Nov. 26, 2011
21/20/18 BAYLOR (8-3, 5-3) 66, NR/NR/NR TEXAS TECH (5-7, 2-7) 42
COWBOYS STADIUM • ARLINGTON, TEXAS
NOV. 26, 2011 • ATTENDANCE: 51,615
• Baylor collected its first 8-win season since 1991 (8-4).
• Baylor snapped its 15-game series losing streak to Texas Tech, posting a series win over the Red Raiders for the first time in the Big 12 era.
• Baylor has won five Big 12 games for the first time in program history; it is the first time Baylor has won five conference games for the first time since 1995 — its last season in the Southwest Conference (5-2).
• Baylor has won four straight conference games — its longest streak since a six-game win streak spanning 1986-87.
• Saturday was the 70th series meeting and the third time as part of the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Texas Tech holds a 36-33-1 all-time series advantage.
• Baylor is 1-1 all-time at Cowboys Stadium and 42-48-5 all-time in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
• Baylor’s 66 points are the most in a conference game in program history (previous high was 60 vs. Arkansas, 1922; previous Big 12 high was 55 vs. Kansas, 2010).
• Baylor’s 66 points are the most scored against Texas Tech in series history.
• Baylor’s 66 points are the second-most in the Art Briles era (68 vs. Northwestern State, 2009).
• The combined 108 points are the most scored in the 70 series meetings of the Baylor/Texas Tech rivalry (previous was 82 in 2001 — Texas Tech 63, Baylor 19).
• Saturday’s Baylor/Texas Tech game is the highest scoring college football game in Cowboys Stadium history.
• Baylor set a single-season record for yards of total offense, shattering last season’s record-setting total. Baylor has 6,344 yards of total offense through 11 games in 2011 (Baylor had 5,727 yards of total offense in 13 games in 2010).
• Baylor set a single-game record with 38 first downs, eclipsing the previous record of 37 set earlier this season vs. Iowa State.
• Baylor set a single-season record for first downs with 320, shattering last season’s record-setting total (309 in 2010).
• Baylor has six games of 600+ yards of total offense this season. The Bears had only eight games of 600+ yards in their previous 109 seasons. eight of Baylor’s 12 600-yard games have been in the Art Briles era.
• Baylor is 6-0 at home and 2-3 away from Floyd Casey Stadium this season.
• Baylor’s defense has forced at least one turnover in all 11 games this season.
• Baylor’s 102 total offensive plays are the second-most this season and the third-most in school history (BU ran school-record 105 plays at Oklahoma State).
• Baylor has won 12 Big 12 Conference games in the Art Briles era; Baylor won only 11 Big 12 games in the league’s first 12 years.
• Baylor is 5-0 this season when out-rushing its opponent (18-1 in the Briles era) and 8-1 when rushing for 100+ yards as a team.
• Baylor held Texas Tech to zero rushing yards in the first half, marking the first time it has held an opponent to zero rushing yards in a half since 2006 at Washington State (-8 in 2nd half).
• Baylor has scored 30+ points in 9 of 11 games this season, posting a 8-1 mark in those contests.
• Baylor is 14-0 when scoring 40+ points in the Art Briles era and 6-0 when scoring 50+ points.
• Baylor increased its single-season school record for passing yards to 3,954.
• Baylor has back-to-back 1,000-yard rushers for only the season time in school history:
1974: Steve Beaird (1,104)
1975: Cleveland Franklin (1,112)
2010: Jay Finley (1,218)
2011: Terrance Ganaway (1,195)
• RB Terrance Ganaway became the eighth player in program history to rush for 1,000+ yards in a single season. Ganaway’s 1,195 rushing yards in 2011 rank second on Baylor’s single-season rushing list behind only Jay Finley’s 1,218 yards in 2010.
• Ganaway rushed for a career-high 246 yards, becoming the first player in program to history to post multiple 200-yard rushing games
• Ganaway carried the ball for a school-record 42 times, breaking the previous mark of 39 by Gary Lacy in 1973 at Pittsburgh.
• Ganaway moved up to fifth on Baylor’s career rushing list with 2,351 rushing yards, passing Dennis Gentry (2,231) and Darrell Bush (2,249).
• Ganaway set the Baylor single-season record for rushing TDs (14), breaking the previous mark of 13 shared by Steve Beaird (1974) and Robert Griffin III (2008).
• Ganaway’s 21 career rushing TDs rank sixth on Baylor’s all-time list, one behind Jay Finley (22) for fifth place.
• DB Joe Williams’ 90-yard interception for a TD is Baylor’s longest play of the year and is Baylor’s first INT return for a TD since Ahmad Dixon’s 55-yard return earlier this season vs. Rice. It was Baylor’s third defensive TD of the season (Tevin Elliott had 86-yard fumble return vs. Iowa State).
• Williams’ 90-yard INT return — his first INT as a Baylor Bear — is the third-longest interception reception for a TD in school history and the longest since Howard Fields’s 95-yard return vs. TCU on Oct. 27, 1979.
• QB Robert Griffin III has thrown 34 TD passes that have totaled 1,219 yards (35.9 yards per TD).
• In 39 career games, RG3 has accounted for 77 plays of 30+ yards, including 45 for touchdowns (40 pass, 5 run). In addition, RG3 has tossed 28 passes of 50+ yards with 17 going for touchdowns, and 46 passes of 40+ yards (29 TDs).
• RG3 broke his own single-season record for yards of total offense and now has 4,290 yards of total offense for this season.
• With two rushing TDs against Texas Tech, RG3 become the third player in school history with 30+ rushing TDs. He ranks third all-time with 30 career rushing TDs.
• QB Nick Florence made his season debut in the second half.
• Florence threw his first TD pass of the season and his first since Nov. 14, 2009, against Texas.
• IR Kendall Wright has recorded a reception in all 48 games of his career.
• Wright set the Baylor single-season record for receiving TDs, breaking Melvin Bonner’s mark from 1992. Wright has 12 receiving TDs this season.
• Wright recorded his 18th career 100-yard receiving game and 8th of the season.
• WR Lanear Sampson has recorded a reception in 28 consecutive games — the second-longest streak on the team (behind Wright).
• WR Terrance Williams ranks third on Baylor’s single-season list with 10 receiving TDs.