Sept. 11, 2010
BAYLOR (2-0) 34, BUFFALO (1-1) 6
FLOYD CASEY STADIUM • WACO, TEXAS
SEPT. 11, 2010 • ATTENDANCE: 40,853
• Baylor is 4-0 all-time against the Mid-American Conference.
• Baylor is 2-0 all-time against Buffalo.
• Baylor is 8-7 at home in the Art Briles era.
• Baylor is 2-0 to start the season for the first time since 2005; Baylor finished 5-6 that year.
• Since 2001, Baylor is 24-2 (.923) when scoring at least 30 points.
• Baylor has won 13 consecutive games when reaching the 30-point plateau.
• With Saturday’s attendance of 40,853, it marks back-to-back games with crowds of 40,000+ to open a home schedule for the first time since 1995 — 42,316 vs. Mississippi State and 40,882 vs. Texas Tech) and just the third time in Floyd Casey Stadium’s 61-year history (1975, 1995, 2010) that the Bears have opened the season with two crowds of 40,000+.
• The 83,674 fans to attend Baylor’s first two home games marks the second-highest total behind the 89,900 (43,600 vs. Ole Miss and 46,300 vs. Auburn in 1975) that attended the first two home games of the 1975 home season.
• Baylor’s 27 first-half points are the most since scoring 41 in the first half vs. Northwestern State in 2009.
• Baylor threw for over 300 passing yards for the first time since Missouri (427) in 2009.
• Baylor scored 30 or more points in consecutive games for the first time since 2009 — vs. Northwestern State (68) and vs. Kent State (31).
• Robert Griffin III has thrown TD passes of at least 60 yards in back-to-back games (68 to Brad Taylor vs. SHSU; 61 to Kendall Wright vs. UB).
• Griffin III now has 18 career rushing touchdowns — tied for sixth-most overall and tied for most by a QB in Baylor history (Don Trull, 18).
• Griffin III became the 29th 1,000-yard rusher — and first 1,000-yard rushing QB — in Baylor history. Griffin III ranks 29th all-time in Baylor history with 1,006 career rushing yards.
• Griffin III’s established a career high with 297 passing yards.
• Griffin III’s streak of 124 consecutive passes without throwing an interception was snapped in the second quarter. Prior to Saturday, Griffin III’s last interception was on Nov. 29, 2008, at Texas Tech.
• Griffin III is now tied with Don Trull for second on Baylor’s career list in touchdown responsibility (41).
• IR Kendall Wright now ranks seventh in Baylor history with 124 career receptions, passing Brandon Whitaker (120).
• Wright nows ranks eighth in Baylor history with 1,516 career receiving yards.
• Wright became just the eighth 1,500-yard receiver in Baylor history.
• Wright has a catch in each game of his career (26 games).
• Wright has now logged five career 100-yard receiving games.
• Wright’s 61-yard TD reception in the second quarter is the longest reception of his career. His previous long was 59 at Missouri in 2009.
• WR Terrance Williams established career highs for receptions (six) and receiving yards (68).
• FB Kaeron Johnson’s 10-yard first-quarter catch was his career-first reception.
• TE Willie Jefferson’s 43-yard TD reception in the second quarter is the longest reception of his career.
• S Mike Hicks recorded his career-first interception in the second quarter.
• PK Aaron Jones connected on a career-long 48-yard FG at the close of the first half. It is the longest FG by a Baylor kicker since Ryan Havens’ 49-yard FG at Iowa State in 2005.
• RB Jay Finley now ranks 12th on Baylor’s career rushing list with 1,569 yards.
• S Tim Atchison and LB Antonio Johnson each made their 16th consecutive start.
• Senior LT Danny Watkins has now started in all 14 career games (12 in 2009 as junior).
• CB Chance Casey (eight) and LB Chris McAlister (seven) established career highs for tackles.