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Baylor, TCU Postgame Notes




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

MISCELLANEOU­S NOTES
• 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.

TEAM NOTES
• 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.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• 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.

 

 

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