Sept. 9, 2006
Baylor leads the all-time series 1-0-0.
Baylor is 12-0 all-time against teams currently playing in the Southland Conference.
Baylor is 12-0 all-time against Division I-AA opponents.
Baylor's defense held consecutive opponents scoreless in the first half for the first time since 1995 (Texas Tech and Houston).
Baylor has not allowed a first-quarter touchdown in three straight games.
Baylor's blocked PAT attempt in the fourth quarter was its first since last year's Missouri game.
Northwestern State's 20 penalties were the most ever by a Baylor opponent.
Three Bears made their first career starts: RB Mario Price, WR Ernest Smith and LB Joe Pawelek.
Price recorded his first career reception in the Bears' opening drive, a 20-yard reception.
CB C.J. Wilson's first-quarter interception was his second of the season.
Wilson recorded an interception in consecutive games for the second time in his career. He also accomplished the feat in the Oklahoma and Texas Tech games last season.
Wilson's 52-yard interception return for TD in the first quarter was the first TD of his career.
Wilson is the first Baylor player with a multiple-interception game since Samir AL-AMIN had two against Southern Illinois in 2001.
Wilson's interception return for a TD was Baylor's first since Colin Allred's 25-yard return against Oklahoma State last season. It was the first interception return for a TD by a Baylor defensive back since Al-Amin had two against Southern Illinois in 2001.
With his 46-yard TD reception in the first quarter, WR Trent Shelton has recorded at least one reception in 35 consecutive games. That establishes a Baylor record, breaking the previous mark of 34 set by Reggie Newhouse over the 2000, 2001 and 2002 seasons.
Shelton established a career high with 158 yards receiving. It was his first career 100-yard receiving game.
Shelton's receiving yardage total was the most by a Baylor player since Newhouse had 173 yards against Kansas State in 2002.
Shelton now has 1,395 career receiving yards and ranks seventh on Baylor's career records chart.
QB Shawn Bell was intercepted in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
Bell tied Baylor's all-time record with four TD passes; he also tied his career high.
Bell's four TD passes are the most by a Baylor quarterback in a non-overtime game since 1966 when Terry Southall had four against Syracuse.
Bell established a career high with 288 yards passing.
Bell moved into third place on Baylor's career completions list with 374, one behind second-place Brad Goebel.
Bell moved into ninth place on Baylor's career TD passing list with 24.
ROV Jake LaMar's second-quarter interception was the first of his career.
Lamar's third-quarter fumble forced and fumble recovery were the firsts of his career.
IR Trey Payne's third-quarter TD reception was the first of his career.
Payne recorded his second TD reception in the fourth quarter.
IR Mikail Baker's 42-yard kickoff return in the third quarter was a career long.
IR Thomas White recorded his first career receptions, receiving yards and TD receptions (2).
QB Blake Szymanski saw his first career action and recorded his first career attempts, completions, touchdown passes and yards.
NORTHWESTERN STATE NOTES
WR Derrick Doyle established a school record for career receiving yards on his first catch.
Northwestern State tallied 20 penalties, one shy of the school record (21).