|12/12 BAYLOR (5-0, 2-0) vs. NR/NR IOWA STATE (1-4, 0-2)
Oct. 19, 2013 | 6:00 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Floyd Casey Stadium (50,000)
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• Baylor welcomes Iowa State for its 90th Homecoming game on Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.
• Baylor currently owns a 9-game winning streak and has not lost since Nov. 10, 2012, at Oklahoma (third-longest active streak in the FBS). A win vs. ISU would tie school record for consecutive wins (10, 1936-37).
• Baylor leads the country in total and scoring offense, averaging 715.4 yards and 63.4 points per game.
• Baylor is looking to become bowl-eligible for the 4th consecutive year for the 1st time in school history.
• Baylor has won 7 straight at home and has not lost at "The Case" since Oct. 13, 2012, vs. TCU.
• Baylor is off to a 5-0 start for the first time since 1991. Baylor is seeking the 6th 6-0 start in program history and the first since 1980.
• Baylor owns a 2-0 record in Big 12 play. The only other time BU started 2-0 in Big 12 action was 2006. The Bears have never started 3-0 in conference action in the 16-year history of the Big 12.
• Baylor moved up to No. 12 in both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches poll, after its win over K-State. That is the highest AP rank for the Bears since 1991 when they were ranked 8th. Baylor is also the highest ranked Big 12 team in both polls for the first time ever.
• In home games, Baylor is 16-1 since 2011, 20-3 over the last 3+ seasons and 26-10 in the Art Briles era.
• Baylor is 2nd in the country and 1st in the Big 12 in passing offense, averaging 414.2 yards per game.
• Baylor is 4th in the country and 1st in the Big 12 in rushing offense, averaging 301.2 yards per game.
• Baylor and Iowa State will meet for the 11th time on Saturday. ISU leads the all-time series 6-5, but the Bears hold a 3-2 advantage in games played in Waco.
• Baylor is 42-43-4 all-time in Homecoming games and 1-1 in such contests vs. the Cyclones.
• Baylor ranks 24th in the country in total defense, surrendering only 346.0 yards per game.
• Baylor is 1 of only 2 teams (Fla. St.) in the country that is top-5 in total offense and top-25 in total defense.
• Baylor is playing its 64th and final season at historic Floyd Casey Stadium. BU moves to the $260 million riverfront Baylor Stadium in 2014.
• Baylor leads the NCAA in percentage of drives ending in a TD by scoring 42 TDs on 70 drives (.600). The starting offense has 48 drives that have resulted in 35 touchdowns (.729).
• Baylor leads the FBS by averaging 20.71 yards per completion.
• Baylor has won five straight Big 12 Conference games (ties school record from 2010).
• Baylor leads the country in team passing efficiency with a 221.36 rating.
• Baylor's defense is 4th in the FBS and 1st in the Big 12 in tackles for loss with 9.0 per game.
• Baylor's defense is 3rd in the nation and 1st in the Big 12 in red zone defense, giving up points only 58.8 percent of the time.
• Baylor's defense is limiting opposing offenses to 190.8 yards per game through the air. That total is 20th nationally and 2nd in the conference.
• Baylor's opponents are 2 of 14 (14.3%) on 4th down. That mark is 7th in the FBS and 1st in the Big 12.
• Baylor has posted at least 400 yards offense in 32 straight games and is averaging 601.3 yards per game since 2011. Both marks lead the nation.
• Baylor has completed 19 passes for 40 yards or longer this season, including 15 for TDs.
• Baylor's offense has topped 750 yards in 3 of the last 4 games and surpassed 600 yards in 6 of its last 8 (8-0 record in that span).
• Baylor is 35 of 63 (56%) on 3rd downs this year, which is 6th best in the country and leads the Big 12.
• Phil Bennett's defense has forced 2 or more turnovers in 9 of its last 12 games (Baylor's record is 10-2 in that span). BU is 19-2 when forcing 2+ turnovers during Bennett's 2+ seasons.
• Baylor's defense has 22 sacks over last 6 games (2 vs. K-State, 4 vs. WVU, 2 vs. ULM, 2 vs. Buffalo, 6 vs. Wofford and 6 in Holiday Bowl win over UCLA). BU is 21-4 over past 3+ years with 2 or more sacks in game. Baylor is 10th nationally and 2nd in Big 12 in sacks with 3.20/game.
• Baylor's defense ranks 6th in the country by averaging 6.40 3-and-outs per game.
• Baylor ranks 18th in the FBS and 3rd in Big 12 in scoring defense, giving up only 18.0 points per game.
• Baylor's QBs are ranked 11th in completion percentage in FBS at 69.4%. That mark leads the Big 12.
• Baylor team passing efficiency defense is 9th-best nationally and 2nd in the Big 12 at 99.10.
• Baylor ranks 21st in tackles for loss allowed and 1st in the Big 12, giving up only 4.40 per game.
• Baylor has outscored its opponent 220-44 in the 1st half of its 5 games this season.
• Baylor's offense has suffered just three 3-and-outs in 73 drives this season (leads nation).
• Baylor's combined 317 points scored in the first 5 games are the most over any 5-game stretch in school history and more total points than BU has scored in 61 of the last 68 full seasons.
• In the first 4 games of the year, BU notched 4 of the top-5 single game yardage totals in program history with 692 vs. Wofford, 781 vs. Buffalo and ULM and a school-record and Big 12 record 872 vs. WVU.
• The Bears posted the top-four scoring outputs in school history in the modern-era (post-WWII) in their first four games with 69 vs. Wofford, 70 vs. both Buffalo and ULM and 73 vs. West Virginia.
• Baylor was the first team to ever score 69 or more points in four consecutive games. (STATS)
• Baylor scored at least 28 points in 6 of the first 8 first-half quarters this season with its starters on the field (no other FBS team has scored 28 or more in more than 2 quarters).
• A total of 17 Baylor players earned preseason mention on various national award watch lists as well as All-America and All-Big 12 projections.
• Bryce Petty leads the nation in Pass Efficiency (230.6) and Yds/Comp (21.13).
• Petty leads Big 12 in Passing Yds (338.0) and Completion % (70.2).
• Lache Seastrunk: 128.6 Rush Yds/Gm (9th nationally, 1st Big 12); 8 TDs (10th nation, 1st Big 12).
• Seastrunk has 8 100-yard rushing games in last 9.
• Junior Antwan Goodley is 2nd nationally and 1st in Big 12 with 135.8 receiving yards/game.
• Senior Tevin Reese is 7th in FBS and 2nd in Big 12 with 121.8. Both are on Biletnikoff watch list.
• Goodley and Reese rank 11th in NCAA & lead Big 12 with 6 TDs in 2013. Goodley has 6-game TD reception streak, which is nation's 3rd longest streak.
• Reese ranks 4th in receptions (172), 3rd in yards (2,844) and 3rd in TDs (22) in BU history.
• Reese has scored 20 of his 22 career TD receptions from 40+ yards. He averages 53.38 yards per career TD reception. Reese has 7-game TD reception streak, which is nation's 2nd longest active streak.
• RB Glasco Martin has 4 rushing TDs in 2013 (had 15 in 2012, the 2nd-most in BU history). He has 22 for his career, which ranks tied for 6th all-time at BU.
• DE Shawn Oakman is 8th in NCAA with 1.8 TFLs per game.
• DE Chris McAllister is 8th on school career sacks list with 11.0.
• DE Terrance Lloyd is .5 sacks shy of cracking BU's top 10 list with 9.0.
• WR Levi Norwood has caught a pass in 19 consecutive games.
• S Terrell Burt won the Big 12's Defensive POW after ULM game. Career-high 7 tackles (4 solo) and INT (returned 63 yards for TD).
• PK Aaron Jones is 42-for-42 on PATs in `13. BU's career leader in scoring with 375 pts. and FG made (47).
• Jones boasts NCAA's longest active streak of 149 straight made PATs (school record). 234 career made PATs is 19 shy of NCAA all-time record (Art Carmody, Louisville, 253).
BRILES' SYSTEM IS AMERICA'S TOP OFFENSE
Baylor leads the country in total offense (715.4 ypg.), scoring offense (63.4 ppg.) and passing efficiency (221.36). The Bears are the only team in the country to be ranked in the top 10 for both passing (2nd, 414.2) and rushing offense (4th, 301.2). Baylor's offensive machine has ranked among the nation's top two offenses in each of the past three seasons, the only school to achieve the feat.
BAYLOR SCORING AT LIGHTNING PACE
The Bears have scored 32 of their 40 offensive TDs this season in under two minutes, including 16 in under one minute. BU is averaging 5.6 plays per scoring drive in 2013 with an average length of 66.5 yards and an average time of 1:38.
THE NATION'S MOST BALANCED OFFENSE
Despite scoring quick touchdowns in its first five games, Baylor has continued to establish its run game in order to set up the pass play. The Bears have 238 rushes on the season and only 144 passes. Baylor is the nation's only team to rank among the top 25 in both rushing and passing in each of the last four years.
NINE-GAME WINNING STREAK
Baylor upped its win streak to nine with its road win at Kansas State. The Bears won the final three regular-season games in 2012 as well as a decisive 49-26 victory over No. 17 UCLA in the Holiday Bowl. Three of the nine wins in the streak have come over top 25 teams (No. 1 Kansas State, No. 24 Oklahoma State and No. 17 UCLA). Baylor last ran off nine-straight wins in 2011-12. The Bears haven't won 10 in a row since the school-record streak that spanned 1936 and 1937. The current streak is the third-longest nationally and tied for second-longest in school history.
OFFENSE FLEXING ITS MUSCLE
Baylor has seven quarters this season in which it has scored 28 or more points. That number equals the number of times the Bears scored 28+ points in a quarter in their 1,137 all-time games entering the year.
BEARS START FAST
BU has scored first in four of its five games this year to help it outscore its opponents by a combined total of 129-20 in the opening quarter. BU has got on the scoreboard in the 1st quarter in 21 of its last 22 games dating back to Nov. 19, 2011.
400 YARDS - COMMONPLACE FOR BAYLOR OFFENSE
Baylor has racked up over 400 yards of offense in 32 straight games. That is currently the nation's longest active streak and 14 more than the next closest school (Texas A&M, 18). The last time BU failed to reach the 400-yard plateau was Nov. 20, 2010 vs. Oklahoma (361). Under Briles, Baylor has had more than 400 yards of offense in 48 of 68 games. Since the start of the 2011 season, the Bears have had 31 games with over 400 yards of total offense, which is the most in the country in that time period.
DEFENSIVE SCORING BOLSTERS POTENT OFFENSIVE ATTACK
The Bears have four defensive touchdowns in 2013 with three interception return touchdowns and one fumble return for a TD. In three seasons under Bennett, Baylor has scored 11 defensive TDs, after combining for four defensive TDs in the three seasons prior to his arrival.
BEARS GET DEFENSIVE ON FOURTH DOWNS
Baylor's opponents are just two of 14 on fourth down this year, meaning the Bears are giving up fourth-down conversion at only a 14 percent clip. That ranks tied for seventh nationally and second in the Big 12. BU also ranks tied for 26th nationally and third in Big 12 with a 33 percent (29 of 87) conversion rate against it on third down.
Baylor's defense under coordinator Phil Bennett has demonstrated a knack for making big plays at key moments to contribute to the Bears winning ways over the past three seasons. In two-plus years under Bennett, Baylor's D has recorded at least one takeaway in 27 of 31 games - a total of 65 takeaways (41 interceptions, 24 fumbles recovered). Fifty-four of those 65 takeaways have come over the last 22 games, an average 2.5 per game (Baylor is 18-4 during that stretch). Overall under Bennett, Baylor is 19-2 when recording two or more takeaways. This year, BU has forced 11 takeaways (seven INTs, four fumbles).
BAYLOR'S DISRUPTING D
Baylor's defense ranks fourth nationally in tackles for loss, averaging 9.0 per game, while individually Shawn Oakman is eighth in the country with 1.8 TFLs per game. The Bears have totaled 45 stops behind the line of scrimmage for 150 yards in total losses - including 16 sacks for -81 yards, which ranks 10th nationally and second in the Big 12 Conference.
STARTING OFFENSE IS WELL-OILED MACHINE
Baylor's starting offense has had 48 drives that have resulted in 35 touchdowns, one field goal, seven punts, one turnover on downs, one interception and three fumbles (three End Of Halfs and 4 defensive TDs not included).