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Baylor, Washington Postgame Notes




Dec. 30, 2011

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15/16/12 BAYLOR (10-3, 6-3) 67, NR/NR/NR WASHINGTON (7-6, 5-4) 56
ALAMODOME • SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
DEC. 29, 2011 • ATTENDANCE: 65,256

BOWL NOTES
• The 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl was the 18th bowl appearance in Baylor’s 110-year football history.
• Baylor appeared in a bowl game in consecutive years for the first time since 1991-92.
• Baylor is 9-9 in 18 previous bowl appearances.
• Baylor won a bowl game for the first time since the 1992 John Hancock Bowl, a 20-15 victory Arizona in the last game of the Grant Teaff era.
• Baylor is 4-5 all-time in bowl games in the state of Texas, including a loss in its only other Alamo Bowl appearance in 1994.
• Baylor is 19-13 all-time in the month of December.
• Head coach Art Briles made his fifth bowl appearance as head coach (1-4 overall); he was 0-3 in three bowl trips as Houston head coach (2003 Hawai`i, 2005 Fort Worth, 2006 Liberty) and 1-1 as Baylor head coach (2010 Texas, 2011 Alamo).
• Baylor set school bowl records for points in a quarter, half and a game.
• Washington’s 28 points scored in the second quarter are the most by a Baylor opponent in a bowl game.
• The 43 combined third-quarter points set a Valero Alamo Bowl record.
• Baylor’s 67 points are the most scored by a team in FBS bowl history (previous was 66 by Nebraska in 2000 Alamo Bowl).
• Baylor and Washington established a FBS bowl record for most combined points (123) in a regulation bowl game (previous was 2001 GMAC Bowl; Marshall and East Carolina were tied 51-51 before heading into overtime).
• Baylor and Washington established a FBS bowl record for most combined yards of total offense with 1,397, shattering the previous mark of 1,211 total yards set in the 2005 Insight Bowl.
• Baylor established a FBS bowl record for most yards of total offense with 777, shattering the previous mark of 718 total yards set by Arizona State in the 1972 Fiesta Bowl.
• Baylor’s 482 rushing yards are the third-most in a bowl game, behind only Nebraska (524 in 1996 Fiesta) and Texas A&M (486, 1977 Bluebonnet).
• Baylor’s 9.3 rushing average ties a FBS bowl record with Colorado State (9.3, 39 for 362 in 2008 New Mexico Bowl) and Texas Tech (39 for 361 in 1995 Copper Bowl).
• Thursday’s attendance of 65,256 is the 5th-largest crowd in Valero Alamo Bowl history and the largest since 2007.
• The 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl (65,256) featured the 4th-largest crowd to attend a Baylor bowl game, behind only the 1980 Cotton (74,281), 1975 Cotton (68,500) and 2010 Texas (68,211).

MISCELLANEOU­S NOTES
• Baylor’s 18-point comeback was the third-largest second-half comeback in program history.
• Baylor posted its second 10-win season in school history and tied the school record for most wins in a season (1980, 10-2).
• Baylor closed the season on a 6-game winning streak, the longest since a 6-game winning streak during the final five games of 1986 and the first game of 1987.
• Baylor finished the season 3-3 away from Floyd Casey Stadium this season, while posting a perfect 7-0 mark at home.
• Baylor had 3 100-yard rushers (Terrance Ganaway [200], Tevin Reese [101] and Jarred Salubi [101]) for first time since 1993 at SMU (John Henry [169], Bradford Lewis [101], Brandell Jackson [100])

TEAM NOTES
• Baylor eclipsed 700 yards of total offense for the first time in program history. Baylor’s school-record 777 yards of total offense is its 7th game with 600+ yards of total offense in the 2011 season.The Bears had only 7 games with 600+ yards of total offense in their previous 109 seasons, including 2 in 2010. 9 of Baylor’s 14 600-yard games have been in the Art Briles era.
• Baylor’s 67 points are the 6th-most in a single game in school history.
• The 29 third-quarter points are the second-most scored in a quarter in school history (35 in first quarter at San Jose State, 1994) and the most scored in the third quarter.
• Baylor is 6-0 this season when out-rushing its opponent (19-7 in Briles era) and 10-1 when rushing for 100+ yards as a team.
• Baylor has scored 40+ points in 9 of 13 games this season and is 9-0 when scoring at least 40 points.
• Baylor has scored 30+ points in 11 of 13 games this season and is 10-1 when scoring at least 30 points.
• Baylor’s 17 wins over the last two seasons are its most over a two-year span since it won 18 games in 1985 (9) and 1986 (9).
• Baylor extended its takeaway streak to 13 games with a Rodney Chadwick fumble recovery in the third quarter.
• Baylor tied a single-game school record with 482 rushing yards (482 yards at SMU, 1993).
• Baylor set a single-game school record with 8 rushing TDs (previous mark was 6 vs. Rice, 2007).
• Baylor’s 3,062 rushing yards in 2011 are the second-most in school history (1 of 2 3,000-yard rushing seasons).
• Baylor set a single-season school record with 37 rushing TDs (previous was 30 in 1980 and 1993).
• Baylor set a single-season school record with 1,000 total plays of total offense, shattering previous mark of 939 set in 2010.
• Baylor increased its school-record totals for passing yards (4,569), passing TDs (40), yards of total offense (7,632) and first down (377).

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• The 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl was the final collegiate game for 14 Baylor seniors — C Philip Blake, LB Elliot Coffey, WR Thomas Draper, RB Terrance Ganaway, OL Robert T. Griffin, NT Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, OG John Jones, WR Travis McClain, PK Ben Parks, LB Reggie Rice, DT Tracy Robertson, TE Bryan Swindoll, RB Isaac Williams and IR Kendall Wright.
• Senior C Philip Blake made his 38th consecutive start, junior RT Ivory Wade his 33rd consecutive start and junior QB Robert Griffin III his 26 consecutive start.
• All-Big 12 RB Terrance Ganaway’s 89-yard run TD in the third quarter is the longest in school history and the longest in Alamo Bowl history. It is Baylor’s second-longest play of the season and the longest offensive play.
• Ganaway is the first Baylor player to surpass the 1,500-yard rushing mark in a single season. Ganaway finished his senior season with a school-record 1,547 yards.
• Ganaway became the ninth player in school history to surpass the 2,000-yard career rushing mark. Ganaway concluded his career ranked 9th in school history with 2,042 career rushing yards.
• Ganaway set the Baylor single-season record for scoring with 132 total points, breaking the 90-year-old record held by Wesley Bradshaw (119 in 1921).
• Ganaway posted his 6th 100-yard rushing game of the season — the second-most in a single season in school history.
• Ganaway posted his 3rd career 200-yard rushing game — all during the 2001 season. He is the only player in school history with multiple 200-yard rushing games.
• Ganaway tied a single-game school record with 5 rushing touchdowns (Jonathan Golden vs. Samford, 2002).
• Ganaway finished the 2011 season with 21 rushing TDs — the first 20-TD season in school history. Ganaway scored a school-record 22 total touchdowns (21 rush, 1 rec) in 2011.
• Ganaway’s 1,599 all-purpose yards in 2011 are the second-most in a single season to only Wright’s 1,774 all-purpose yards.
• RB Jarred Salubi posted his second career 100-yard rushing game.
• IR Tevin Reese posted his career-first 100-yard rushing game, rushing for a career-high 101 yards.
• Reese set a career-long with a 78-yard rush, the third rush of 70+ yards by Baylor this season.
• Reese moved up to 15th in school history with 1,278 career receiving yards.
• Baylor is 8-0 this season when RG3 doesn’t thrown an interception (16-10 career) and 2-3 when he does (7-8 career).
• QB Robert Griffin III, the Baylor single-game, single-season and career record-holder in passing yards, is the first quarterback in school history to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a single season. Griffin III finished the 2011 season with a school-record 4,293 passing yards. Prior to RG3’s back-to-back record-setting seasons, the single-season passing record was held by Blake Szymanski (2,844 yards in 2007).
• Griffin III tied J.J. Joe (1990-93) as the winningest starting quarterback in program history with his 23rd career victory. RG3 is 23-17 all-time as Baylor’s starting QB; Joe was 23-15-1 as Baylor’s starting QB in four seasons.
• Griffin III moved up to 5th in school history with 2,254 career rushing yards.
• Griffin III’s 33 career rushing TDs are the second-most in school history.
• IR Kendall Wright’s 14 receiving TDs are a Baylor single-season record.
• Wright has recorded a reception in all 50 games of his career.
• Wright has caught at least one TD in 10 of 13 games this season, including the last four.
• All-American duo of Griffin III and Wright form the most prolific QB/WR tandem in Baylor history. 27 of Wright’s 30 career TDs have been thrown by RG3.
• T. Williams’ 59 receptions in 2011 are the 8th-most in a single season in school history.
• T. Williams’ 957 receiving yards in 2011 are the 4th-most in a single season in school history.
• T. Williams became the 11th receiver in school history to eclipse the career 100-reception mark. He has 105 career receptions — 11th-most in school history.
• T. Williams moved up to 9th in school history with 1,502 career receiving yards.
• T. Williams moved up to 9th in school history with 2,844 career all-purpose yards.
• Wright finished the 2011 season with school records for receptions (108) and receiving yards (1,663); he concluded his career with schools records for receptions (302) and receiving yards (4,004).
• WR Lanear Sampson has recorded a reception in 30 consecutive games — the second-longest streak on the team behind Wright.
• PK Aaron Jones’ 42-yard FG before the half was his sixth career FG as time expired in the first half.
• Jones moved up to 4th in school history with 208 career points — the 3rd-most among kicks in Baylor history.


 

 

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