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20/19 BAYLOR (3-0) 70, NR/NR LOUISIANA-MONROE (2-2) 7
FLOYD CASEY STADIUM WACO, TEXAS
SEPT. 21, 2013 ATTENDANCE: 42,967
Today's matchup was the second meeting in the all-time series. Baylor is now 2-0 all-time against ULM and 10-0 against current Sun Belt Conference members.
Darius Jones, Terrance Lloyd and Jerod Monk served as captains vs. ULM.
Baylor is 15-4 in September games under Briles and 25-10 at home in the Briles era.
Baylor is 15-1 at Floyd Casey Stadium since the start of the 2011 season, and the Bears are 19-3 at home over the last three seasons.
Saturday's game was the 27th time in the last 28 games and the 20th consecutive in which Baylor has played on national television.
Baylor is now 28-5 when leading at the half during the Briles era.
Baylor has won seven straight games dating back to the 2012 season, which is the nation's 3rd-longest active streak. BU last ran off seven straight wins in 2011-12 when it combined for nine in a row.
Baylor has now won 11 straight non-conference games -- its last loss against a non-Big 12 opponent was the 2010 Texas Bowl vs. Illinois. The Bears are 17-3 vs. non-Big 12 opponents over the last five seasons (15-2 excluding bowl games).
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.
Baylor has scored in less than a minute on 11 of its 25 touchdown drives this season (4 of 8 vs. ULM).
The Bears have scored in two minutes or less in 24 of 25 TD drives this season (8 of 8 vs. ULM).
Baylor has scored in the 1st quarter in 19 of its last 20 games dating back to Nov. 19, 2011.
Baylor has scored 40+ points in 17 of its last 20 games and has scored 30+ points in 21 of its last 23 games.
Baylor became the first team to score 60+ points vs. ULM since Sept. 23, 2000, when No. 13 Tennessee defeated ULM 70-3.
Baylor has scored a defensive TD in all three games this season; in five seasons under Briles, BU has scored 15 defensive TDs (4 in 2013, 4 in 2012, 3 in 2011, 1 in 2010 and 3 in 2009).
Baylor is now 18-2 when forcing 2+ turnovers during DC Phil Bennett's three seasons (won first 11 such games during Bennett's tenure).
In three seasons under Bennett, Baylor has scored 11 defensive TDs after combining for four defensive TDs in the three seasons prior to his arrival.
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).
Baylor topped 600 yards of total offense for the 23rd time in program history (18 times in Briles era).
Baylor topped 700 yards of total offense for the second straight game and 4th time in program history; 781 yards tied the school record.
Baylor had two interception return touchdowns in the same game for the 6th time in program history and first time since Sept. 26, 2009, vs. Northwestern State.
Baylor's 35 1st-quarter points tied the most in any quarter in program history (matching 35 scored in 1st quarter at San Jose State on Sept. 10, 1994).
Baylor scored 28+ points in the 1st quarter for the 3rd straight game.
Baylor scored 28+ points in five of its first nine quarters this season -- the Bears scored 28+ points in a quarter just seven times in program history entering the season.
Baylor tied a modern era record (post-WW2) with 70 points. It tied the 4th-most at any time in program history and most since scoring 88 points vs. SFA in 1929.
Baylor's defense has not allowed a touchdown in the second half of all three games this season.
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.
Seastrunk extended his school record with a 7th consecutive game with 100+ rushing yards -- he has the nation's longest active streak.
Seastrunk had a 75-yard TD run in the 3rd quarter, which was the 18th-longest rush in program history -- it was his 3rd career run of 75+ yards.
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.
Goodley had a career-high 156 receiving yards and 2 TDs on 5 receptions. It was his 2nd career game with 100+ receiving yards.
DL Byron Bonds made his first career start and played in his first career game.
RB Shock Linwood had a 10-yard TD run in the 3rd quarter and has now scored a rushing TD in all three career games (4 total rushing TDs).
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.
P Spencer Roth had punts of 72 and 64 yards to averaged 68.0 yards per punt in the game.
WR Brandon Brown played in his first career game and made his first career catch for 22 yards.