Oct. 21, 2013
|6/5/8 BAYLOR (6-0, 3-0) vs. NR/NR/NR KANSAS (2-4, 0-3)
Oct. 26, 2013 | 6:00 p.m. CT
Lawrence, Kan. | Memorial Stadium (50,071)
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• Baylor travels to face Kansas in its second road game of the year on Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.
• Baylor owns a 10-game winning streak and has not lost since Nov. 10, 2012, at Oklahoma (3rd-longest streak in FBS). A win vs. KU would set new school record for consecutive wins (10, 1936-37).
• Baylor leads the country in total and scoring offense, averaging 714.3 yards and 64.7 points per game.
• Baylor is bowl-eligible for the 4th consecutive year for the 1st time in school history.
• Baylor is off to a 6-0 start for the first time since 1980. Baylor is seeking the 2nd 7-0 start in program history and the first since 1980.
• Baylor owns a 3-0 record in Big 12 play for the 1st time ever. The Bears were last 3-0 in conference play in 1985 when they started 5-0 in Southwest Conference play.
• Baylor moved up to No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches poll and No. 6 in the AP Top 25, while debuting at No. 8 in the BCS standings. The No. 6 AP ranking is Baylor's highest in that poll since 1980 when it was No. 6.
• Baylor is 3rd in the country and 2nd in the Big 12 in passing offense, averaging 414.0 yards per game.
• Baylor is 7th in the country and 1st in the Big 12 in rushing offense, averaging 300.3 yards per game.
• Baylor and Kansas will meet for the 13th time on Saturday. BU leads the all-time series 8-4, but the Jayhawks hold a 4-2 advantage in games played in Lawrence. The Bears have won the last 3 meetings.
• Baylor ranks 11th in country and 2nd in Big 12 in total defense, surrendering only 317.3 yards per game.
• BU is 1 of 3 teams (Fla. St. & Wisconsin) in FBS ranked top-12 in total offense and total defense.
• Baylor leads the NCAA in percentage of drives ending in a TD by scoring 49 TDs on 84 drives (.583). The starting offense has 60 drives that have resulted in 41 touchdowns (.683).
• Baylor ranks No. 1 nationally with 9.06 average yards per play.
• Baylor leads the FBS by averaging 19.41 yards per completion.
• Baylor has won 6 straight Big 12 games, which is a school record (previous high was 5 in 2010).
• Baylor leads the country in team passing efficiency with a 213.22 rating.
• Baylor's defense is 2nd in the FBS and 1st in the Big 12 in tackles for loss with 9.2 per game.
• Baylor's offense has topped 700 yards in 4 of the last 6 games and surpassed 600 yards in 7 of its last 9 (9-0 record in that span).
• Baylor's defense has forced 42 3-and-outs on the 88 offensive drives it has face this season. The Bears lead the nation by averaging 7.00 3-and-outs per game.
• Baylor's defense is 2nd in the nation and 1st in the Big 12 in red zone defense, giving up points only 55.6 percent of the time.
• Baylor ranks 7th in the FBS and 1st in Big 12 in scoring defense, giving up only 16.2 points per game.
• Baylor's opponents are 3 of 16 (18.8%) on 4th down. That mark is 7th in the FBS and 2nd in the Big 12.
• Baylor's defense is limiting opposing offenses to 181.2 yards per game through the air. That total is 11th nationally and 2nd in the conference.
• Baylor has posted at least 400 yards offense in 33 straight games and is averaging 604.7 yards per game since 2011. Both marks lead the nation.
• Baylor has completed 21 passes for 40 yards or longer this season, including 15 for TDs.
• Baylor is 45 of 81 (56%) on 3rd downs this year, which is 3rd best in the country and leads the Big 12.
• Phil Bennett's defense has forced 2 or more turnovers in 10 of its last 13 games (Baylor's record is 11-2 in that span). BU is 20-2 when forcing 2+ turnovers during Bennett's 2+ seasons.
• Baylor is 4th nationally and 1st in Big 12 in sacks with 3.50/game. Baylor's defense has 27 sacks over last 7 games (5 vs. ISU, 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 22-4 over past 3+ years with 2 or more sacks in game.
• Baylor's QBs are ranked 5th in completion percentage in FBS at 70.3%. That mark leads the Big 12.
• Baylor team passing efficiency defense is 5th-best nationally and 2nd in the Big 12 at 98.38.
• Baylor ranks 17th in tackles for loss allowed and 1st in the Big 12, giving up only 4.33 per game.
• Baylor has outscored its opponent 257-44 in the 1st half of its 6 games this season.
• Baylor's offense has suffered just five 3-and-outs in 89 drives this season (leads nation).
• Baylor's combined 388 points scored in the first 6 games are the most over any 6-game stretch in school history and more total points than BU has scored in 65 of the last 68 full seasons.
• Baylor has four 70-point games this season -- prior to 2013, Baylor had three such games in its 111 years of football.
• In the first 6 games of the year, BU notched 5 of the top-6 single game yardage totals in program history with 692 vs. Wofford, 714 vs. ISU, 781 vs. Buffalo and ULM and a school and Big 12 record 872 vs. WVU.
• The Bears have posted the top-five scoring outputs in school history in the modern-era (post-WWII) in their first six games with 69 vs. Wofford, 70 vs. both Buffalo and ULM, 73 vs. West Virginia and 71 vs. ISU.
• Baylor has five of the top 13 highest FBS-scoring performances of 2013. • 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).
• Bryce Petty leads the nation in Pass Efficiency (221.8) and Yds/Comp (19.83).
• Petty leads Big 12 in Passing Yds (337.2) and Completion % (70.8).
• Lache Seastrunk: 126.7 Rush Yds/Gm (9th nationally, 1st Big 12); 10 TDs (6th nation, 1st Big 12).
• Seastrunk has 9 100-yard rushing games in last 10 and is averaging 9.2 yards per carry (3rd nationally).
• Junior Antwan Goodley is 3rd nationally and 1st in Big 12 with 141.8 receiving yards/game.
• Senior Tevin Reese is 8th in FBS and 2nd in Big 12 with 119.0. Both are on Biletnikoff watch list.
• Goodley ranks 5th in NCAA & leads Big 12 with 8 TDs in 2013. Goodley has 7-game TD reception streak, which is nation's 2nd longest active streak. He is 3rd in FBS with 23.6 yards per catch.
• Reese ranks 4th in receptions (178), 3rd in yards (2,949) 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 leads the nation with 24.6 yards per catch.
• 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.
• LB Eddie Lackey claimed the Big 12's Defensive POW after Iowa State game. He had eight tackles, a sack, 1.5 TFLs and a fumble recovery. He is BU's first-ever three-time defensive POW winner.
• LB Bryce Hager is third in the Big 12 with 8.7 tackles per game.
• DE Shawn Oakman is 5th in NCAA with 1.8 TFLs per game.
• DE Chris McAllister is tied for 5th on school career sacks list with 13.0.
• 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 20 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 48-for-48 on PATs in `13. BU's career leader in scoring with 390 pts. and FG made (50).
• Jones boasts NCAA's longest active streak of 155 straight made PATs (school record). 240 career made PATs is 13 shy of NCAA all-time record (Art Carmody, Louisville, 253).
BRILES' SYSTEM IS AMERICA'S TOP OFFENSE
Baylor leads the country in total offense (714.3 ypg.), scoring offense (64.7 ppg.) and passing efficiency (213.22). The Bears are the only team in the country to be ranked in the top 10 for both passing (3rd, 414.0) and rushing offense (7th, 300.3). 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 36 of their 47 offensive TDs this season in under two minutes, including 19 in under one minute. BU is averaging 6.0 plays per scoring drive in 2013 with an average length of 66.4 yards and an average time of 1:46.
THE NATION'S MOST BALANCED OFFENSE
Despite scoring quick touchdowns in its first six games, Baylor has continued to establish its run game in order to set up the pass play. The Bears have 291 rushes on the season and only 182 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.
10-GAME WINNING STREAK
Baylor upped its win streak to 10 with the Homecoming win over Iowa State. That ties for the school-record win streak that spanned 1936 and 1937. 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 10 wins in the streak have come over top 25 teams (No. 1 Kansas State, No. 24 Oklahoma State and No. 17 UCLA). The current streak is 3rd-longest nationally.
BEARS START FAST
BU has scored first in five of its six games this year to help it outscore its opponents by a combined total of 146-20 in the opening quarter. BU has got on the scoreboard in the 1st quarter in 22 of its last 23 games dating back to Nov. 19, 2011.
400 YARDS - COMMONPLACE FOR BAYLOR OFFENSE
Baylor has racked up over 400 yards of offense in 33 straight games. That is currently the nation's longest active streak and 14 more than the next closest school (Texas A&M, 19). 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 49 of 69 games. Since the start of the 2011 season, the Bears have had 32 games with over 400 yards of total offense, which is the most in the country in that time period.
BEARS GET DEFENSIVE ON FOURTH DOWNS
Baylor's opponents are just three of 16 on fourth down this year, meaning the Bears are giving up fourth-down conversion at only a 19 percent clip. That ranks tied for seventh nationally and second in the Big 12. BU also ranks tied for 20th nationally and second in Big 12 with a 32 percent (33 of 103) 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 28 of 32 games - a total of 68 takeaways (43 interceptions, 25 fumbles recovered). Fifty-seven of those 68 takeaways have come over the last 23 games, an average 2.5 per game (Baylor is 19-4 during that stretch). Overall under Bennett, Baylor is 20-2 when recording two or more takeaways. This year, BU has forced 14 takeaways (nine INTs, five fumbles).
BAYLOR'S DISRUPTING D
Baylor's defense ranks second nationally in tackles for loss, averaging 9.2 per game, while individually Shawn Oakman is fifth in the country with 1.8 TFLs per game. The Bears have totaled 55 stops behind the line of scrimmage for 199 yards in total losses - including 21 sacks for -121 yards. The 3.50 per game ranks fourth nationally and first in the Big 12 Conference.
STARTING OFFENSE IS WELL-OILED MACHINE
Baylor's starting offense has had 60 drives that have resulted in 41 touchdowns, four field goals, nine punts, two turnover on downs, one interception and three fumbles (three End Of Halfs and 4 defensive TDs not included).