Nov. 30, 2013
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9/8/9 BAYLOR (10-1, 7-1) 41, NR/NR/NR TCU (4-8, 2-7) 38
AMON G. CARTER STADIUM FORT WORTH, TEXAS
NOV. 30, 2013 ATTENDANCE: 43,568
Today's matchup was the 109th meeting in the all-time series. Baylor is now 51-51-7 all-time against TCU, including a 2-2 record under Art Briles, and a 18-21-1 record in Fort Worth with Baylor's first win in Fort Worth since Oct. 1, 1994 (42-18) -- BU lost in 2007 and 2010 in last two meetings in Fort Worth.
Baylor has won 14 of its last 15 games and is 10-1 for the first time since 1980 when BU started 10-1.
Baylor has 7 wins in league play during a season for just the second time in program history -- only other time was BU's 8-0 mark in Southwest Conference play in 1980.
Baylor is 14-2 in the months of Nov. and Dec. since 2011 (5-2 vs. ranked teams).
Baylor has now won 3 Big 12 road games for the first time in program history -- the Bears had only won 2 Big 12 road games in a season one other time (2010).
Baylor has won 10 of its last 11 Big 12 games -- a feat never accomplished before by BU in the Big 12.
Baylor tied a program record for wins in a season with 10 -- it's only happened 2 other times in its 111-year history (1980, 2011).
Baylor's 609 points scored this season broke the school record set in 2011 and its 82 total touchdowns broke 2011's school record.
Baylor and Oklahoma State are the nation's only schools with football, men's basketball and women's basketball ranked in the AP top 20 (BU is No. 9 FB, No. 18 MBB, No. 9 WBB -- OSU is No. 7 FB, No. 5 MBB, No. 19 WBB).
Prince Kent and Terrance Lloyd served as captains vs. TCU.
With 370 yards of total offense in the game, the Bears' nation-longest streak of games with at least 400 yards of total offense ended at 37 straight games dating back to Dec. 29, 2011.
Baylor's 4,025 passing yards and 31 passing TDs rank 3rd each in Baylor history.
Baylor's 6,976 yards of total offense this season are 3rd-most in any season in BU history.
Baylor's 5 PATs in the game moved the new program single-season record to 81 PATs made -- the previous record was set in 2011 (75).
Baylor's defense has 15 interceptions this season, while only allowing 19 passing TDs.
Baylor is outscoring opponents 384-107 in the first half this season (34.9 to 9.7 is average half score).
Baylor's opponents are 6-for-26 (23.1%) on 4th down, which was the second-best mark in FBS entering the day.
Baylor's starting defensive unit has given up just 26 TDs through 10 games.
Baylor has trailed for just 82:09 over the last 13 games (780 total minutes) dating back to 2012 (12-1 during that span).
Baylor's defense under Phil Bennett has forced 2 or more turnovers in 13 of its last 18 games (Baylor's record is 15-3 in that span and is 23-2 when forcing 2+ TOs).
Baylor's 89 tackles for loss are 7 shy of tying the program record set in 1978.
Baylor's 31 sacks are 9 shy of tying the program record set in 1992 and rank tied for 5th-most in BU history.
Baylor has scored 30+ points in 28 of its last 31 games and 40+ points in 23 of its last 28 games.
Baylor's 17-play scoring drive to start the game was the longest scoring drive of season - passed 16-play FG drive at Kansas that also ended with 30-yard field goal.
Baylor's 10:50 time of possession in the 1st quarter was the 2nd-most in any quarter this season. Only time Bears had more in a quarter was when they were running out clock in 4th quarter against Texas Tech (11:48).
Baylor's 2 INT return TDs mark the 6th time in program history that BU has had 2 INT return touchdowns in the same game - first time since Sept. 21, 2013 vs. ULM; vs. Southern Illinois, 2001; vs. Rice, 1956; at Houston, 1987; at Texas, 1989; vs. Southern Illinois, 2001.
QB Bryce Petty completed 19-of-38 passes for 206 yards and 2 TDs. He's thrown for 200+ yards and at least 2 TDs in all 11 career starts.
Petty on Baylor single-season lists: 3rd passing yards (3,557), 3rd passing TDs (28), 3rd TD responsibility (39), t-6th rushing TDs (11) and 4th total offense (3,725).
Petty broke Robert Griffin III's school record (209) for consecutive attempts without an interception, setting the new mark at 229 before throwing an INT in 3rd quarter.
In his first appearance since Nov. 7 vs. OU, RB Lache Seastrunk had a career-high 24 carries for 94 yards.
In his first appearance since Nov. 7 vs. OU, RB Glasco Martin had 17 carries for 69 yards.
With 1 carry for 7 yards, RB Shock Linwood has 848 yards on the season, surpassing Robert Griffin III's Baylor freshman record of 843 rushing yards in 2008.
PK Aaron Jones extended his NCAA record for career PATs made to 267.
Jones made 5 extra points and 2 field goals to bring his program-record career total to 435 points, moving him into 3rd place all-time in NCAA career kicking points. He passed Penn State's Kevin Kelly (2005-08, 425 points) and Louisville's Art Carmody (2004-07, 433 points), and is now 4 shy of 2nd place (Kyle Brotzman, Boise State, 439 points, 2007-10) and 31 shy of 1st place (Dustin Hopkins, Florida State, 466 points, 2009-12).
Jones has now made a school-record 182 consecutive PATs.
Jones has tied his Baylor record for PATs made in a season -- 75 in 2011 -- and surpassed his own program record of single-season consecutive PATs made - he went 71-for-71 in 2012 - as he is 75-for-75 this season. He is 2 more perfect PATs away from tying the NCAA single-season mark for a perfect PAT season set by Louisville's Art Carmody in 2004 (77-for-77).
IR Levi Norwood has a team-high streak of 25 straight games with at least one reception.
Over his last 4 games, Norwood has 23 catches, 400 yards, 5 TD catches and a punt return TD.
IR Clay Fuller had his second TD catch of the season and of his career.
S Orion Stewart made his first career interception and returned it 82 yards for a TD -- the 9th-longest interception return in Baylor history.
TE Jordan Najvar set career highs with 4 receptions for 27 yards.
LB Eddie Lackey notched his 6th career interception (2nd this season) and third career INT return for a TD (first this season -- 54 yards).
CB Xavien Howard recorded his first career forced fumble in his 11th game.
S Terrell Burt record his second interception of the season and of his career.