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Football Hosts Texas in Home Finale




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Baylor (4-5, 1-4) vs. No. 2 Texas (9-0, 5-0)
Nov. 14, 2009 | 11:10 a.m. CST
Waco, Texas
| Floyd Casey Stadium (50,000)
TV: FSN (complete listings)
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MEDIA INFORMATION
Radio:
Baylor/ISP Sports Network (ESPN/KRZI 1660AM Waco / Sirius Satellite ch. 161 / list of complete affiliates)
Internet Audio: BaylorBears.com
Television: FSN (complete listings)
Internet Video: None
Live Stats: BaylorBears.com

SERIES
Texas leads 72-22-4
    Waco:
Texas leads 28-14-2
    Austin: Texas leads 43-8-2
    Neutral: Texas leads 1-0
    First Meeting: Texas 23-0 [Oct. 29, 1901]
    Last Meeting: Texas 45-21 [Nov. 8, 2008]

BAYLOR BEARS
Record:
4-5, 1-4 Big 12
Ranking: NR/NR/NR (AP/USA/BCS)
Head Coach: Art Briles
    Career Record: 42-41 (7th season)
    Baylor Record: 8-13 (2nd season)
    vs. Texas: 0-1
Statistical Leaders:
    Rushing:
Jarred Salubi [45-260-2]
    Passing: Nick Florence [116-190-4-1369-5]
    Receiving: Kendall Wright [50-597-4]
    Tackles: Joe Pawelek [32-47-79]

TEXAS LONGHORNS
Record:
9-0, 5-0 Big 12
Ranking: 2/2/3 (AP/USA/BCS)
Head Coach: Mack Brown
   Career Record: 210-100 (26th season)
   Texas Record: 124-26 (12th season)
   vs. Baylor: 11-0
Statistical Leaders:
   Rushing:
Vondrell McGee [49-275-2]
   Passing: Colt McCoy [198-275-8-1977-15]
   Receiving: Jordan Shipley [64-777-5]
   Tackles: Roddrick Muckelroy [31-24-55]

THE RUNDOWN
Baylor hosts No. 2 Texas in its home finale at Floyd Casey Stadium Nov. 14. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:10 a.m. CST and the game will be televised live nationally on FSN.

The Bears (4-5, 1-4) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 40-32 upset at Missouri last Saturday. Baylor is 2-3 at home this season and has lost its last two games in Waco.

The Longhorns (9-0, 5-0) are undefeated and ranked second nationally in both the USA Today Coaches' and Associated Press top 25 polls. Texas is coming off a 35-3 win over Central Florida Saturday in Austin and is 9-0 for the first time since the 2005 season when it won the BCS championship.

BETTER SECOND HALVES
Baylor's scoring margin in the second halves of recent games has been markedly better than in the first halves. Over the last two games (20-10 loss to NU, 40-32 win at MU) Baylor was outscored 47-16 in the first half but outscored its opponents 34-5 in the second half.

RECORD-SETTING PASSING DAY IN UPSET OF MISSOURI
Baylor set several records and career passing marks in its 40-32 upset of Missouri in Columbia last Saturday. True freshman QB Nick Florence, in his fifth career start, set a school record with 427 passing yards on 32-of-43 completions (topped old mark of 412 set by teammate Blake Szymanski vs. Rice in 2007). The 427 yards also set the school record for team passing yards (topping 423 vs. Rice in 2007).

Florence also set career highs in completions (32), attempts (43), passing TDs (3), completion percentage (74.4%), TD pass (59 yards), passing efficiency (180.86) and TDs responsible for (4).

FLORENCE NAMED BIG 12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Baylor freshman quarterback Nick Florence was named Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week after his record-setting performance in Baylor's 40-32 upset at Missouri, the league office announced Monday.

The honor is the first for the rookie quarterback, and the second weekly honor earned by a Baylor student-athlete this season; linebacker Joe Pawelek earned defensive honors in week one.

THREE BEARS EARN ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
Three Baylor football student-athletes earned 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI honors. Punter Derek Epperson, defensive lineman Jason Lamb and linebacker Joe Pawelek each earned first-team honors and are eligible for Academic All-America honors to be announced later this month.

Pawelek, a senior finance and economics major from San Antonio, Texas, earned first-team honors for the third consecutive year. He was a second-team Academic All-America selection last season.

Epperson, a junior management/MIS major from Southlake, Texas, earned Academic All-District honors for the first time. He was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection last season.

Lamb, a senior management and human resource management major from Richardson, Texas, also is a first-time honoree after earning first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors last season.


 

 

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