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Football Cruises Past ULM, 70-7


7
ULM
(2-2, 0-0) Rank: NR/NR
  1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH F
0 7 0 0 7
35 14 21 0 70

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Waco, Texas • Attendance: 42,967


70
BAYLOR
(3-0, 0-0) Rank: 20/19

THE RUNDOWN
WACO, Texas (AP) - Bryce Petty threw for 351 yards with four touchdowns and ran 2 yards for another score as No. 20 Baylor kept piling up the points, beating Louisiana-Monroe 70-7 on Saturday.

The fast-paced Bears (3-0) had seven offensive touchdowns in the 10 drives Petty played. Those TD drives took a total of 6 minutes.

Baylor is the first FBS team since LSU in 1930 to open a season with at least 60 points in three consecutive games, according to STATS. Those Tigers had at least 70 points in each of those games - Baylor scored 69 in its opener before 70 points in each of its last two games.

ULM (2-2), coming off a victory at Wake Forest of the ACC last week, suffered its worst loss since a 73-7 loss at Auburn in 2003.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Baylor became the first FBS or FCS team to score 28+ points in the 1st quarter of three straight games during the BCS era (1996-present) -- the only previous team to score 28+ points in the 1st quarter three different times at any point during a season during the BCS era was Oklahoma in 2008 (info via Stats LLC).
• Baylor has scored 41+ points in a school-record nine consecutive games (previous high was eight straight spanning 2011 and 2012).
• Baylor became the first FBS team to score 60+ points in its first three games of its season since LSU in 1930. The last FBS team to score 60+ points in three straight games at any point in a season was Oklahoma in 2008.
• Baylor became the first FBS team to score 70+ points in back-to-back games since Ohio State in 1996.
• With 781 yards of offense in the game, the Bears have had at least 400 yards of total offense in 30 straight games dating back to Dec. 29, 2011 -- the 30-game streak is the nation's longest active streak (Texas A&M is next closest at 15 straight entering the day).
• QB Bryce Petty completed 18-of-27 passes for a career-high 351 yards and a career-high 4 TDs. He's thrown for 300+ yards and 2+ TDs in all three of his career starts.
• Petty added 26 rushing yards and a rushing TD to give him 377 yards of total offense and 5 TDs responsible for.
• Petty's 351 passing yards tied for 22nd-most in a game in program history.
• RB Lache Seastrunk (10 carries, 156 yards, 1 TD) had his 8th career 100-yard rushing game, tying him with Jay Finley for 3rd-most in program history.
• PK Aaron Jones broke his own school record with 10 extra points to bring his program-record career total to 358 points.
• Jones has now made a school-record 135 consecutive PATs.
• DE Chris McAllister had 0.5 sack to give him 10.0 for his career, moving him into a tie for 8th on Baylor's all-time sacks list.
• IR Clay Fuller caught a 23-yard TD pass in the 2nd quarter for his first career receiving TD.
• IR Levi Norwood had a 65-yard TD catch in the 3rd quarter for his second career receiving TD.
• IR Tevin Reese had a 47-yard TD catch in the 1st quarter -- 17 of his 19 career TD receptions have gone for 40+ yards (averages 51.6 yards per career TD reception).
• Reese had his 9th career 100-yard receiving game (6 rec, 123 yards, 1 TD), tying him for 5th-most in program history.
• WR Antwan Goodley had a 63-yard TD catch in the 1st quarter and a 65-yard TD catch in the 2nd quarter -- he now has 4 TD receptions on the season after entering the year with 2 TD catches in 24 career games played.
• CB Joe Williams had a 41-yard interception return for a touchdown in the 1st quarter, giving Baylor a defensive TD in all three games this season. It was Williams' 5th career interception and 2nd interception return TD.
• S Terrell Burt had a 63-yard interception return TD in the 1st quarter for his first career INT.
• S Taion Sells had a 28-yard interception return in the 4th quarter for his first career INT.

STAT OF THE GAME

Baylor scored 35 1st-quarter points, tying the record for most points in any quarter in program history (matching 35 scored in 1st quarter at San Jose State on Sept. 10, 1994).

TWEET OF THE GAME

TOP QUOTE
"If our defense will continue to score touchdowns and we'll continue on the high rate of scoring on the offensive side, we're going to continue to have good press conferences." - Baylor Head Coach Art Briles

WHAT'S NEXT
Baylor has a bye week before returning to Floyd Casey Stadium Saturday, Oct. 5, to take on West Virginia.


 

 

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