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Postgame Notes




Oct. 20, 2007

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2007 BAYLOR FOOTBALL

POSTGAME NOTES
BAYLOR (3-5, 0-4) 31, No. 19 TEXAS (6-2, 2-2) 10
Floyd Casey Stadium  •  Waco, Texas
Oct. 20, 2007
Attendance:  41,335


MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
• Texas leads the all-time series 71-22-4, including a 28-14-2 advantage in games played in Waco.
• Texas has won ten consecutive meetings, dating back to Baylor's 23-21 victory at Floyd Casey Stadium in 1997.
• Baylor opens Big 12 play 0-4 for the first time since starting 0-4 in 2004.
• Baylor is 200-197-21 all-time in October, including a 5-16 mark under head coach Guy Morriss.
• Baylor is 47-38-6 all-time on the third Saturday of October, including an 8-3-2 mark on Oct. 20.
• Baylor is 6-9-1 all-time when 3-4, including a 6-6-1 mark when following a loss and a 3-1 record with a three-game losing streak.
• Baylor is 41-151-6 all-time against ranked opponents, 26-133-5 when unranked and playing a ranked opponent.
• Baylor is 37-71-2 all-time in televised games, including a 2-18 mark under Morriss.
• Baylor is 6-31 when trailing at halftime under Morriss.
• Baylor is 6-22 when the opponent scores first under Morriss.
• Baylor is 6-25 in day games under Morriss.
• Baylor is 13-23 on artificial turf under Morriss.
• Baylor is 12-16 in white jerseys under Morriss, 3-6 in gold pants, 3-6 in green-on-gold and 12-25 in gold helmets.

TEAM NOTES
• Baylor has held its opponent without a first-quarter offensive touchdown in 20 of the last 30 games.
• Baylor has forced at least one turnover in 27 of the last 31 games, including 18 games with at least two turnovers forced in that time.
• Baylor's second-quarter touchdown was its first score against Texas at Floyd Casey Stadium since the fourth quarter of the 2001 game, ending the Bears' nine-quarter scoring draught at home against the Longhorns.
• Baylor quarterbacks eclipsed the 200-completion plateau for the season during the game, marking just the sixth time in school history that Baylor has completed at least 200 passes in a season.
• Texas' 31 points was the fewest Baylor has allowed since a 20-30 Baylor loss in 1998.
• Baylor's 8 rushing yards were the fewest by a Baylor team since the Bears rushed for minus-48 yards against Oklahoma last season.
• Baylor's 56 total pass attempts is tied for second all-time behind only Blake Szymanski's 60 attempts against Colorado this year.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• QB Michael Machen made his first career start at Baylor; he had registered one play prior to the game (fake punt at Texas A&M).
• Machen's passing yardage was the 21st-best, single-game total in school history.
• RB Brandon Whitaker moved into a tie for seventh place on Baylor's career receptions list (98).
• DE Leon Freeman established a career high with 5 tackles; he also had a career high with 3 tackles for loss and 2 sacks.
• QB John David Weed made his first career appearance at Baylor in the fourth quarter.
• LB Joe Pawelek's third quarter interception was his first since his game-winner in overtime against Colorado last season.
• IR Justin Akers set a career high with nine receptions.


 

 

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