Baylor - Texas State Post Game Notes

Sept. 15, 2007

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Sept. 15, 2007


BAYLOR (2-1) 34, TEXAS STATE (1-2) 27

Floyd Casey Stadium    Waco, Texas

Attendance:  36,274




• Baylor leads the all-time series 7-0. All seven meetings have taken place in Waco.

• Baylor is 13-0 all-time against Football Championship Subdivision (former Divsion I-AA) opponents.

• Baylor is 31-14 all-time on the third Saturday of September, including a 2-1 mark all-time on Sept. 15.

• Baylor is 119-61-2 all-time in September, including a 11-6 mark under head coach Guy Morriss.

• Baylor is 11-14 when scoring first under Morriss.

• Baylor is 11-3 when leading at halftime under Morriss.

• Baylor is 11-10 in night games under Morriss.

• Baylor is 12-20 on artificial turf under Morriss.

• Baylor is 12-14 in green jerseys under Morriss, 9-18 in green pants, 6-7 in green-on-green and 12-23 in gold helmets.



• Baylor has held its opponent without a first-quarter offensive touchdown in 16 of the last 25 games with 13 first-quarter shutouts in that span.

• Baylor's defense has forced at least one turnover in 23 of the last 26 games.

• Baylor's passing yardage (412) was the 2nd-best single-game total in school history. Only last week's 423 yard performance surpasses it.



• WR Krys Buerck made his first career start.

• QB Blake Szymanski has passed for at least 200 yards in four consecutive games, tying Don Trull for the second-longest streak in school history. Shawn Bell established the record with 11 consecutive 200-yard games during the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

• Szymanski had 246 passing yards in the first half; it was the fifth-highest single-half passing yardage total in school history.

• Szymanski became the first player in Baylor history to record five-plus touchdown passes in consecutive weeks.

• Szymanski became the first Bear to record five-plus touchdown passes twice.

• Szymanski is now tied for 11th in Baylor history with 11 touchdowns in one season.

• Szymanski joined Shawn Bell (2004 vs. Texas A&M, 2005 vs. Kansas) as the only players in school history with multiple games with four-plus touchdown passes. There have been eight such games in school history (Billy Patterson vs. Loyola [Calif.], 1938; Larry Isbell vs. Texas A&M, 1950; Terry Southall vs. Syracuse, 1966; Jeff Watson vs. Missouri [3OT], 1996).

• Szymanski joined Shawn Bell (at Texas, vs. Kansas, 2006) as the only Baylor quarterbacks to record back-to-back 300-yard passing games.

• Szymanski is the fourth Baylor quarterback to record multiple 300-yard passing games in the same season. Bell (2006), Cody Carlson (1986) and Neal Jeffrey (1973) are the other three.

• FB Keegan Vann's first-quarter touchdown reception was the first touchdown of his career.

• WR Krys Buerck's second-quarter touchdown reception was the first touchdown of his career.

• Buerck established career highs with 7 receptions and 85 yards receiving.

• Buerck's fourth-quarter kickoff return was the first of his career.

• RB Jay Finley's fourth-quarter touchdown reception was the first touchdown of his career.

• WR Brad Taylor established a career high of 85 yards receiving.

• FS Jordan Lake established a career high with 10 total tackles.

• WR David Gettis' return of the game's opening kickoff was the first of his career.

• WR Earl Patin's second-quarter kickoff return was the first of his career.



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