Dec. 28, 2012
RV/NR/NR BAYLOR (8-5) 49, 17/19/17 UCLA (9-5) 26
QUALCOMM STADIUM SAN DIEGO, CALIF.
DEC. 27, 2012 ATTENDANCE: 55,507
Tonight's matchup was the first time Baylor and UCLA ever played in football, and it was Baylor's first bowl game in the state of California.
Nick Florence, Eddie Lackey, Gary Mason Jr. and Lanear Sampson served as captains vs. UCLA.
Baylor appeared in a bowl game for the third straight season for the first time in program history.
Baylor won bowl games in consecutive seasons for the second time in program history (1985 Liberty Bowl, 1986 Bluebonnet Bowl; 2011 Alamo Bowl, 2012 Holiday Bowl).
Baylor's 25 wins over the last three seasons are the most over a three-year span in program history (7 in 2010, 10 in 2011, 8 in 2012).
Baylor made its 19th bowl appearance, and the Bears are 10-9 all-time in bowl games.
Baylor is unbeaten in its last three games vs. ranked foes, after starting the year 0-3. Briles is 7-17 vs. ranked foes at BU.
Baylor is 4-1 in December games under Briles.
Baylor is now 11-1 in November and December games over the last two years.
Baylor is 4-3 in neutral site games under Briles.
Thursday's game was the 24th time in the last 25 games and the 17th consecutive in which Baylor has played on national television.
Baylor is now 25-5 when leading at the half during the Briles era (6-0 this season).
The 23-point margin of victory was the highest-ever by Baylor in a bowl game.
Baylor had a season-high 6.0 sacks, its most since recording 7.0 sacks vs. Washington State on Sept. 12, 2008.
Baylor's 35 points in the 1st half were 11 more than any UCLA opponent this season and the 2nd-most ever in a 1st half in the Holiday Bowl.
Baylor's 35 1st-half points were more than both teams combined to score in the 2011 Holiday Bowl (31; 21-10).
The 10 points Baylor allowed in the 1st half were its fewest allowed in a 1st half since limiting SMU to 3 points in the season opener.
Baylor scored in all 4 quarters and finished the season scoring in 47 of 52 quarters played, including 24 of its last 25.
Baylor scored in the 1st quarter in 12 of 13 contests this year and outscored opponents 138-104 for the season.
Baylor finished the season with 3,012 rushing yards, the 2nd-most in program history (3,063).
Baylor broke single-season records for rushing TDs (38) and total offense plays (1,072).
Baylor scored 40+ points in 10 of 13 games this season and the Bears have scored 30+ points in 18 of their last 20 games.
Baylor had 342 yards of offense in the first half. It marked the 13th time that the Bears have been over 300 yards in a half this season.
With 494 yards of offense in the game, the Bears had at least 400 yards of offense in every game this year.
Baylor scored 37 TDs on drives of 2 minutes or less this season (4 vs. UCLA).
WR Terrance Williams finished the season with 1,832 receiving yards and 1,846 all-purpose yards, both Baylor records.
Williams' 1,832 receiving yards were the 7th-most in NCAA FBS history and 2nd-most in Big 12 history.
Williams had a 48-yard catch in the 1st quarter, marking his FBS-leading 16th reception of 30+ yards this season.
Williams finished his career with 4,693 all-purpose yards, also a Baylor record.
QB Nick Florence broke the Baylor single-season passing yards record (4,309), passing Robert Griffin III (4,293 in 2011).
Florence's 4,857 yards of total offense were the 6th-most by a Big 12 player in a single season.
Florence finished his career with 6,932 yards of total offense, the 2nd-most in school history.
Florence had a 1-yard rushing TD in the 4th quarter, his 10th of the season, which tied for 6th-most in a season Baylor history.
RB Lache Seastrunk had a 44-yard rushing TD in the 2nd quarter, his 7th of the season.
Seastrunk finished the season averaging 7.725 yards per rush, breaking Baylor's single-season yards-per-rush record (was 6.728 by Darrell Bush in 1997).
Seastrunk had 1,012 rushing yards for the season, becoming the 9th single-season 1,000-yard rusher in Baylor history -- 831 of those yards came in the last 6 games.
Seastrunk tallied 138 rushing yards. It was his 4th straight game with over 100 yards and the 5th time he went over 100 rushing yards in a game this season.
WR Lanear Sampson extended his reception streak to 43 consecutive games, tied for the 2nd-longest active streak nationally.
WR Tevin Reese had a 55-yard TD catch in the 2nd quarter, his 9th receiving TD of the season and 16th of his career.
Reese has had 14 of 16 career touchdown receptions go for 40 yards or more, including 8 of 9 in 2012.
Reese finished the season with 957 receiving yards, tied for the 5th-most in a single season in Baylor history and his 9 receiving TDs were 5th-most in Baylor history.
Reese's 16 career receiving TDs rank 6th on Baylor's career chart.
RB Glasco Martin had 3 rushing TDs in the game, which tied the 2nd-most ever in a Holiday Bowl -- his 15 rushing TDs this year were the 2nd-most in a season in BU history.
Martin had at least one rushing touchdown in 9 of 13 games this season, and he tied a Baylor bowl game record with 21 rushing attempts (4 different players).
WR Antwan Goodley had his 2nd receiving TD of the season with an 8-yard TD catch in the 1st quarter.
DE Chris McAllister had 2.0 sacks and finished with a team-leading 6.0 sacks for the season (8.5 sacks in his career).
Jones finished the season with a school record 119 kicking points, marking the second straight year he's broken Baylor's single-season kicking points record.
Jones has now made 106 consecutive PATs, a school record.
C Ivory Wade made his team-leading 46th consecutive start.