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No. 5 Football Takes Down Oklahoma, 41-12

QB Bryce Petty throws in the pocket against the Oklahoma Sooners

(7-2, 4-2) Rnk: 12/8/10
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Waco, Texas • Attendance: 50,537

(8-0, 5-0) Rank: 5/5/6

WACO, Texas (AP) - Bryce Petty threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more, Shock Linwood ran for 182 yards and fifth-ranked Baylor stayed undefeated by passing its first big test with a 41-12 victory over No. 12 Oklahoma on Thursday night.

Baylor (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) scored twice in the final minute before halftime and stretched its school-record winning streak to 12 games since a loss at Oklahoma last November. The Bears are 8-0 for the first time.

Even though Baylor came in leading the nation in scoring (64 points per game) and total offense (718 yards per game) - and was outscoring opponents by an average margin of 48 points - many questioned how good the Bears were after getting into November without playing a ranked team. They have now, and they responded with an impressive victory against a team that used to routinely overwhelm them.

• With 459 yards of total offense in the game, the Bears have had at least 400 yards of total offense in 35 straight games dating back to Dec. 29, 2011 -- the 35-game streak is the nation's longest active streak (Texas A&M is next closest at 21 straight).
• QB Bryce Petty completed 13-of-26 passes for 204 yards and 3 TDs, and he added his 8th and 9th rushing TDs of the year. He's thrown for 200+ yards and at least 2 TDs in all eight career starts.
• Petty moved into 5th on Baylor's single-season list in both passing yards (2,657) and passing TDs (21), 4th in TD responsibility (29) and 6th in total offense (2,775).
• Petty moved into a tie for 11th on Baylor's single-season rushing touchdowns list with 9 on the year.
• WR Antwan Goodley had a 24-yard TD catch in the 2nd quarter and a 25-yard TD catch in the 4th quarter, giving him 10 TDs on the season (5th on BU single-season list).
• Goodley moved into 5th on Baylor's single-season receiving yards list (974).
• RB Shock Linwood (23 carries, career-high 182 yards) had his 3rd career 100-yard rushing game, tied for 15th-most in Baylor history.
• PK Aaron Jones made 5 extra points and 2 field goals (29, 40) to bring his program-record career total to 410 points.
• Jones has now made a school-record 166 consecutive PATs, and his 251 career PATs made are 2 shy of the NCAA record held by Louisville's Art Carmody (253).
• IR Levi Norwood has a team-high streak of 22 straight games with at least one reception.
• Norwood had a 17-yard TD catch in the 3rd quarter for his 2nd TD reception of the year and the 3rd of his career.
• LB Eddie Lackey had his 5th career interception (1st of season)
• DB Demetri Goodson had the third interception of his career (2nd this season)

Baylor outrushed Oklahoma, 255-87.


""I love Shock. He could easily be starting anywhere in the Big 12, but here he's just behind two phenomenal running backs in Lache [Seastrunk] and Glasco [Martin]. The good thing about him is he's just so positive. That's why he's just so contagious. It was no surprise and I knew he could do it."" - Baylor QB Bryce Petty on Shock Linwood

Baylor heads to Arlington, Texas, to meet Texas Tech at Cowboys Stadium next Saturday (Nov. 16) on FOX or FOX Sports 1. Time TBA.



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