Nov. 24, 2012
RV/NR/NR BAYLOR (6-5, 3-5) 52, NR/RV/NR TEXAS TECH (7-5, 4-5) 45
COWBOYS STADIUM ARLINGTON, TEXAS
NOV. 24, 2012 ATTENDANCE: 44,168
Today's matchup was the 71st meeting in the series. Texas Tech still leads 36-34-1 in the series. BU and TTU are 2-2 in neutral site games.
Eddie Lackey, Lanear Sampson and Aaron Jones served as captains vs. Texas Tech.
With the win, Baylor becomes bowl eligible for a third straight season.
Baylor is now 9-10 in November games in the Art Briles era.
Saturday's game was the 22nd time in the last 23 games and the 15th consecutive in which Baylor has played on national television.
Baylor is now 8-23 when trailing at the half during the Briles era (2-4 this season).
Baylor has now beaten Texas Tech in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 1986 and '87 seasons.
In 6 wins this season, Baylor has a +13 turnover margin; in 5 losses, Baylor's turnover margin is -9 (-1.8/game; 13 giveaways, 4 takeaways).
Baylor is now 14-2 when forcing 2+ turnovers during DC Phil Bennett's two seasons (won first 11 such games during Bennett's tenure, 3-2 since).
Baylor has scored 30+ points in 16 of its last 18 games.
Baylor has now scored 31 TDs on drives of 2 minutes or less (1 vs. Texas Tech).
The Baylor defense now has at least one interception in five straight games and eight games this season.
Baylor has scored in the first quarter in 10 of 11 contests this season.
With 674 yards of offense in the game, the Bears have had at least 400 yards of offense in every game and over 600 yards in five games.
Baylor's 398 yards of offense in the first half were the most in any half this year. It marked the 11th time that the Bears have been over 300 yards in a half this season.
Baylor won the time of possession battle (32:48-27:22) for only the second time this season. BU also won the previous game (Kansas on Nov. 3) in which it accomplished the feat.
Baylor's 3,943 passing yards this season are 2nd most in a single season in program history (4,569 in 2011).
Baylor's 6,330 yards of total offense this season are the 2nd most in program history (7,632 in 2011).
Baylor now has three defensive touchdowns this year of over 50 yards with Eddie Lackey's 55-yard TD interception return.
Baylor's defense had four takeaways in a game for the first time since recording four in the win over Sam Houston State (Sept. 15, 2012). It is the Bears' fifth game this season with at least three takeaways.
Baylor played its first overtime game of the season and its first OT game since 31-30 win at Kansas on Nov. 12, 2011. BU is 2-0 in OT games under Art Briles.
WR Terrance Williams had 175 receiving yards on 7 receptions -- it is the eighth time this season he was had over 100 receiving yards.
Williams' 175-yards receiving makes him the Baylor single-season leader in receiving yards (1,693), passing Kendall Wright's 2011 mark of 1,663.
Williams also moved into first on the Baylor-career chart with his 4,554 career all-purpose yards , passing Kendall Wright's 2011 mark of 4,479.
Williams is 2nd on the single-season all-purpose yard list with 1,707. He trails Wright's 2011 mark by 65 yards.
Williams is in 2nd on Baylor's single-season receptions list (89), trailing former Baylor All-American Kenndall Wright (108 -2011).
Williams claimed sole possession of 2nd on Baylor's single-season TD list (12) with a four-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.
Williams has now caught a touchdown pass in eight games this season and he now 27 TD receptions for his career, which is second-most in BU history.
QB Nick Florence ranks 3rd on Baylor's career passing yards list (5,817) and is in 2nd in career TD responsibility (50).
Florence had 396 yards passing. It is his eighth game of the season with over 300-yards passing.
Florence is 2nd on Baylor's single-season TD responsibility list (38).
Florence had a 4-yard rushing TD in the 3rd quarter, his 12th career rushing TD (8th of season).
S Sam Holl registered his 3rd interception of the season. That ties him with Joe Williams for most on the team.
RB Glasco Martin had a 1-yard TD run in the 1st quarter and a 4-yard run in the first overtime, giving him a team-high 10 rushing TDs this season.
Martin has at least two rushing touchdowns in three games this season.
RB Lache Seastrunk tallied 113 yards rushing in the first half for his second straight half with at least 100 yards.
LB Eddie Lackey recorded two interceptions for the first time in his career.
K Aaron Jones made 7 extra points and 1 field goal (22) to bring his program-record career total to 306 points.
Jones is 3rd on Baylor's single-season kicking points list (101).
C Ivory Wade made his team-leading 44th consecutive start.
IR Levi Norwood tallied his first touchdown catch of the season and the first of his career on a career-long reception of 39-yards in the first half.
WR Lanear Sampson posted his sixth touchdown reception of the year and 11th of his career with a 27-yard grab in the third quarter.
Sampson extended his reception streak to 41 consecutive games, tied for the 2nd-longest active streak nationally.