Oct. 30, 2006
BAYLOR (4-5, 3-2) at
SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 2006 11:10 A.M. CST
JONES AT&T STADIUM (52,702)
Baylor leads 32-31-1
BAYLOR: Guy Morriss (TCU, 1973)
Record at Baylor: 15-28 (4th season)
Career Record: 24-42 (6th season)
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
BEARS TRAVEL TO
Baylor returns to action Saturday, Nov. 4, traveling to
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
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
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,
Overall: Baylor leads 32-31-1
Neutral Site: never met
Since Start of Big 12: Texas Tech leads 10-0
Most Points Scored, Baylor: 45 (1986)
Most Points Scored,
Most Points Scored, both teams: 82 (2001, TTU 63-19)
Largest Margin of Victory, Baylor: 34-0 (1929)
Largest Margin of Victory,
OCT. 29, 2005 FLOYD CASEY STADIUM
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,
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.
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.
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.
Of Baylor's 11 all-time Big 12 wins,
In four seasons,
Here is a look at Baylor records established by
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.
single-game TD passes -- 5 vs.
single-game completions -- 33 vs.
single-game attempts -- 55 vs.
single-game completions percentage, min. 40 attempts --.640 (32-of-50) vs. Texas A&M, 2004 (.610 [25-of-41], Brad Goebel at
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
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
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
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
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
Notre Dame Rhema McKnight (5.75), Darius Walker (5.63), 16.76
Jeff Samardzija (5.38)
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 (
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
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
5. BAYLOR, 50
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.
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
Anthony Arline 1 1 1 3
Dwain Crawford 3 0 0 3
Nick Moore 0 2 1 3
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
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.
WRs Trent Shelton and Dominique Zeigler claimed the epithet of Baylor's all-time best receiving duo earlier this season.
Zeigler (155) enters the Texas Tech game third in career receptions at Baylor, while
Zeigler enters the Texas Tech game sixth all-time at Baylor with 1,815 career receiving yards.
WR Trent Shelton has at least one reception in a Baylor record 42 consecutive games.
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
45 - Vincent Marshall Sr. WR
43 - Johnny Quinn Sr. WR
42 - Trent Shelton Sr. WR BAYLOR
40 - Brian Leonard Sr. FB
39 - Ryne Robinson Sr. WR
33 - Shaun Herbert Sr. WR Northwestern
32 - Dwayne Jarrett Jr. WR
32 - Calvin Johnson Jr. WR Georgia Tech
31 - Craig Davis Jr. WR
29 - Dominique Zeigler Sr. WR BAYLOR
29 - Marcus Monk Jr. WR
29 - John Broussard Sr. WR
29 - Eric Deslauriers Sr. WR
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).
Anthony Arline's 40-yard fumble recovery returned for a touchdown against
Here is a list of Baylor's 16 non-offensive scores under Morriss:
2003 vs. UAB -- James Todd blocked punt for safety
2003 vs. Texas Tech -- Robert Quiroga 100-yard kickoff return
2004 vs. North Texas -- Braelon Davis blocked punt recovery in end zone (blocked by
2005 vs. Samford -- Shaun Rochon 85-yard punt return
2006 vs. Northwestern State -- C.J.
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
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
NW State C.J.
NW State C.J.
NW State Jake La Mar 5 yards NSU 48 3-play drive, punt
Washington St. C.J.
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
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,
Sepulveda reached the 11,000-yard plateau during the
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
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 (
The Bears failed to force a turnover, snapping a streak of 10 consecutive games forcing at least one turnover.
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
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
The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Net.