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No. 23 Football Hosts Buffalo in Non-Conference Matchup


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23/RV BAYLOR (1-0) vs. NR/NR BUFFALO (0-1)
Sept. 7, 2013 | 2:30 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Floyd Casey Stadium (50,000)

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Date Sat., Sept. 7 | 2:30 p.m. CT
Location Waco, Texas | Floyd Casey (50,000)
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BAYLOR-BUFFALO SERIES
Series Baylor leads, 2-0
In Waco Baylor leads, 1-0
In Buffalo Baylor leads, 1-0
Neutral Never Met
First Meeting Sept. 22, 2007 - Baylor, 34-21
Last Meeting Sept. 11, 2010 - Baylor, 34-6
23/RV BAYLOR BEARS
Record 1-0, 0-0 Big 12
Ranking 23 (AP), RV (Coaches)
Last Game Aug. 31, 2013 (def. Wofford, 69-3)
Head Coach Art Briles (Texas Tech, 1979)
Career: 68-58 (11th season)
BU Record: 34-30 (6th season)
NR/NR BUFFALO BULLS
Record 0-1
Ranking NR (AP), NR (Coaches)
Last Game Aug. 31, 2013 (lost to Ohio St. 40-20)
Head Coach Jeff Quinn (Elmhurst, 1984)
Career: 9-28 (4th season)
UB Record: 9-28 (4th season)

STORYLINES
• Baylor continues a 4-game homestand by hosting Buffalo on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on FSN.
• Baylor currently owns a 5-game winning streak and has not lost since Nov. 10, 2012, at Oklahoma.
• Baylor has won 9 straight non-conference games, the last loss was in the 2010 Texas Bowl vs. Illinois. The Bears are 15-3 vs. non-Big 12 opponents over the last 5 seasons (13-2 excluding bowl games).
• Baylor is playing its 64th and final season at historic Floyd Casey Stadium. BU moves to the $260 million riverfront Baylor Stadium in 2014.
• In home games, Baylor is 13-1 since 2011, 17-3 over the last 3 seasons and 23-10 in the Art Briles era.
Phil Bennett's defense has forced 2 or more turnovers in 7 of its last 8 games (Baylor's record is 6-2 in that span). BU is 16-2 when forcing 2+ turnovers during Bennett's 2+ seasons.
• Baylor has won 4 straight at home and has not lost at "The Case" since Oct. 13, 2012, vs. TCU.
• Baylor's defense has tallied 12 sacks over its last 2 games (6 in opening win over Wofford and 6 in Holiday Bowl win over UCLA). BU is 17-4 over the past 3+ years when having 2 or more sacks in a game.
• Baylor's offense has topped 600 yards in 3 of the last 4 games (4-0 in that span).
• Baylor has scored in the 1st quarter in 17 of its last 18 games dating back to Nov. 19, 2011.
• Baylor scored in all 4 quarters vs. Wofford and has now scored in 28 of its last 29 quarters played.
• Baylor has scored 30+ points in 18 of its last 20 games and 40+ points in 16 of those contests.
• Baylor is 13-4 in September games under Briles.
• Baylor is 2-0 all-time vs. Buffalo and 1-0 vs. the Bulls under Briles. BU is 4-0 vs. current MAC members.
• Baylor leads the country in tackles for loss, after racking the 3rd-most in school history with up 15 vs. WC.
• Baylor is 4th in total offense, after tallying the 3rd-most yards (692) in program history to open the year.
• Baylor is 3rd in scoring offense, after putting up a Floyd Casey Stadium record 69 points last week.
• Baylor is 3rd in the country in passing defense, after allowing only 60 yards in the air to the Terriers.
• Baylor is 8th in scoring defense and 1 of 14 teams not to allow a TD, after only giving up 3 to Wofford.
• Baylor is 7th in the country in passing offense, after throwing for 411 yards vs. Wofford last week.
• Baylor notched the 7th-most first downs in the country with 32 vs. Wofford.
• Baylor's defense recovered two fumbles against the Terriers, which is 6th-most in the nation.

QUICK HITS
OFFENSE
• RB Lache Seastrunk has rushed for 100+ yards in a school-record 5 straight contests & is averaging 9.25 yards per carry in that stretch (81 rushes for 749 yards). He had 111 yards and 2 TDs vs. Wofford.
• WR Tevin Reese ranks 8th in receptions (154), 5th in yards (2,332) and T5th in TDs (17) in BU history. He had 5 catches for 97 yards and 1 TD last week.
• QB Bryce Petty ranks 6th in the FBS and 1st in the Big 12 with a passing efficiency of 215.9. He is also 23rd nationally and 3rd in the Big 12 with 312 passing yards.
• Jones currently leads the nation among active players with 116 consecutive PATs converted. That is a school record with Jones not having missed a PAT since Nov. 5, 2011.
• Jones and Seastrunk are tied for 19th in the country and 1st in the Big 12 in scoring with 12 points each.
• WR Antwan Goodley tied a career-high with 5 catches, while setting a career mark with 90 receiving yards against the Terriers.
• OG Cyril Richardson is 6-5, 340, benches 400 lbs. and squats 665. He is a preseason All-American.
• WR Robbie Rhodes is one of highest recruits in BU history. In high school, he had one game with 394 receiving yards and 8 TDs. In his Baylor debut, Rhodes had 2 catches for 18 yards.

DEFENSE
• Over last 2-plus seasons, CB Joe Williams has 26 PBUs; the rest of the defense has a combined 33 over that span. He had 2 vs. Wofford last week.
• DE Jamal Palmer filled up the stat sheet vs. Wofford with 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1.5 TFLs, 1 forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries.
• DE Chris McAllister sparked BU's defense early vs. WC returning an interception 25 yards for a TD. He also had 4 tackles and a sack in the game, after leading the Bears with 6 sacks a year ago.
• DE Shawn Oakman and CB Aiavion Edwards are 2nd in the country and 1st in the Big 12 with 3.5 TFLs.
• LB Bryce Hager is 23rd in the NCAA and 2nd in the Big 12 in total tackles with 12. He had his 7th career double-digit tackle game vs. the Terriers. Last season, Hager led the Big 12 in tackles (9.5 per game). Father, Britt, is former Texas All-American and Philadelphia Eagle.
• S Ahmad Dixon transitioned back to his orginal position, after serving as a nickelback in 2012 and had 8 tackles and 1.0 TFL vs. Wofford.

WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK
Baylor opened the season by dispatching of FCS-power Wofford, 69-3. The Bears scored 28 points in both the first and third quarters with a balanced attack to earn a victory in the season-opener for a third straight year. BU set or challenged a number of school and Floyd Casey Stadium records in the win.

• Baylor's 69 points were 4th-most in program history, most in Floyd Casey history & most in Briles era.
• Baylor's 66-point margin of victory was the 5th-highest in program history.
• Baylor's 692 yards of offense ranked 3rd in program single-game history.
• Baylor topped 600 yards of total offense for the 21st time in program history (16 times in Briles era).
• Baylor scored 28 points in both the 1st and 3rd quarters -- the Bears had scored 28+ points in a quarter just seven times in program history entering the game.
• Baylor's 28 1st-quarter points tied the 3rd-most in any quarter in program history -- the only time BU scored more in a 1st quarter was Sept. 10, 1994, at San Jose State (35).
• BU's 28 1st-quarter points tied the most in any quarter in Floyd Casey Stadium history (5th time) and were the most in a quarter at The Case since Oct. 3, 1992.
• Baylor's 38 1st-half points were its most since scoring a Floyd Casey Stadium-record 41 points in the 1st half vs. Northwestern State on Sept. 26, 2009.
• Baylor's 28 3rd-quarter points tied the most in any quarter in Floyd Casey Stadium history (6th time) and were one behind the school record of 29 3rd-quarter points vs. Washington in the 2011 Alamo Bowl.

WOFFORD WIN NOTABLES
• With 692 yards of offense in the game, the Bears have had at least 400 yards of total offense in 28 straight games dating back to Dec. 29, 2010.
• Baylor has now scored 60+ points in a game in 4 of the last 5 seasons -- prior to the Briles era, the Bears hadn't scored 60+ since 1942.
• BU scored 60+ points for the 12th time in program history (4th time in Briles era). BU is 11-1 in those games.
• Baylor has now scored in 75 straight games, the 2nd longest streak in school history (189, 1979-87).
• The attendance of 44,989 was the 2nd-largest opening day crowd in Floyd Casey Stadium history, trailing only 46,000 vs. Oklahoma in 1973.

PETTY EFFICIENT IN FIRST CAREER START
Bryce Petty (Midlothian, Texas) made the transition to starter very effectively vs. Wofford. He threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns on 19-of-24 passing. The multi-tooled Petty served as the backup to Robert Griffin III and Nick Florence the past two seasons. The junior had thrown just 14 passes in 11 career games played entering 2013, but has been through three seasons and four spring drills in the Baylor program since signing in 2009 and enrolling in January 2010. BU was one of just seven FBS programs that entered 2013 with no QB on its roster who has started a game. Petty was tabbed as a preseason All-Big 12 first-team performer by Phil Steele.

BAYLOR'S QUICK-STRIKE, BIG-PLAY OFFENSE
Baylor's offense picked up right where it left off in 2012, notching four TD drives under one minute and seven under two minutes against Wofford. The Bears also had two TD drives of three plays or less. In 2012, Baylor's dangerously quick offense scored nine touchdowns on one-play scoring drives and totaled 16 TD drives of three plays or fewer. The BU offense's average scoring drive was 2:01 on the season and it totaled 20 drives resulting in TDs of one minute or less and 42 TD drives of two minutes or less.


 

 

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