Nov. 28, 2009
TEXAS TECH (8-4, 5-3) 20, BAYLOR (4-8, 1-7) 13
COWBOYS STADIUM ARLINGTON, TEXAS
NOV. 28, 2009 ATTENDANCE: 71,964
Baylor and Texas Tech met for the 68th time, but Saturday was the first time the game was played at a neutral site.
Texas Tech leads the all-time series 35-32-1.
Baylor has lost 14 straight games to Texas Tech. The last time the Bears beat the Red Raiders was a 9-7 victory in 1995.
Saturday was the final game for 21 Baylor seniors, including All-American Joe Pawelek and All-Big 12 honorees Jordan Lake, Jason Lamb and J.D. Walton.
The attendance (71,964) was the largest in the 68-year history of the Baylor vs. Texas Tech series.
Baylor played its first-ever game in Arlington and now holds a 41-46-5 record in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Baylor has not scored a first-quarter touchdown in seven of its eight Big 12 games this season. BU has scored only four first-half touchdowns in Big 12 play this season.
Baylor has been outscored 156-36 in the first half in eight Big 12 games this season.
Baylor led at halftime of a Big 12 game for the first time this season.
The three points allowed in the first half were the fewest by a Baylor defense since allowing three against Iowa State on Oct. 11, 2008.
Texas Tech was held without a touchdown in the first half for just the second time in its last 29 games.
Baylor is 3-1 this season when leading at the half.
Baylor rushed for 106 yards, breaking a string of seven straight games behind held under the century mark.
Baylor forced multiple turnovers for the fourth time overall and the second time in Big 12 play this season.
Baylor has produced only seven turnovers in eight Big 12 games this season.
Baylor held Texas Tech to its second-lowest point total (20) in its last 30 games.
Baylor is 2-15 in the Briles era when allowing 20+ first downs.
Baylor fell to 0-7 when scoring less than 20 points.
LB Joe Pawelek tied a school record by starting his 45th consecutive game. Maurice Lane also had a 45-game streak that ran from 2002 to 2005.
RG James Barnard, FS Jordan Lake and C J.D. Walton all started their 36th consecutive games.
LB Antonio Jones started his 24th consecutive game.
IR Kendall Wright has caught at least one pass in each game of his career, a 24-game streak.
Wright's 65 receptions this season rank third most in a single season in school history.
TE Justin Akers has caught at least one pass in 15 consecutive games.
Gettis has caught at least one pass in 13 consecutive games.
Gettis' 57-yard reception in the first quarter was the second longest by a Bear this season.
QB Blake Szymanski's 1-yard rushing TD was the fourth of his career and first since a 39-yard TD run at Buffalo on Sept. 22, 2007.
Lake recorded the ninth forced fumble of his career in the third quarter.
PK Dary Stone set a new career long with a 40-yard field goal in the third quarter. His previous best was 35 yards.
Gettis now ranks seventh in Baylor school history with 1,555 career receiving yards. Wright ranks 12th with 1,365 receiving yards.
Gettis (116) and Wright (115) rank eighth and ninth, respectively, on Baylor's career receptions list.
Pawelek has seven-plus tackles in 22 of his last 24 games.
Pawelek recorded 12 tackles for the 17th double-digit total of his career and the fourth this season.
Pawelek's 422 career tackles are the most of any active player in Division I FBS.
KOR Terrance Williams moved into third place on the school's single-season kickoff return yards list with 746 yards. He also moved into seventh place with 625 kickoff return yards in a single season.
RB Jay Finley moved into 18th place all-time at Baylor with 1,434 career rushing yards.
Szymanski moved into seventh place on Baylor's career passing yards list with 4,162. He also moved into fifth place with 678 attempts, third place with 387 completions and eighth with 4,221 total yards.