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Football Battles Texas Tech in Annual Shootout

RV/NR/NR BAYLOR (5-5, 2-5) vs. NR/RV/NR TEXAS TECH (7-4, 4-4)
Nov. 24, 2012 | 1:30 p.m. CT
Arlington, Texas | Cowboys Stadium (80,000)

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Date Saturday, November 24
Time 1:30 p.m. CT
Location Arlington, Texas
Stadium Cowboys Stadium Stadium
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Series Texas Tech leads, 36-33-1
In Waco Baylor leads, 18-11
In Lubbock Texas Tech leads, 23-14-1
Neutral Texas Tech leads 2-1
First Meeting Nov. 2, 1929 - Baylor, 34-0
Last Meeting Nov. 26, 2011 - Kansas State, 66-42
Record 4-5, 1-5 Big 12
Ranking RV (AP), NR (Coaches), 37 (BCS)
Last Game Nov. 10, 2012 (Lost at Oklahoma, 42-34)
Head Coach Art Briles (Texas Tech, 1979)
Career: 64-58 (10th season)
BU Record: 30-30 (5th season)
Record 7-4, 4-4 Big 12
Ranking NR (AP), RV (Coaches), 34 (BCS)
Last Game Nov. 17, 2012 (Lost at Okla. State, 59-21)
Head Coach Tommy Tubberville (Southern Ark., 1976)
Career: 130-76 (17st season)
Texas Tech Record: 20-16 (3rd season)

Baylor's matchup with Texas Tech will be televised nationally on FOX, marking the 15th consecutive national telecast for the Bears. Dating back to the beginning of the 2011 season, Saturday's game will be the 22nd nationally televised contest in a span of 23 games for Baylor. It will also be the eight game this season televised on the FOX network.

Baylor and Texas Tech will meet for 71st time Saturday and the 4th time as part of the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The 4th installment of the neutral-site agreement will be held at Cowboys Stadium, where the teams met in 2009 (20-13 Tech win) and 2011 (66-42 Baylor win). Texas Tech, which holds a 36-33-1 all-time series advantage, is 15-1 against Baylor in the Big 12 era with Baylor's lone Big 12 win coming last season against the Red Raiders. Three-of-the-last-four meetings have been decided by seven points.

Baylor's 52-24 win over Kansas State on Nov. 17 was the program's first victory over a top-ranked opponent in program history; moving its all-time record vs. No. 1-ranked opponents to 1-11-1. The Bears hadn't beaten an opponent ranked so high since a 13-7 win over No. 2 Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day 1957. BU tied No. 1 Texas during the 1941 season. It was on the same weekend last November, on another Saturday night in Waco, when Robert Griffin III and Baylor upset then fifth-ranked Oklahoma.

Baylor CB Joe Williams was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after the Baylor knocked off No. 1 Kansas State, 52-24. Williams, who was honored for the first time in his career, was selected by a media panel. A St. Louis, Mo., native, Williams recorded a team-high 11 tackles - nine of which were solo - and intercepted two passes to help Baylor to its first-ever win over a No. 1 ranked opponent. He became the first Baylor player with two interceptions in a game since Sam Holl and K.J. Morton each picked off two passes against Texas on Dec. 3, 2011.

Since Briles' arrival at Baylor, the Bears' passing attack gets most of the attention for its high-powered offense. However, Baylor owns one of the nation's most balanced offensive attacks. Baylor is one of only five FBS teams (Clemson, Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M) to average 300+ yards passing and 200+ yards rushing per game.

After a 52-24 upset win over Kansas State, Baylor was named the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week for the weekend of Nov. 17. It's the third time in the 11-year history of the award that the Bears have been honored. Baylor received the same honor last season after a 50-48 win over No. 14 TCU to open the 2011 season, as well as being honored in 2003 after a 42-30 win over Colorado.

The Baylor defense tallied a season-high 10 quarterback hurries in a 52-24 upset win over top-ranked Kansas State. The defensive pressure led to three Collin Klein interceptions. Coming into the game, Klein, the Heisman Trophy frontrunner, had only been picked off three times all season. Baylor is 4-1 this season when recording two or more sacks.

Senior WR and Biletnikoff Award semifinalist, Terrance Williams, leads the nation with 151.0 receiving ypg and ranks sixth with 8.2 receptions per game. Williams' 1,518 receiving yards this season are second-most in program history and 145 shy of program record. Williams has 4,379 career all-purpose yards, the second most in school history; 100 shy of Baylor record, while his 82 receptions this season are 2nd on Baylor's single-season receptions list. Williams is currently on pace to become second player in NCAA history to top 2,000 receiving yards.

• Baylor and Texas Tech will meet for the 71st time with the Red Raiders leading all-time series, 36-33-1. Tech holds a 2-1 mark in neutral site games.
• After a 52-24 upset win over K-State, Baylor was named the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.
• CB Joe Williams was honored Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after 2 INT performance vs. Kansas State.
• A win would make Baylor bowl eligible for the 3rd consecutive season for the1st time in program history.
• Baylor's 66-42 win last season over Texas Tech was its 1st victory over the Red Raiders in Big 12 era.
• Saturday will mark the 96th game played by Baylor in the Metroplex. The Bears have a record of 42-48-5 in Dallas/Fort Worth.
• The Bears haven't won back-to-back games vs. Texas Tech since the 1986 and `87 seasons.
• Baylor's 52-24 win over K-State was the program's 1st victory over a No. 1 ranked team.
• Saturday's win over K-State tied the largest margin of victory over a No.1 ranked BCS team. It tied Kansas State's loss to Oklahoma in 2003 (35-7).
• Baylor intercepted Heisman Trophy front-runner Collin Klein 3 times on Saturday. Klein had just 3 total interceptions all season headed into the matchup.
• Baylor has 4 players with at least 400 yards rushing this season; a program 1st in the modern era.
• Baylor's 5,656 yards of total offense and 3,547 passing yards are both 3rd most in a single-season in program history.
• Baylor has scored on its opening offensive drive in 6-of-9 games this season.
• Baylor has connected on 9 passes for 50+ yards this season and 21 passes for 40+ yards.
• Baylor is now 13-2 when forcing 2+ turnovers during DC Phil Bennett's two season (won first 11 such games during Bennett's tenure, 2-2 since).
• After forcing zero turnovers during first 3 Big 12 games, Baylor has forced 9 (7 INTs, 2 fumbles) turnovers in last 4 conference games.
• WR Terrance Williams leads the nation with 151.0 receiving ypg and ranks 6th with 8.2 receptions per game.
• Williams' 1,518 receiving yards this season are 2nd-most in program history and 145 shy of program record.
• Williams' 4,379 career all-purpose yards are 2nd most in school history; 100 shy of Baylor record.
• Williams ranks 2nd on Baylor's single-season receptions list (82), trailing former WR Kendall Wright (108).
• QB Nick Florence leads nation in total offense (383.8 ypg) and ranks 2nd in passing yards (342.9 ypg).
• Florence ranks 5th nationally in points responsible for with 20.6 points per game.
• Florence ranks 5th in Baylor history in career passing yards (5,421 yds) and 2nd in career TD responsibility (46).

• Baylor is 1 of 5 FBS schools averaging 300-plus passing yards and 200-plus rushing yards this season (Clemson, Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M).
• Baylor has totaled 7 1-play TD drives this season (14 TD drives of 3 plays or fewer).
• Baylor's high-octane offense ranks 2nd in the nation in total offense (565.6 ypg), 3rd in passing (354.7 ypg) and 5th in scoring (43.6 ppg).
• After forcing zero turnovers during first 3 Big 12 games, Baylor has forced 9 (7 INTs, 2 fumbles) turnovers in last 4 conference games.
• Baylor has lost 0 fumbles over last 3 games and in 7-of-10 this season.
• The Bears offense has coverted 21-of-35 3rd down attempts (60%) over last 2 games.
• Baylor's quick-strike offense has scored 17 TDs on drives of 1 minute or less (32 of 2:00 or less).
• Baylor is a 14-of-15 in red zone opportunities during last 3 games.
• Baylor is 4-1 this season when recording 2 or more sacks.
• In its last 3 games, Baylor offense is averaging 297.7 rushing yards (11 TDs) and 259.0 passing yards (5 TDs).
• The Baylor defense has held opponents to a 47% conversion rate (31-66) over last 4 games compared to a 63% rate (66-104) during season's first 6 games.
• Baylor is 18-for-24 on 4th-down conversions this season, 7th-best nationally among teams with more than 5 attempts (18 successful conversions leads the Big 12).
• Baylor ranks 11th nationally and 1st in Big 12 holding opponents to just 31.6% on 4th down conversions (6-of-19).
• The Baylor offense is climbing its way up the single-season record books. BU has amassed 5,656 yards of total offense (3rd all-time), 3,547 passing yards (3rd), 28 passings TDs (2nd) and 239 pass completions (6th), in a single-season in BU history.
• Baylor has gained 500+ yards in 8 of 10 games this year.
• Baylor has scored 30+ points in 15 of its last 17 games.
• K Aaron Jones has made 87 consecutive PATs dating back to his last miss (Mizzou - Nov.5, 2011). School record is 97 straight by Jarvis Van Dyke from 1993-95.
• In the last 2 games, LB Bryce Hager has registered 26 tackles, 2 sacks and 3 tackles-for-loss.
• 9 different Baylor players have recorded an interception this season, including Joe Williams (3), Ahmad Dixon (2), Eddie Lackey, Demetri Goodson, Sam Holl, Mike Hicks, Darius Jones, K.J. Morton and Rodney Chadwick.
• WR Terrance Williams is 4 TDs (26) away from tying former Baylor All-American Kendall Wright for Baylor's all-time receiving TDs record (30).
• LB Bryce Hager leads the Big 12 with 9.9 tackles per game, while NB Ahmad Dixon ranks 4th (8.8) and LB Eddie Lackey is 6th (7.9).
• Dixon will wear No. 26 for the rest of the season in honor of injured senior LB Rodney Chadwick.
• WR Lanear Sampson has current reception streak of 40 straight games, tied for 2nd-longest active streak nationally.
• QB Nick Florence ranks 3rd on Baylor's single-season passing yards list (3,429), 5th in completions (231), 3rd in total offense (3,838) and 2nd in TD responsibility (34).
• Florence has completed 21 passes of 40 or more yards this season (12 for TDs) - including 9 of 50 or more.
• 3 BU WRs rank in school's all-time top 10 in both receptions and receiving yards - Williams (2nd - 187, 2nd - 3,020), Tevin Reese (9th - 138, 6th - 2,021) and Sampson (7th - 156, 10th - 1,784).
• With 61 receiving yards vs. K-State, Reese became just the 6th Baylor player to surpass the 2,000-yard mark.
• RB Glasco Martin is just 70 yards from 1,000-yard mark in career rushing yardage.
• A. Jones is just one point shy of the 300-point career mark.
• S Mike Hicks went over the 200 tackle mark in his career; leads all active Bears with 205 stops. Dixon is just 7 tackles shy, while DB Chance Casey is 11 short of 200 tackles.



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