first time since 2008 against Northwestern State (190).

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• Saturday marked the returns of QB Robert Griffin III and KR Mikail Baker, who were playing in their first game since suffering season-ending knee injuries against Northwestern State on Sept. 26, 2009.
• Griffin III's 68-yard TD pass to TE Brad Taylor in the first quarter was a career-long for both Griffin III (completion) and Taylor (reception).
• Griffin III's 68-yard TD pass was the longest TD pass in the Briles era and the longest TD completion since Blake Szymanski's 68-yard TD pass to David Gettis at Texas A&M (Sept. 29, 2007).
• Griffin III's 30-yard TD run in the first quarter was his first rushing score since a 1-yard TD run against UConn in Sept. 19, 2009.
• Griffin III passed Larry Isbell (2,650) and Jay Jeffrey (2,739) for 13th place on Baylor's career list with 2,814 passing yards.
• Griffin III has been responsible for 37 touchdowns in his career -- tied for fourth-most in school history.
• Griffin III has attempted 107 consecutive passes without throwing an interception. RG3's last interception came Nov. 29, 2008, in the fourth quarter of a 35-28 loss at Texas Tech.
Derek Epperson passed Buzzy Sawyer (170) for seventh place on Baylor's career list with 173 punts.
Terrance Williams recorded his career-first TD reception, a 23-yard pass from Griffin III mid-way through the second quarter.
• PK Aaron Jones connected on a 29-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, his career-first FGM.
• With his 51 yards Saturday, Jay Finley moved into 15th place on Baylor's list with 1,493 career rushing yards.
• IR Kendall Wright passed former teammate Gettis for eighth place on Baylor's career list with 119 receptions.
• Wright has at least one reception in each game of his career (25 games).
• DE Tevin Elliott recorded a team-high eight tackles, two tackles-for-loss and one sack in his first career game.
• S Byron Landor tied a career high with seven tackles, while recording a career-high two TFLs.
• LT Danny Watkins has started in all 13 career games at Baylor.
• Six players made their career-first starts Saturday -- LB Elliot Coffey, LB Chris Francis, DE Terrance Lloyd, DE Gary Mason Jr., RG Robert T. Griffin and WR Terrance Williams.


 

 

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