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Postgame Notes




Nov. 10, 2007

Recap |  Final Stats

No. 4 OKLAHOMA (9-1, 5-1) 52, BAYLOR (3-8, 0-7) 21
Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium  •  Norman, Okla.
Attendance:  84,450

ATTENDANCE NOTES
• Sixth-largest crowd to ever watch a Baylor game.
• Largest crowd to ever watch a Baylor-Oklahoma game.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
• Oklahoma leads all-time series 17-0, including a 9-0 advantage in games played at Norman.
• Baylor falls to 0-7 in Big 12 play for the first time since going 0-8 in 2001.
• Baylor is 161-224-20 all-time in November, including a 1-14 mark under head coach Guy Morriss.
• Baylor is 29-62-5 all-time on the first Saturday of November, including a 4-10-1 mark on Nov. 10.
• Baylor is 0-4 all-time when 3-7; in all four occasions (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007), Baylor lost to Oklahoma.
• Baylor is 41-152-6 all-time against ranked opponents, including a 1-16 mark under Morriss and an 0-4 record this season. The Bears are 26-132-5 all-time when unranked and playing a ranked opponent.
• Baylor is 37-72-2 all-time in televised games, including a 2-19 mark under Morriss and an 0-5 record this season.
• Baylor is 6-33 when trailing at halftime under Morriss, including an 0-7 mark this season.
• Baylor is 12-12 in night games under Morriss, including a 3-2 mark this season.
• Baylor is 5-14 on natural grass under Morriss, including an 0-3 mark this season.
• Baylor is 6-21 in whtie jerseys under Morriss, 10-20 in green pants, 3-14 in white-on-green and 6-12 in green helmets.

TEAM NOTES
• Baylor has lost seven consecutive road games in Big 12 play.
• Baylor snapped a streak of seven consecutive games without a first-quarter touchdown.
• Baylor has been out-scored 67-10 in the first quarter in seven Big 12 games.
• Baylor has lost 12 consecutive games when trailing at halftime.
• Baylor scored first in a Big 12 game for the first time since last season's game against Kansas, snapping a 10-game streak.
• Most total yards Baylor has ever produced against Oklahoma.
• Most points Oklahoma has scored against Baylor since the Sooners' 56-7 victory in 2000.
• Most total points scored (73) in a Baylor-Oklahoma game.
• Baylor has forced at least one turnover in 30 of the last 34 games, including 10 of 11 games this season.


 

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• RB Brandon Whitaker became the 28th player in Baylor history to rush for at least 1,000 career yards.
• Whitaker turned in the second 100-yard rushing game of his career; his first was a 110-yard outing at SMU in the 2005 season opener.
• Whitaker's 100-yard rushing game was the first by a Baylor player since Paul Mosley rushed for 133-yard performance at Texas A&M in 2005.
• Whitaker joined Colorado's Hugh Charles as the only players to record 100-yard rushing games against Colorado this season.
• Whitaker recorded Baylor's third 100-yard rushing game against Oklahoma in 17 meetings:  Jerod Douglas (135 in 1996) and Rashad Armstrong (103 in 2002).
• Whitaker turned in career highs in rushing yardage (149) and all-purpose yardage (217).
• Whitaker's rushing yardage total tied for the 23rd-best single-game effort in Baylor history.
• Whitaker's rushing yardage total was the best by a Baylor player since Rashad Armstrong's 166-yard performance against Oklahoma in 2003.
• Whitaker's all-purpose yardage total was the ninth-best single-game effort in Baylor history.
• Whitaker's 57-yard, first-quarter rush was the longest run of his career.
• Whitaker recorded 10-plus catches for the second time in his career; he had 11 receptions against Colorado earlier this season.
• It was the longest run by a Baylor player since Mosley's 57-yard run at Texas A&M in 2005.
• QB Blake Szymanski moved into 10th place on Baylor's career pass attempts list; he now has 542 career pass attempts.
• Szymanski moved into a 10th-place tie with Don Trull (1961-63) on Baylor's career pass completions list; Szymanski now has 299 career pass completions.
• Szymanski established a single-season Baylor record with 2,618 passing yards on the season; he broke Shawn Bell's previous record of 2,582 yards established last season.
• Szymaksi established a single-season Baylor record with 2,739 total yards on the season; he broke Cody Carlson's previous record of 2,640 yards established in 1986.
• Szymanski established a single-season Baylor record with 20 touchdown passes on the season; he broke Bell's previous record of 19 touchdown passes established last season.
• Szymanski's 75-yard, second-quarter touchdown pass to Thomas White was the longest pass of Szymanski's career and the longest reception of White's career.
• The 75-yard Szymanski-to-White pass tied for the 21st-longest pass play in Baylor history. It was Baylor's longest pass play since Bell's 79-yard pass to Dominique Zeigler against Texas A&M last season.
• White recorded the second 100-yard receiving game of his career; he was one yard shy of his career high (118 yards at Kansas State earlier this season).
• WR David Gettis moved into third place on Baylor's single-season kickoff returns list; he now has 32 returns on the season.
• Gettis moved into second place on Baylor's single-season kickoff return yardage list; he now has 733 yards on the season, eight yards shy of Willie Andrews' 2004 record.
• LB Chris Francis' fourth-quarter interception was the first of his career.
• SS Jeremy Williams established a career high with eight tackles.
• LB Joe Pawelek failed to tally at least six tackles for the first time since last season's Oklahoma game, snapping a 10-game streak. He finished with three tackles, tying his career low established in last season's Oklahoma game.

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