Sept. 8, 2007
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2007 BAYLOR FOOTBALL Sept. 8, 2007
BAYLOR (2-0) 42, RICE (0-2) 17
Floyd Casey Stadium Waco, Texas
Baylor leads the all-time series 45-30-1, including a 20-10 advantage in games played in Waco.
This was the teams' first meeting in football since 1995, the final season of the Southwest Conference.
This is only the second time Baylor and Rice have ever met as non-Southwest Conference opponents. The other time was their first-ever meeting, a 14-13 Rice victory at Houston in 1914.
Baylor is 15-15 all-time on the second Saturday of September, including a 3-2 mark all-time on Sept. 8.
Baylor is 118-61-2 all-time in September, including a 9-6 mark under head coach Guy Morriss.
Baylor is 10-3 when leading at halftime under Morriss.
Baylor is 10-10 in night games under Morriss.
Baylor is 11-20 on artificial turf under Morriss.
Baylor is 11-14 in green jerseys under Morriss, 3-4 in gold pants, 3-4 in green-on-gold and 11-23 in gold helmets.
Baylor scored three touchdowns in the first quarter for the first time since Sept. 21, 2002.
Baylor's 21 points tied for the third-highest scoring first quarter in Baylor football history.
It tied for the 14th-highest scoring quarter (any period) in Baylor history.
It was the ninth time in school history that Baylor scored at least 21 points in a first quarter.
It was the first time Baylor has ever recorded three TD passes in a first quarter.
It was the sixth time in school history that Baylor has scored at least three offensive touchdowns in a first quarter.
The last time Baylor had three touchdowns in any quarter was last season against Kansas (fourth quarter ... Shawn Bell three touchdown passes).
Baylor established single-game school records for yards passing and touchdown passes.
Baylor has forced at least one turnover in 22 of its last 25 games.
12 different Baylor players caught a pass.
Three different Baylor players recorded their first career touchdown receptions: IR Justin Akers, IR Brad Taylor and WR Ernest Smith.
QB Blake Szymanski became the first quarterback in Baylor history to record four touchdowns in a half. Jeff Watson had four touchdown passes after halftime in the Bears' 1996 game against Missouri, but one was in overtime.
Szymanski established a single-game Baylor record with six touchdown passes. The mark previously was held by Shawn Bell, who had five against Kansas last season.
Szymanski established a single-game Baylor record with 412 yards passing, recording the first 400-yard passing game in Baylor history. The record previously was held by Shawn Bell, who had 395 yards against Kansas last season.
Szymanski tied the school record for touchdowns responsible for. Jonathan Golden also had six touchdowns (five rushing, one receiving) against Samford in 2002.
Szymanski recorded the first 300-yard passing game of his career. It was the 18th 300-yard game in Baylor history. Szymanski is the 11th quarterback in school history to throw for 300 yards in a game.
Szymanski is the first quarterback to record six touchdown passes against Rice since Houston's David Klingler had seven against the Owls in 1992.
Szymanski's 29 completions is tied for the sixth-best single-game total in Baylor history and was a career high.
IR Brad Taylor established career highs for receptions and yards receiving.
WR Luke La Mar recorded his first career reception.