Sept. 17, 2011
19/24 BAYLOR (2-0) 48, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (1-2) 0
FLOYD CASEY STADIUM • WACO, TEXAS
SEPT. 2, 2011 • ATTENDANCE: 43,753
• Lightning forced a 41-minute weather delay in the second quarter (suspended at 7:26 p.m. and resumed at 8:07 p.m.). Because of the delay, the remaining third and fourth quarters were shortened to 12 minutes each with no halftime.
• Officials later called the game at the end of third quarter at 8:42 p.m., making the game official. All-told, the game-time was officially 42 minutes (12-minute third quarter).
• Baylor is 71-39-2 all-time as a ranked team, including a 21-7-0 record against non-conference opponents.
• It was Baylor’s first win as a Top 25 team since Oct. 30, 2010, when the 25th-ranked Bears defeated Texas, 30-22, in Austin.
• It was Baylor’s first non-conference win as a Top 25 team since Sept. 19, 1991, when the 14th-ranked Bears defeated Missouri, 47-21.
• It was Baylor’s first home win as a Top 25 team since Oct. 16, 1991, when the 22nd-ranked Bears defeated TCU, 26-9, on Homecoming.
• Baylor has won six straight non-conference home games.
• Baylor is 4-0 all-time against Stephen F. Austin and has held the Lumberjacks scoreless in all four series meetings (outscored SFA, 201-0).
• With Saturday’s attendance of 43,090, Baylor posted back-to-back home crowds of 40,000+ to start season for second straight year and the third time in the 62-year history of Floyd Casey Stadium.
• The two-game attendance total of 86,843 is the second-best to start season behind only 89,900 in 1975 (43,600 vs Ole Miss and 46,300 vs. Auburn).
• Baylor held an opponent scoreless for the first time since Sept. 23, 1995, when it defeated N.C. State, 14-0, in Raleigh, N.C.
• Baylor held an opponent scoreless at home for the first time since Oct. 26, 1985, when the 13th-ranked Bears defeated TCU, 45-0, on Homecoming.
• Six different players scored an offensive touchdown, the most by a Baylor team since Nov. 24, 2001, against Southern Illinois. Six different players also scored an offensive touchdown during Baylor’s 56-12 win (Aaron Karas, Jonathan Golden, Derek Lagway, Ryan Long, Marques Roberts, Reggie Newhouse).
• Baylor held Stephen F. Austin to 10 first downs, the fewest the Bears have allowed since Sept. 25, 2004, vs. North Texas (eight).
• Baylor scored 40+ points in consecutive games for the first time since 2008 (51 vs. Northwestern State, 45 vs. Washington State).
• Baylor is 2-0 for the second consecutive season.
• Baylor is 10-0 under Art Briles when holding opponents under 20 points.
• Baylor is 12-3 when Robert Griffin III throws for two or more touchdowns (9-1 since freshman year).
• QB Robert Griffin III set the school single-game record (minimum 20 attempts) with a 90.9 completion percentage, completing 20-of-22 passes.
• Griffin III is now 41-of-49 on the season (83.7 completion percentage) with 8 TDs and 0 INT (8 passing TDs, 8 incomplete passes).
• Griffin III improved to 15-14 all-time as Baylor’s starting quarterback, moving into a four-way tie for third place in school history for career wins (15).
• Griffin III has thrown 28 TDs and only two INTs in 14 career non-conference games. He is now 238-of-364 (65.4 percent) for 3,138 yards against non-conference foes.
• Griffin III rushed for a season-high 78 yards and now has 1,671 career rushing yards.
• IR Kendall Wright has recorded a reception in all 39 games of his career.
• Wright recorded his school-record 12th career 100-yard receiving game, hauling in eight catches for 123 yards.
• Wright became Baylor's all-time leader in receiving yards, surpassing Gerald McNeil. He now has 2,653 career receiving yards.
• Wright tied a Baylor school record with his 19th career TD reception.
• PK Aaron Jones surpassed Matt Bryant for seventh place on Baylor’s list for career field goals made. Jones has 22 career field goals, the second-most by a Baylor kicker in the Big 12 era (Ryan Havens, 27).
• QB Bryce Petty made his Baylor debut in the third quarter, completing 1-of-2 passes for 14 yards.