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WR Dominique Zeigler ranks fourth in the Big 12 and 20th nationally with 79.13 yards receiving per game this season.

WR Dominique Zeigler ranks fourth in the Big 12 and 20th nationally with 79.13 yards receiving per game this season.

Oct. 30, 2006

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GAME TEN

BAYLOR (4-5, 3-2) at TEXAS TECH (5-4, 2-3)

SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 2006 • 11:10 A.M. CST

JONES AT&T STADIUM (52,702)

LUBBOCK, TEXAS

 

SERIES RECORD

            Baylor leads 32-31-1

 

LAST MEETING

            Texas Tech 28, at Baylor 0  [10.29.05]

 

COACHES

            BAYLOR:  Guy Morriss (TCU, 1973)

                        Record at Baylor:  15-28 (4th season)

                        Career Record:  24-42 (6th season)

                        Record vs. Texas Tech:  0-3

            TEXAS TECH:  Mike Leach (BYU, 1983)

                        Record at Texas Tech:  53-32 (7th season)

                        Career Record:  53-32 (7th season)

                        Record vs. Baylor:  6-0

 

BAYLOR/ISP RADIO NETWORK

            John Morris, play-by-play

            J.J. Joe, color analyst

            Ricky Thompson, sideline

            Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 161

 

FOX SPORTS NET TELEVISION

            Bill Land, play-by-play

            Gary Reasons, color analyst

            Emily Jones, sideline

 

INTERNET FEEDS

            www.BaylorBears.com

 

 

BEARS TRAVEL TO TEXAS TECH

            Baylor returns to action Saturday, Nov. 4, traveling to Lubbock, Texas, for a Big 12 Conference intra-division game at Texas Tech. Kickoff between the Bears and the Red Raiders is scheduled for 11:10 a.m. CST at Jones AT&T Stadium. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Net.

            The Bears (4-5, 3-2) dropped a 31-21 decision at home last Saturday night against 22nd-ranked Texas A&M. Baylor is 1-2 on the road this season, 1-1 on an opponent's home field.

            The Red Raiders (5-4, 2-3) lost 35-31 at home to fifth-ranked Texas last Saturday night. Tech is 2-2 at home this season, including an 0-2 mark in Big 12 play with losses to Texas and Missouri.

 

BAYLOR-TEXAS TECH SERIES

            This is the 65th meeting between Baylor and Texas Tech. The Bears lead the all-time series 32-31-1, but the Red Raiders have won the last 10 meetings. Baylor's last victory over Tech was a 9-7 win at home in 1995 when the Red Raiders were ranked 24th nationally. Baylor has not won at Tech since a 21-15 victory in 1990. The Red Raiders were 28-0 winners at Floyd Casey Stadium last year. The series dates back to Nov. 2, 1929, a 34-0 Baylor victory in Waco. The teams have met every season since 1956.

 

            SERIES NOTES:  Tech's current 10-game series winning streak is the Red Raiders' longest against the Bears. Baylor enjoyed an 11-game winning streak from 1947 to 1960. ... Baylor scored 21 fourth-quarter points in its 42-28 victory in 1968. It was the most points a Baylor team had ever scored in the fourth quarter, a mark which has been matched four times since. ... In 1980, the Bears held the Red Raiders to minus-36 yards rushing on 47 attempts, the second-best defensive performance by a Baylor squad and the school modern record (since 1950). ... In 2003, Maurice Lane registered 23 tackles against Tech, tied for the fifth-best single-game performance in school history and the most since Mike Singletary had 23 stops against the Raiders in 1979. ... Two of the six longest kick returns in Baylor history have come against Texas Tech. Robert Quiroga tied the school record with a 100-yard kickoff return in 2003, and Bill Coleman's 91-yard punt return in 1942 remains tied for third in school history. ... Of Baylor's 28 all-time 300-yard passing games, four came against Tech: 377 in 1986 (fourth), 347 in 1989 (seventh), 315 in 1983 (tied-16th) and 304 in 1998 (26th). ... When Bob Trout snagged 10 receptions for 119 yards against Tech in 1951, he became the first Bear to reach double figures in catches in a single game. ... Greg Hawthorne's 80-yard run in 1977 remains tied for the second-longest rush in school history. ... Gary Blair rushed for 199 yards on 30 carries against the Raiders in 1976, the third-best single-game total at Baylor. ... Trent Shelton's 71-yard TD run at Texas Tech in 2004 tied for the 14th-longest in school history.

 

Overall:  Baylor leads 32-31-1

            Waco:  Baylor leads 18-10-0

            Lubbock:  Texas Tech leads 21-14-1

            Neutral Site:  never met

            Since Start of Big 12:  Texas Tech leads 10-0

 

SERIES SUPERLATIVES

Most Points Scored, Baylor:  45 (1986)

Most Points Scored, Texas Tech:  63 (2001)

Most Points Scored, both teams:  82 (2001, TTU 63-19)

Largest Margin of Victory, Baylor:  34-0 (1929)

Largest Margin of Victory, Texas:  62-11 (2002)

 

LAST MEETING

No. TEXAS TECH 28, BAYLOR 0

OCT. 29, 2005    FLOYD CASEY STADIUM    WACO, TEXAS

            No. 17 Texas Tech scored three touchdowns in the final 10:32 in a 28-0 victory in a game that was closer than the final score indicated.

            Trailing 6-0, Baylor got the ball back on the first play of the fourth quarter on a Texas Tech punt. However, the Bears could not manage a first down and were forced to punt.

            On Tech's ensuing drive, the Red Raiders marched 68 yards on five plays for its first touchdown drive of the game. Facing third-and-6 from midfield, Tech quarterback Cody Hodges found Robert Johnson for a short gain across the middle. However, Johnson slipped three tackles and out-raced another would-be tackler all the way to the end zone. The Raiders converted on a two-point conversion attempt, pushing their lead to 14-0.

            Tech added another touchdown with just under six minutes to play. Taurean Henderson rushed 60 yards to the Baylor 13, the longest play from scrimmage against Baylor's defense since its 2004 season opener. Three plays later, Henderson plunged into the end zone from 2 yards out. A 65-yard Antonio Huffman interception return set up Tech's last score -- a 1-yard Henderson TD run with 2:48 to play.

            Baylor's defense dominated the first 49 minutes of the game before Johnson's 50-yard TD reception. The Bears held Tech to only a pair of first-half field goals and 202 total yards through the game's first three quarters. However, the Raiders racked up 173 yards from scrimmage in the game's final quarter.

            The Bears missed a 36-yard field goal attempt late in the first half's final minute. Baylor also took another field goal off the board. Ryan Havens made true on a 22-yarder on the first drive of the second half, but Tech was called for running into the kicker. The Bears elected to accept the penalty, setting up fourth-and-goal at the 2. However, Paul Mosley's dive to the end zone landed just short, giving the Raiders the ball at their own 1.

 

QUICK NOTES

• A win over Texas Tech would give Baylor ... its first four-win conference season since the Bears went 5-2 in 1995, the final season of the Southwest Conference ... a record of at least .500 through 10 games for the first time since 1995 (6-4).

• Baylor is tied for 11th nationally with 21 turnovers forced. Baylor has forced 50 turnovers since the start of the 2005 season, tied for fifth nationally among Division I-A teams.

• Baylor has out-scored its opponents 142-83 in the first half over the last 10 games and held the lead at halftime in seven of those 10 games.

• Baylor has led at some point in every game this season.

• Baylor leads the Big 12 and ranks fifth nationally with 14 interceptions.

• 23 of Baylor's 33 offensive scoring drives have lasted less than three minutes.

• Seven of Baylor's 33 offensive scoring drive have been less than one minute in duration (four have been less than 40 seconds).

• Baylor has logged 21 plays longer than 40 yards this season in nine games, including 13 in Big 12 play. The Bears totaled 11 plays longer than 40 yards in 11 games last season.

• Six of Baylor's seven longest plays this season have come in the last three games.

• Baylor has committed 29 offensive penalties on 24 drives this season. Only 10 times have the Bears overcome an offensive penalty to gain a first down (twice by virtue of a defensive penalty). Only five times has Baylor overcome an offensive penalty to score on that drive without benefit of a defensive penalty.

• Baylor has committed only one offensive penalty in the last two games.

• QB Shawn Bell's career interception percentage of .0186 is tied for the second lowest of any active Division I-A quarterback with at least 500 attempts and the lowest of any quarterback with at least 600 attempts.

• LB Joe Pawelek leads all NCAA Division I-A freshmen with 7.8 tackles per game, 1.4 more than any other freshman in the Big 12.

 

BELL SUSTAINS CAREER-ENDING KNEE INJURY

            QB Shawn Bell sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the fourth quarter in last Saturday's game against Texas A&M, bringing to an end one of best careers in Baylor football history. Bell is scheduled to have surgery to repair the ligament in three weeks.

            Simply put, Bell re-wrote the Baylor records book, breaking every game, season and career school record save three. He finished second in career passing yardage, just 329 yards shy of J.J. Joe's mark. Bell also tied Tom Mueke's single-game pass attempts record two weeks ago against Kansas, and he joined Neal Jeffrey and Cody Carlson as the only Baylor quarterbacks with two 300-yard passing games in the same season.

            Bell finished his career 559-of-914 for 5,666 yards and 38 touchdowns with 17 interceptions. He is the only quarterback in school history to complete at least 25 touchdown passes who did not have at least 27 interceptions and one of only three in that nine-man group to have more touchdown passes than interceptions.

            Of Baylor's 11 all-time Big 12 wins, Bell was the starting quarterback in six. He is the only Baylor quarterback to win a Big 12 road game, winning at Iowa State in 2005 and at Colorado this season.

            In four seasons, Bell started just 22 games and re-wrote the school records book without starting more than nine games in any season.

            Bell is the third Baylor quarterback since 1990 to sustain a career-ending injury during his senior season, joining Brad Goebel (1990) and Aaron Karas (2004).

            Here is a look at Baylor records established by Bell with the previous mark in parentheses:

 

• career TD passes -- 38 (32, Cody Carlson)

• career completions -- 559 (425, Jeff Watson)

• career attempts -- 914 (802, Jeff Watson)

• career completion percentage -- .612 (.591, Aaron Karas)

• career TD-INT ratio -- 2.235 (1.538, Adrian Burk)

• career INT percentage -- .0186 (.0337, Jeff Watson)

• career 200-yard games -- 16 (12, Don Trull)

• career Big 12 wins as a starter -- 6 (2, Jermaine Alfred and Aaron Karas)

• season yards passing -- 2,582 (2,284, Cody Carlson, 1986)

• season TD passes -- 19 (16, Terry Southall, 1966)

• season completions -- 241 (190, Shawn Bell, 2005)

• season attempts -- 383 (337, Terry Southall, 1966)

• season completion percentage -- .629 (.598, Aaron Karas, 2002)

• season TD-INT ratio -- 6.000 (2.333, Adrian Burk, 1949)

• season offensive plays -- 410 (406, Don Trull, 1963)

• season 200-yard games -- 9 (7, Don Trull, 1963)

• season 300-yard games -- 2 (tied, Neal Jeffrey, 1973; Cody Carlson, 1986)

• consecutive 200-yard games -- 11 (7, Don Trull, 1963)

• consecutive games with a TD pass -- 11 (7, Brad Goebel, 1987)

• consecutive passes without an INT -- 161; Nov. 15, 2003 through Sept. 3, 2005

• season Big 12 wins as a starter -- 3 (2, Shawn Bell, 2005)

• single-game yards passing -- 394 vs. Kansas, 2006 (387, Buddy Humphrey vs. Rice, 1958)

• single-game TD passes -- 5 vs. Kansas, 2006 (4, five times by four players)

• single-game completions -- 33 vs. Kansas, 2006 (32, Shawn Bell vs. Texas A&M, 2004)

• single-game attempts -- 55 vs. Kansas, 2006 (tied, Tom Muecke at TCU, 1984)

• single-game completions percentage, min. 40 attempts --.640 (32-of-50) vs. Texas A&M, 2004 (.610 [25-of-41], Brad Goebel at Houston, 1987)

 

BAYLOR-TEXAS TECH CONNECTIONS

• IR Andrew Heard began his collegiate career at Texas Tech. He completed his undergratuate degree at Tech in two-and-a-half years and currently is enrolled in Baylor's Truett Seminary.

• LB Paul Howard also began his collegiate career at Texas Tech (1998-99). He then spent four years in the U.S. Army before receiving an honorable discharge in 2004.

• Graduate Assistant David Nichol spent the last three seasons as a graduate assistant at Texas Tech.

• Offensive coordinator Lee Hays gleaned much of his knowledge of Baylor's spread offense from Texas Tech while he was at nearby West Texas A&M.

 

BAYLOR IN TELEVISED GAMES

            Saturday's game is the 105th televised game in Baylor football history; the Bears are 37-65-2 all-time in televised games. Baylor is 2-11 in televised games under head coach Guy Morriss, including an 0-2 mark this season.

            The Bears are 2-18 all-time on Fox Sports Net with wins over North Carolina State (9.19.98) and Colorado (10.4.03).

 

BAYLOR AMONG NATION'S FASTEST-STRIKING OFFENSES

            Through the first nine games of the season, Baylor has 12 touchdown drives of less than two minutes and 12 touchdown drives of five plays or less. The Bears are ninth nationally in most TD drives of less than two minutes. Baylor is tied for 13th nationally in most TD drives of five plays or less.

 

MOSLEY QUIETLY CLIMBS RUSHING YARDAGE CHART

            RB Paul Mosley often gets over-looked in Baylor's spread offense. However, the senior became just the 11th player in school history to eclipse the 1,600-yard rushing plateau during last Saturday's game against Texas A&M.

            Mosley has tallied 1,623 yards rushing while at Baylor, the 11th-best career total in school history. He needs 91 yards to pass Larry Hickman (1956-58) for 10th on Baylor's all-time list. Mosley also ranks eighth on Baylor's career rushing TD list with 16.

 

BAYLOR CAREER RUSHING YARDS LEADERS

      PLAYER                       SEASONS     ATT      AVG     YARDS

1.   Walter Abercrombie       1978-81          732       5.01      3,665

2.   Jerod Douglas              1994-97          522       5.39      2,811

3.   Alfred Anderson            1980-83          554       4.38      2,424

4.   Darrell Bush                  1997-00          503       4.47      2,249

5.   Dennis Gentry               1977, 79-81    414       5.39      2,231

6.   David Mims                  1989-92          364       5.66      2,060

7.   Eldwin Raphel               1987-90          435       4.42      1,921

8.   Robert Strait                 1990-93          428       4.34      1,856

9.   Rashad Armstrong        2002-03          417       4.13      1,721

10.  Larry Hickman               1956-58          388       4.41      1,713

11.  Paul Mosley                  2003-             387       4.19      1,623

 

DON'T LEAVE, YOU MIGHT MISS SOMETHING

            Baylor's 36-35 victory over Kansas two weeks ago marked the fourth time this season that Baylor's game was decided in the final two minutes of the game (includes overtime). This has happened eight times in Baylor games since the start of the 2004 season.

 

DATE      OPPONENT      W/L   SCORE    GAME-DECIDING SCORE/EVENT      TIME

10/23/04   Iowa State         L       26-25       Hicks 5-yard TD run                            0:41

10/30/04   Texas A&M       W      35-34       Bell-Zeigler 2-point conversion            OT

10/1/05    at Texas A&M   L       16-13       Lewis 13-yard TD run                          OT

10/22/05   at Oklahoma      L       37-30       OU TD/Baylor fails to score                2OT

9/16/06    at WSU             L       17-15       Langley 17-yard FG                            0:09

9/23/06    Army                L       27-20       Army TD/Baylor fails to score             OT

10/7/06    at Colorado       W      34-31       Bell-Shelton TD pass/Pawelek INT       3OT

10/21/06   Kansas             W      36-35       Bell-Zeigler 10-yard TD pass               1:08

 

BEARS' RECEIVER DUO AMONG NATION'S BEST

            WRs Trent Shelton and Dominique Zeigler have proven to be one of the nation's most prolific receiving duos this season. Baylor is one of only seven teams nationally to have at least two receivers who are averaging at least 5.0 catches per game as of Oct. 30.

 

TEAM                        RECEIVERS                                                                  TOTAL

Texas Tech                Robert Johnson (7.13), Joel Filani (6.89),                           20.02

                                 Shannon Woods (6.00)

Notre Dame               Rhema McKnight (5.75), Darius Walker (5.63),                   16.76

                                 Jeff Samardzija (5.38)

San Jose State          James Jones (6.29), John Broussard (5.14)                        11.43

Florida International    Chandler Williams (6.14), Samuel Smith (5.00)                   11.14

Southern California     Steve Smith (5.71), Dwayne Jarrett (5.17)                           10.88

Baylor                       Dominique Zeigler (5.38), Trent Shelton (5.22)              10.60

Alabama                    Keith Brown (5.29), D.J. Hall (5.14)                                    10.43

 

OFFENSE PICKS UP STEAM

            After averaging just 14.8 points per game in its first four Division I-A contests this season, Baylor's offense has averaged 30.5 points per game over the last four games. The Bears scored 30-plus points in three consecutive games earlier this season for the first time since 1991 (Missouri, 47; at SMU, 45; at Houston, 38).

            Baylor also scored 30-plus points in three consecutive conference games for the first time in school history. It marked only the ninth time in the program's 105-year history that the Bears have scored 30-plus points in three consecutive games against any opponent (1901, 1910, 1916, 1922, 1928, 1929, 1987, 1991, 2006).

            The Bears are 160-12-0 (.930) all-time when scoring at least 30 points, including an 8-2 mark under head coach Guy Morriss. Baylor's four 30-point games this season are the most since the 1995 squad also registered four. Baylor has scored 30-plus points five or more times in a season seven times, including record six-game seasons in 1992 and 1994.

 

JOE PAW PLAYS OLDER THAN AGE

            Freshman All-America candidate LB Joe Pawelek has quickly made a name for himself on an all-ready strong Baylor defense.

            Through the first nine games of his redshirt-freshman season, Pawelek leads the Bears with 70 tackles, including 39 solo efforts. He also has nine quarterback hurries (best on the team), 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, one interception and three passes broken up.

            Pawelek leads all NCAA Division I-A freshmen with 7.8 tackles per game, 1.4 stops per contest more than any other freshman in the Big 12. He is eighth in the league and 74th nationally in tackles per game regardless of class.

            After not starting the TCU and Washington State games, Pawelek has started six straight contests. He has averaged 8.6 tackles per game in seven starts, including career highs of 14 stops and 11 solo efforts at Colorado. His one interception ended Baylor's 34-31 triple-overtime victory against the Buffaloes.

 

BAYLOR TURNS OVER A NEW LEAF

            Baylor ranked 113th nationally in turnover margin and forced just nine opponent miscues over the 11-game 2004 campaign. The Bears' defense has forced 50 turnovers (30 interceptions, 20 fumble recoveries) since the start of the 2005 season, tied for fifth nationally among Division I-A teams. Baylor has come up with at least one turnover in 18 of 20 games since the start of the 2005 season.

            Over Guy Morriss' first two seasons on the Baylor sideline, Baylor's defense forced 34 turnovers in 23 games, compared to the 50 it has totaled over the last 20 outings.

            Here is a look at teams nationally with the most turnovers forced since the start of the 2005 season:

 

1. TCU, 53

2. Miami (Ohio), 52

3. Texas, 51

    Louisiana Monroe, 51

5. BAYLOR, 50

    Florida, 50

7. Southern Mississippi, 49

8. Southern California, 48

    Western Michigan, 48

10. Louisiana Tech, 47

     Tulsa, 47

     Boise State, 47

     Oregon, 47

     Utah, 47

     Nevada, 47

 

YOUNG LINEBACKER CORPS TACKLES PROBLEMS

            Baylor's three main linebackers -- Joe Pawelek, Nick Moore and Antonio Jones -- rank first, second and eighth, respectively, on Baylor's tackles chart. The trio has combined for 160 tackles, including 77 solo stops, for an average of 17.8 tackles per game.

            Jones and Pawelek both are redshirt freshmen. Moore, a junior, played all 11 games last season after transferring to Baylor from Georgia Tech; however, he never started a game until this season.

 

THE BEAR HAWKS

            Baylor's defense has taken on a persona as ball hawks, forcing 50 turnovers since the start of the 2005 season and 20 this season. The Bears lead the Big 12 and are tied for fifth nationally with 14 interceptions this season.

            Fourteen different Bears have have played a part in Baylor's 21 turnovers forced this season. Senior All-America and Thorpe Award candidate CB C.J. Wilson has picked off four passes, one of which he returned for a touchdown.

            Here is a look at Baylor's 2006 totals for interceptions, fumbles forced and fumble recoveries:

 

Player                          INT       FF        FR        Total

C.J. Wilson                   4          0          0          4

Jordan Lake                  1          2          1          4

Anthony Arline               1          1          1          3

Dwain Crawford             3          0          0          3

Nick Moore                   0          2          1          3

Alton Widemon             0          0          2          2

James Todd                  2          1          0          3

Joe Pawelek                  1          0          0          1

Jake La Mar                  1          0          0          1

Corey Ford                   1          0          0          1

Vincent Rhodes             0          0          1          1

Julian Hill                      0          1          0          1

Maurice Linguist            0          1          0          1

Jeremy Williams            0          0          1          1

Team Totals                  14         8          7          29

 

BAYLOR HAS 20/20 VISION

            In three-plus seasons under head coach Guy Morriss, Baylor has established a bit of a vicenary rule on the scoreboard. The Bears are 13-9 when scoring at least 20 points and 2-19 when scoring less than 20 points since the start of the 2003 season. Likewise, the Bears are 9-3 when holding the opponent to fewer than 20 points and 6-25 when allowing 20 or more points in that time.

            Baylor's lone victories when scoring less than 20 points since the start of the 2003 season came in Morriss' first victory with the Bears -- a 10-7 win over SMU at Floyd Casey Stadium -- and a 17-3 win over Kansas State ealier this season that snapped a 17-game losing streak when scoring less than 20 points.

            In fact, since 1995, Baylor has won a game when scoring less than 20 points only five times: 14-0 at North Carolina State in 1995, 14-13 at Louisville in 1996, 16-13 in overtime vs. New Mexico in 2001, the 2003 SMU game and this season against Kansas State.

            Baylor's 34-31 victory at Colorado snapped a six-game losing streak for Baylor when its opponent scores at least 20 points. However, Colorado scored only 17 points in regulation. Baylor's win against Kansas two weeks ago was the Bears' first when allowing 20-plus points in regulation since a 28-23 victory at SMU to open the 2005 season.

            Furthermore, Baylor is 10-11 under Morriss when holding the opponent to fewer than 20 first downs and 5-17 when the opponent records at least 20 first downs.

 

SHELTON, ZEIGLER: BAYLOR'S BEST RECEIVER DUO EVER

            WRs Trent Shelton and Dominique Zeigler claimed the epithet of Baylor's all-time best receiving duo earlier this season. Shelton and Zeigler have combined for 304 receptions as teammates, breaking the previous Baylor record of 265 receptions amassed by teammates Reggie Newhouse and Robert Quiroga during the 2000, 2001 and 2002 seasons.

            Zeigler (155) enters the Texas Tech game third in career receptions at Baylor, while Shelton (149) is fourth. Newhouse (1999-02) holds the all-time Baylor mark at 183. The only other Baylor receivers to amass at least 100 career receptions are Gerald McNeil (163), Lawrence Elkins (144) and Quiroga (131).

            Shelton enters the Texas Tech game fifth all-time at Baylor with 1,886 career receiving yards. He needs 99 yards to pass Melvin Bonner (1,984; 1989-92) for fourth place and 114 yards to join McNeil, Newhouse and Elkins as the only Baylor receivers to reach the 2,000-yard plateu.

            Zeigler enters the Texas Tech game sixth all-time at Baylor with 1,815 career receiving yards.

 

SHELTON EXTENDS CONSECUTIVE RECEPTIONS RECORD

            WR Trent Shelton has at least one reception in a Baylor record 42 consecutive games. Shelton's streak is the fourth-longest among active players in Division I-A. The Texas A&M game snapped his streaks of 18 consecutive games with at least two receptions and five consecutive games with at least one TD reception.

            WR Dominique Zeigler has recorded at least one reception in 29 consecutive games, tied for the 11th-longest streak in Division I-A. In fact, Zeigler has recorded at least two receptions in each of those 29 games.

            Baylor is the only team in the nation with two receivers with active streaks of 25-plus games.

 

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A RECEPTION, ACTIVE DIVISION I-A PLAYERS

46 - Steve Odom           Sr.        WR       Toledo

45 - Vincent Marshall     Sr.        WR       Houston

43 - Johnny Quinn         Sr.        WR       North Texas

42 - Trent Shelton         Sr.        WR       BAYLOR

40 - Brian Leonard         Sr.        FB        Rutgers

39 - Ryne Robinson       Sr.        WR       Miami (Ohio)

33 - Shaun Herbert         Sr.        WR       Northwestern

32 - Dwayne Jarrett        Jr.        WR       Southern California

32 - Calvin Johnson       Jr.        WR       Georgia Tech

31 - Craig Davis            Jr.        WR       Louisiana State

29 - Dominique Zeigler Sr.        WR       BAYLOR

29 - Marcus Monk          Jr.        WR       Arkansas

29 - John Broussard      Sr.        WR       San Jose State

29 - Eric Deslauriers      Sr.        WR       Eastern Michigan

 

SEVERAL BEARS AMONG ACTIVE NCAA CAREER LEADERS

• QB Shawn Bell ranks first in interception percentage (.0190), 15th in attempts (914), 14th in completions (559), 21st in TD passes (39) and 13th in completion percentage (61.16).

• WR Dominique Zeigler ranks 15th in receptions (155).

• WR Trent Shelton is tied for 17th in receptions (149).

• CB C.J. Wilson is tied for 14th in interceptions (9) and ranks 19th in interception return yards (152).

• P Daniel Sepulveda ranks first in punts (260), first in punting yardage (11,733), third in punts per game (6.0) and second in average (45.13).

 

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

            Anthony Arline's 40-yard fumble recovery returned for a touchdown against Washington State was Baylor's second non-offensive score of the game, third of the season and 16th in 43 games under head coach Guy Morriss.

            Here is a list of Baylor's 16 non-offensive scores under Morriss:

 

• 2003 vs. UAB -- James Todd blocked punt for safety

• 2003 vs. Colorado -- Jamaal Harper 7-yard fumble return (forced by Derrick Cash)

• 2003 at Kansas -- James Todd blocked punt recovery in end zone (blocked by Michael Boyd)

• 2003 at Kansas State -- Robert Quiroga 98-yard kickoff return

• 2003 vs. Texas Tech -- Robert Quiroga 100-yard kickoff return

• 2003 vs. Oklahoma State -- Willie Andrews 30-yard fumble return (forced by John Garrett)

• 2004 vs. Texas State -- Justin Crooks 9-yard fumble return (forced by Montez Murphy)

• 2004 vs. North Texas -- Braelon Davis blocked punt recovery in end zone (blocked by Davis)

• 2004 vs. Iowa State -- Braelon Davis defensive PAT (interception return)

• 2005 vs. Samford -- Jamaal Harper 29-yard fumble return (forced by Colin Allred)

• 2005 vs. Samford -- Shaun Rochon 85-yard punt return

• 2005 at Oklahoma -- Shaun Rochon 98-yard kickoff return

• 2005 vs. Oklahoma State -- Colin Allred 25-yard interception return

• 2006 vs. Northwestern State -- C.J. Wilson 52-yard interception return

• 2006 at Washington State -- punt snap through back of end zone

• 2006 at Washington State -- Anthony Arline 40-yard fumble return (forced by Jordan Lake)

 

BEARS CONVERT TURNOVERS TO POINTS

            Baylor has scored on 11 of the 21 turnovers it has forced over the season's first nine games.

            Eight of Baylor's last 17 interceptions have led to scores, including six touchdowns and two returned for touchdowns. Two of those interceptions were on the game's final play. Three of those 16 interceptions were in the 2005 season finale against Oklahoma State.

            Baylor has recorded three interceptions in a game three times this season and four times in the last 10 contests.

 

OPPONENT            INT                         RETURN     SPOT         RESULT

Oklahoma State       Jamaal Harper         15 yards     OSU 1        TD: Mosley 1 run

Oklahoma State       Colin Allred             25 yards     OSU 0        TD: Allred 25 INT return

Oklahoma State       Dwain Crawford       6 yards       BU 32         6-play drive, punt

TCU                        C.J. Wilson             46 yards     TCU 20       TD: Bell 21 pass to Baker

NW State                C.J. Wilson             0 yards       TCU 46       TD: Bell 46 pass to Shelton

NW State                C.J. Wilson             52 yards     BU 48         TD: Wilson 52 INT return

NW State                Jake La Mar            5 yards       NSU 48       3-play drive, punt

Washington St.       C.J. Wilson             0 yards       BU 15         3-play drive, punt

Washington St.       James Todd            0 yards       WSU 49      3-play drive, end of half

Kansas State          Dwain Crawford       4 yards       KS 21         5-play drive, FG

Kansas State          Dwain Crawford       0 yards       BU 41         1-play drive, INT

Kansas State          Jordan Lake            0 yards       BU 0           3-play drive, punt

Colorado                Corey Ford             0 yards       CU 33         3-play drive, FG

Colorado                Anthony Arline         0 yards       BU 19         TD: Bell 17 pass to Payne

Colorado                Joe Pawelek            0 yards       BU 0           end of game

Texas                     James Todd            0 yards       BU 31         3-play drive, fumble

Kansas                   Dwain Crawford       11 yards     BU 30         end of game

 

SEPULVEDA EYES NCAA PUNTING RECORDS

            P Daniel Sepulveda enters the Texas Tech game with 260 career punts for 11,733 yards, an average of 45.13 yards per punt. He is on pace to break former Texas A&M punter Shane Lechler's NCAA Division I-A record for yards per punt with at least 250 career punts (44.69, 1996-99). His average also is better than Ray Guy's (44.70 on 200 punts, Southern Mississippi, 1970-72).

            Sepulveda reached the 11,000-yard plateau during the Colorado game, becoming only the 25th player in NCAA history to accomplish the feat.

            With 87 career punts of at least 50 yards, Sepulveda is two shy of breaking the NCAA record held by Brian Smith (Mississippi, 1983-86).

            Sepulveda has averaged 40.0 yards per punt 34 times in games with at least four punts. He needs three more such games to match the NCAA record shared by Lechler and former Ryan Plackemeier (Wake Forest, 2002-05).

 

NOTES FROM THE TEXAS A&M GAME

• Floyd Casey Stadium record attendance of 51,385.

• Fourth crowd over 50,000 in stadium history, all against Texas A&M.

• Season-to-date total attendance of 228,338 is the largest at Baylor since the school-record total of 240,367 over six games in 1991.

• Baylor did not allow a score in the third quarter for the second consecutive game and the third time this season (Kansas State, Kansas, Texas A&M).

• The Bears failed to force a turnover, snapping a streak of 10 consecutive games forcing at least one turnover.

• QB Shawn Bell's 79-yard first-quarter TD pass to Dominique Zeigler was the longest pass of Bell's career, the longest reception of Zeigler's career and the 15th-longest pass play in Baylor history.

• Zeigler's first-quarter TD reception was the 13th of his career. He moved into a tie for fifth all-time at Baylor.

• Zeigler turned in the second-best receiving yardage game in school history with 180 yards on five receptions.

• WR Trent Shelton snapped a streak of 18 consecutive games with at least two receptions.

• IR Carl Sims' 24-yard first-quarter punt return was the longest of his career.

• RB Paul Mosley's third-quarter TD run was the 16th of his career. He moved into sole possession of eighth on Baylor's career chart.

• CB Braelon Davis' fourth-quarter blocked field goal was the second kick block of his career. The other was a blocked punt against North Texas in 2004.

• ROV Brandon Stiggers recorded a nine tackles, a career high. He also tied his career high with five solo tackles.

• DE Geoff Nelson tied his career high with three solo tackles.

 

UP NEXT ...

            Baylor plays its final road game of the regular season Saturday, Nov. 11, traveling to Stillwater, Okla., for a Big 12 South showdown at Oklahoma State. Kickoff between the Bears and the Cowboys is scheduled for 11:37 a.m. CST at Boone Pickens Stadium.

            The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Net.


 

 

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