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Baylor-UConn Postgame Notes




Sept. 19, 2009

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CONNECTICUT (1-2) 30, BAYLOR (1-1) 22
FLOYD CASEY STADIUM • WACO, TEXAS
SEPT. 19, 2009 • ATTENDANCE: 40,147

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
• Connecticut leads the all-time series 2-0. This was the first-ever meeting between the programs in Waco.
• Baylor is 5-5 all-time against teams currently playing as Big East Conference members, including a 2-3 mark against such teams at home.
• Baylor is 78-25-5 all-time in home openers, including a 40-20 mark since moving into Floyd Casey Stadium in 1950. The Bears are 5-4 in such games since 2001.
• Baylor is 7-2 all-time on Sept. 19 (Both losses to UConn).
• Baylor is 21-16 all-time on the third weekend of September.
• Fifth-largest home opener crowd in Floyd Casey Stadium’s 60-year history.

TEAM NOTES
• Baylor has lost 19 consecutive games when trailing at halftime. The last time Baylor overcame a halftime deficit was Oct. 21, 2006, against Kansas when the Bears overcame a 35-17 halftime deficit for a 36-35 victory.
• Baylor’s blocked field goal at the end of the first half was its first since last season’s Nebraska game.
• Connecticut running back Andre Dixon became the first opposing player to eclipse 100 yards rushing against Baylor since Connecticut’s Donald Brown rushed for 150 yards against the Bears last season.
• Dixon became the first opposing player to score three-plus rushing touchdowns against Baylor since Oklahoma’s DeMarco Murray had three against the Bears in 2007.
• Connecticut became the first team with multiple 100-yard rushers against Baylor since Texas A&M’s Javorski Lane and Stephen McGee accomplished the feat in 2007.
• Baylor eclipsed 100 yards rushing for the sixth consecutive game.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• S Byron Landor made his first career start.
• LB Joe Pawelek started his 35th consecutive game, the longest streak by a Baylor player since Maurice Lane’s school-record, 45-game streak that ran from 2002 to 2005.
• RG James Barnard, FS Jordan Lake and C J.D. Walton all started their 26th consecutive games.
• RB Jay Finley’s 72-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the longest run of his career.
• Finley’s run was the longest by a Baylor player since Chedrick Hicks’ 78-yard run (did not score) against Samford in 2002. It was Baylor’s longest touchdown run since Jerrod Douglas’ 80-yard run against Nebraska in 1997.
• Finley notched the fourth 100-yard rushing game of his career. He has rushed for at least 90 yards in four consecutive games and at least 100 yards in three of those four contests.
• Finley established a career high for rushing yards in a game. His previous high was 119 yards against Washington State last season.
• Pawelek established a career high for single-game tackles; his previous high was 15 tackles against Wake Forest last season. It was the 14th double-digit tackle performance of his career.
• Pawelek’s 21 tackles move him to fifth place all-time in career tackles with 341, passing James Francis (334), Doak Field (330), Thomas Everett (325) and Gary Joe Kinne (323).
• Pawelek’s 21 tackles are tied for the 10th-highest single-game total in Baylor history, tying Mike Singletary’s total vs. Lamar on Sept. 8, 1979.
Antonio Johnson established a career high for single-game tackles; his previous high was 12 tackles against Oklahoma last season. It was the third double-digit tackle performance of his career.
Antonio Jones established a career high for single-game tackles; his previous high was nine tackles against Wake Forest last season. It was the first double-digit tackle performance of his career.
Robert Griffin scored two rushing touchdowns in the game, increasing his career total to 15. His 15 career touchdowns tie him for ninth on the all-time rushing touchdown list with Gary Lacy, Steve Beaird and Dennis Gentry. It was the fourth multiple-rushing touchdown game of Griffin’s career.


 

 

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