Nov. 24, 2008
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BAYLOR (4-7, 2-5) at #7 TEXAS TECH (10-1, 6-1)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008
Kickoff: 2:35 p.m. CST
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Stadium: Jones AT&T Stadium
Series: Texas Tech leads 33-32-1
Waco: Baylor leads 18-12
Lubbock: Texas Tech leads 21-14-1
Neutral: Never Met
First Meeting: Baylor 34-0 [Nov. 2, 1929]
Last Meeting: Texas Tech 38-7 [Nov. 3, 2007]
Record: 4-7, 2-5 Big 12
Head Coach: Art Briles
Career Record: 38-35 (6th season)
Baylor Record: 4-7 (1st season)
vs. Texas Tech: 0-0
Rushing: Jay Finley [134-760-7]
Passing: Robert Griffin [148-252-2-2000-14]
Receiving: Kendall Wright [47-635-5]
Tackles: Joe Pawelek [51-70-121]
TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS
Record: 10-1, 6-1 Big 12
Head Coach: Mike Leach
Career Record: 75-38 (9th season)
Texas Tech Record: 75-38 (9th season)
vs. Baylor: 8-0
Rushing: Baron Batch [101-714-5]
Passing: Graham Harrell [365-518-6-4438-39]
Receiving: Michael Crabtree [84-1072-18]
Tackles: Brian Duncan [54-30-84]
Baylor returns to action Saturday, Nov. 29, traveling to Lubbock, Texas, for a Big 12 Conference South Division game at Texas Tech. Kickoff between the Bears and Red Raiders is scheduled for 2:35 p.m. CST at Jones AT&T Stadium on the Texas Tech campus. The game, which is the regular-season finale for both teams, will be televised nationally on the Versus Network.
The Bears (4-7, 2-5 Big 12) did not play last weekend after snapping a four-game losing streak two weeks ago with a 41-21 victory over Texas A&M. Baylor is 0-4 on the road this season; the Bears have lost eight straight on the road overall and 10 straight road games in Big 12 play.
The Red Raiders (10-1, 6-1 Big 12) suffered their first loss of the season last Saturday, falling 65-21 at then-No. 5 Oklahoma. Texas Tech is ranked seventh nationally in both major polls and in the latest Bowl Championship Series rankings. The Raiders are 6-0 at home this season and have won seven straight home games.
Baylor and Texas Tech have played five common opponents this season: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas A&M. The Bears are 1-4 against that quintet, while the Raiders are 4-1. Baylor’s victory was against Texas A&M; Tech’s loss was to Oklahoma.
All Baylor football games are broadcast live on the Baylor/ISP Sports Radio Network; Waco’s 1660 ESPN Radio is the network’s flagship station. Saturday’s game also will be carried on Sirius Radio 161. Live streaming audio and GameTracker also are available for all Baylor football games online at www.BaylorBears.com, the official website of Baylor Athletics and a member of the CBS College Sports network.
BAYLOR-TEXAS TECH SERIES
This is the 67th meeting between Baylor and Texas Tech. The Raiders hold a slim 33-32-1 advantage in the all-time series, having won the last 12 meetings. Baylor’s last victory over Tech was a 9-7 win at home in 1995 when the Red Raiders were ranked 24th nationally. The Bears have lost eight straight at Lubbock since a 21-15 victory in 1990. 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 12-game series winning streak is the longest by either team in the series; 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.
• NB Jake La Mar will become the first person in Baylor history to play 47 career games when he takes the field Saturday at Texas Tech.
• The NCAA ranks the Bears’ schedule as the nation’s 11th-toughest.
• Six of Baylor’s seven losses this season have come against teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 at some point this season, including five on the day of the game and four currently ranked.
• Five of Baylor’s eight Big 12 games this season are against nationally ranked opponents, including four against teams ranked in the top 10 (Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech).
• Baylor was listed as the Big 12’s “Biggest Midseason Surprise” by CollegeFootballNews.com.
• Baylor averages 10.3 second-quarter points per game in Big 12 play as opposed to 4.8 points per game per quarter elsewhere in the game.
• Baylor averages 24.4 points per game in Big 12 play, a 80.7-percent increase from last season (13.5).
• Baylor’s scoring defense in Big 12 games (31.7) is more than 12 points per game lower than last season (44.0).
• Baylor is 19-2 when scoring 30-plus points since 2001, going 9-62 when scoring less than 30.
• Baylor is 20-4 in takeaways-turnovers over the last nine games.
• Baylor has at least one rushing touchdown in 11 consecutive games, the Bears’ longest such streak since a 14-game run over the 1997 and 1998 seasons and Baylor’s longest single-season streak since scoring a rushing touchdown in each of its 11 games during the 1986 season.
• Baylor has rushed for 50 percent more yards (2,120) than in the last two seasons combined (1,416).
• Baylor has 26 rushing touchdowns this season, the fifth best total in Baylor history and the Bears’ most since 1994 (29). The Bears have more than quintupled their rushing touchdown total from last season (5), nearly doubled their rushing touchdown total from the last two seasons combined (14), and eclipsed their total from the last three seasons combined (24).
• Baylor ranks 26th nationally and third in the Big 12 in rushing (192.7 ypg)
• Baylor is seventh nationally and third in the Big 12 in net punting (38.7 ypp).
• Baylor ranks third nationally and second in the Big 12 in turnover margin (plus-1.36 per game).
• Baylor is tied for third nationally and ranks second in the Big 12 in fewest turnovers lost (10).
• Baylor is tied for second nationally and leads the Big 12 in fewest interceptions thrown (4). Only Florida (3) has thrown fewer interceptions this season.
• Baylor is tied for 21st nationally and tied for third in the Big 12 with 25 turnovers gained.
• LT Jason Smith was named first-team midseason All-America by SI.com. He also was named midseason honorable mention All-America by College Football News/Scout.com.
• Smith is projected 16th in The Sporting News’ mock NFL Draft.
• Sports Illustrated (SI.com) lists Smith among 15 players with rising NFL Draft stock; he is 19th on the media outlets “Top Prospects” list.
• QB Robert Griffin was named midseason freshman All-America by Rivals.com, midseason Big 12 “Best Newcomer” by the Austin American-Statesman, midseason Big 12 “Top Freshman” by CollegeFootballNews.com and midseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year by ESPN.com.
• LB Joe Pawelek was named midseason honorable mention All-America by College Football News/Scout.com.
• Griffin established an NCAA Bowl Subdivision record for consecutive passes without an interception to start a career regardless of class (209). The streak also was Baylor’s overall record and was four attempts shy of tying the overall Big 12 record.
• Griffin ranks eighth in the Big 12 and 67th nationally in rushing (67.6 ypg). He also ranks 25th nationally in passing efficiency (142.14), and he is 28th nationally in total offense (249.5 ypg).
• 10 of the nation’s top 35 quarterbacks in passing efficiency play in the Big 12, including all six in the conference’s South Division.
• Griffin ranks sixth nationally in rushing yards per game among quarterbacks, ninth among freshmen, third among true freshmen and first among freshman quarterbacks.
• Griffin ranks second in the Big 12 in rushing among freshmen.
• RB Jay Finley ranks sixth in the Big 12 and 64th nationally in rushing (69.1 ypg).
• IR Kendall Wright ranks 19th in the Big 12 and tied for 94th nationally in receptions per game (4.3), and he ranks 20th in the league and 89th nationally in receiving yards per game (57.7).
• Wright is tied for sixth nationally and ranks second in the Big 12 in receptions (47) among freshmen. He ranks ninth nationally and second in the Big 12 among freshmen with 57.7 receiving yards per game.
• Wright has established Baylor freshman records for receptions (47), receiving yards (635) and receiving TDs (5).
• Pawelek is tied for third nationally and leads the Big 12 in tackles (11.0 tpg).
• Pawelek is tied for third nationally and tied for first in the Big 12 with 0.55 interceptions per game.
• Pawelek’s six interceptions are the most by a linebacker nationally. He has established a Baylor single-season record for interceptions by a linebacker and is tied for the eighth-best season total in school history regardless of position. His six picks are the most by any Baylor player since 1991.
• Pawelek is the only player to rank in the national top 10 in tackles and interceptions. He is one of only two players with at least 100 tackles and at least four interceptions this season.
• Pawelek is tied for 23rd nationally with 13 passes defended (interceptions plus breakups), two more than any other linebacker in the nation.
• Four of Pawelek’s eight career interceptions have come in the opponent’s end zone, including three this year.
• Pawelek has recorded at least 10 tackles in eight of 11 games and at least seven stops in each game this season.
• Pawelek’s 121 tackles this season are 22 more than his season total from last year; he is the first Baylor linebacker with at least 100 tackles in a season since Dean Jackson had 114 in 1996.
• FS Jordan Lake is tied for eighth in the league and tied for 74th nationally with 8.0 tackles per game. He leads all Big 12 defensive backs in tackles per game.
• Lake is tied for 15th nationally and tied for second in the Big 12 with 5.5 solo tackles per game. He ranks fourth nationally and second in the Big 12 among defensive backs.
• LB Antonio Johnson ranks 25th in the Big 12 with 6.2 tackles per game.
• DE Leon Freeman is tied for 18th in the Big 12 with 0.7 tackles for loss per game.
• P Derek Epperson ranks 10th nationally and second in the Big 12 in punting (44.3 ypp).
• Seven Bears have started at least 20 consecutive games: RT Dan Gay (33); Pawelek (32); DT Vincent Rhodes (31); RG James Barnard, NG Trey Bryant, Lake and C J.D. Walton (23).
• Three Baylor true freshmen are listed first at their respectitve positions: Griffin, CB Trenston Hill, PK Ben Parks and Wright.
LAST TIME vs. TEXAS TECH
TEXAS TECH 38, BAYLOR 7
NOV. 3, 2007 • FLOYD CASEY STADIUM • WACO, TEXAS
Texas Tech built a 17-0 halftime lead and then pulled away with 21 unanswered third-quarter points in a 38-7 victory over Baylor at Floyd Casey Stadium. It was Texas Tech’s 12th consecutive victory over Baylor in the all-time series.
After forcing Texas Tech into a three-and-out on the game’s opening possession, Baylor drove 46 yards on 14 plays to the Red Raiders’12. However, on third-and-10, Texas Tech defensive end Brandon Williams sacked Baylor quarterback Blake Szymanski and forced a fumble, which was recovered by Williams. Four plays and 40 seconds later, Tech found the end zone on a 37-yard Graham Harrell-to-Eric Morriss touchdown pass.
Aaron Crawford added a 3-yard touchdown run with 65 seconds remaining in the first quarter. It was the first of four touchdowns on the day for Crawford, who found the end zone twice rushing and twice receiving.
That proved to be all the offense Tech would need as the Bears did not have another legitimate scoring opportunity until late in the fourth quarter. Szymanski connected with Brandon Whitaker for a 7-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-goal with 49 seconds remaining in the game. That snapped a 10-quarter, 170-minute, 32-second scoreless streak for Baylor against Texas Tech at Floyd Casey Stadium. In fact, it was Baylor’s first offensive score against the Red Raiders in Waco since Rashad Armstrong’s 54-yard touchdown run on the second play from scrimmage in the 2003 game, a span of 178 minutes, 30 seconds.
Texas Tech finished with 563 yards of total offense and held Baylor to 282 yards. The Red Raiders averaged 7.4 yards per play, compared to 3.4 yards per play for the Bears.
Harrell was 37-of-46 for 433 yards and three touchdowns. Crawford had 10 receptions for 82 yards, as well as 44 yards on nine carries.
Szymanski was 25-of-41 for 191 yards with one interception. Thomas White was Szymanski’s favorite target; White caught seven passes for 58 yards. Jacoby Jones tallied 119 all-purpose yards in his first career start; he rushed 21 times for 83 yards and caught six passes for 36 yards.
Alex Trlica’s 23-yard field goal two seconds before halftime gave Texas Tech a 17-0 lead at the break. After Baylor gained one first down on the opening possession of the second half, Texas Tech’s Danny Amendola returned the Bears punt to the Baylor 17. The Red Raiders scored on the next play as Harrell connect with Crawford, who added another touchdown reception and a touchdown run in the third period.
Baylor held Tech scoreless in the fourth quarter, snapping a streak of eight consecutive quarters in which the Red Raiders had scored against the Bears.
LA MAR POISED TO MAKE HISTORY
NB Jake La Mar will become the first person in Baylor history to play 47 career games when he takes the field Saturday. A former walk-on, La Mar is tied for fifth on the team with 45 tackles this season. He has tallied 135 stops in his career, including 5.5 for loss and 3.0 sacks.
BEARS AMONG BAYLOR’S MOST OFFENSIVE TEAMS EVER
Baylor’s offense has averaged 28.0 points and 381.5 yards per game this season, both significantly better than last year’s averages (18.2 points, 351.2 yards). Baylor’s scoring average is its best since 1994 (32.6) and its yardage average is its best since 1995 (383.3). Baylor’s 42 touchdowns this season are its most since the 1994 team scored a school-record 47 touchdowns. The 2008 Bears are only the fifth Baylor team to scored 40 touchdowns in a season: 1980 (42), 1983 (45), 1992 (42), 1994 (47), 2008 (42).
SCHEDULE AMONG NATION’S TOUGHEST
Baylor’s 2008 schedule currently ranks as the nation’s 11th toughest (74-47, .612); that ranks third among Big 12 teams behind only Texas (third, .647) and Kansas (ninth, .613). Five of Baylor’s 12 opponents were ranked nationally to start the season: Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Texas Tech and Wake Forest; two others — Connecticut and Oklahoma State — later joined that quintet in the national rankings (Connecticut and Wake Forest have since exited).
Baylor had not played more than four opponents ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 at time of game in one season since facing five such teams in 1998; that changed earlier this month when Baylor played Texas, its fifth ranked opponent this season. Texas Tech will be Baylor’s sixth ranked opponent this season; it marks the first time Baylor has played six ranked opponents in a season since 1977 when the Bears were 5-6 with all six losses coming against ranked opponents.
The Bears play eight opponents this season who participated in bowl games last year. Baylor is one of only three schools from BCS conferences to play at least three non-conference games against other teams from BCS conferences. Coincidentally, the Bears played both of the other such teams — Connecticut and Wake Forest (Washington State is the Bears’ other BCS non-conference opponent).
PAWELEK NATION’S TOP LINEBACKER THIEF
LB Joe Pawelek is known for his tackling (first in the Big 12 and tied for third nationally with 11.0 stops per game). However, he also is among the national leaders in interceptions this season. He is tied for second nationally with six picks this season, the most of any linebacker. He is one of only four linebackers with at least four interceptions this year.
The only player to rank in the national top 10 in both tackles and interceptions this season. Pawelek joins Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis (118 tackles, four interceptions) and Kent State defensive back Brian Lainhart (100 tackles, six interceptions) as the nation’s only players with at least 100 tackles and at least four interceptions.
Pawelek has established a Baylor single-season record for interceptions by a linebacker. His total is tied for the eighth-best season in school history regardless of position and is the best by a Baylor player since Michael McFarland had six picks in 1991. Pawelek, who had two interceptions against Texas A&M, has at least one interception in three straight games. Four of his eight career interceptions have come in Baylor’s end zone, including three this year.
GRIFFIN NEARS RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS RECORD
QB Robert Griffin has 11 rushing touchdowns this season, the second-best season total in school history and two shy of Steve Beaird’s 1973 record. Griffin, who is the first Baylor player with at least 10 rushing touchdowns in a season since John Henry had 10 in 1993, scored at least one rushing touchdown in six consecutive games earlier this season, tying Jerod Douglas’ 1995 school record.
Griffin also has four 100-yard rushing games this season. He joins Walter Abercrombie (1979, 1980, 1981), Alfred Anderson (1983), Rashad Armstrong (2003), Beaird (1974), Jerod Douglas (1995), Cleveland Franklin (1975), Dennis Gentry (1980) and Brandell Jackson (1993) as the only Baylor players with at least four 100-yard games in a season. Griffin needs one such game to crack Baylor’s all-time career top 10 list.
Furthermore, Griffin is tied for ninth on Baylor’s single-season points scored list with 66, tied for fourth among non-kickers.
HE PASSES, TOO
With 14 touchdown passes, QB Robert Griffin is tied with Adrian Burk (1949) and J.J. Joe (1992) for fifth on Baylor’s all-time season list. Griffin is the first player in Baylor history to record at least 10 rushing touchdowns and at least 10 passing touchdowns in the same season. He also is the sixth player in Baylor history to pass for at last 2,000 yards in a season. Griffin’s 58.7 completion percentage ranks fifth on Baylor’s single-season list.
Griffin is responsible for 25 touchdowns this season, breaking Blake Szymanski’s record of 23 established last season. Griffin has amassed 2,744 total yards, second on Baylor’s single-season list; Szymanski established the school record with 2,942 yards last season. Griffin’s 6.742-yard average per play currently ranks second on Baylor’s single-season chart.
BEARS STINGY WITH TURNOVERS
Baylor has committed only 10 turnovers this season, significantly lower than its 2007 total (37). The Bears have committed at least 20 turnovers each season since 1997 (19). The modern program record (since 1946) for fewest turnovers in a season is 17, established in 1949 and matched in 1993. In fact, Baylor has committed fewer than 20 turnovers in a season only five times since 1946.
Earlier this season, Baylor established a modern program record by not committing a turnover in four consecutive games. The Bears have played five turnover-free games this season and have committed more than one turnover only twice in 10 games this season (five vs. Wake Forest and two vs. Missouri).
Baylor has committed only four turnovers in its last nine games and only five in 10 games since the season opener against Wake Forest. The Bears are tied for third nationally and rank second in the Big 12 Conference in turnover margin (plus-1.36 per game).
Meanwhile, Baylor’s defense has forced its fair share of turnovers. The Bears have forced 25 turnovers this season (15 interceptions, 10 fumble recoveries). Baylor forced nine turnovers during its four-game streak of not committing a turnover. In their last game, the Bears did not commit a turnover and forced five Texas A&M turnovers.
PAWELEK NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT
LB Joe Pawelek was named first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced recently. Pawelek, a product of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas, earned academic all-district honors for the second consecutive season. He is eligible for Academic All-America honors; that team is announced in late November.
This is the sixth consecutive season in which Baylor has produced an academic all-district honoree and the fifth time in the last six years that the Bears have produced a first-team selection. Daniel Sepulveda was a second-team selection as a sophomore in 2004 and earned first-team honors in 2005 and 2006. In 2003, John Martin was a first-team pick, while Stephen Sepulveda was named second-team.
HALFTIME POSITION IMPORTANT
Baylor has lost 18 consecutive games when trailing at halftime. The Bears’ last victory when trailing at the half was Oct. 21, 2006, overcoming a 35-17 deficit to defeat Kansas 36-35. In fact, Baylor scored all 19 points for the comeback win during the fourth quarter of that game.
This season, the Bears are 4-1 when leading at the half and 0-5 when trailing. Baylor is 0-1 this season when tied at half (14-14 at Connecticut).
RUSHING GAME VASTLY IMPROVED
Baylor has rushed for 2,120 yards this season, more than doubling its 12-game season total from last year (934) and 50 percent more than its total from the last two seasons combined (1,416). The Bears had not rushed for 1,500 yards in a season since 1997 (2,039). Baylor ranks 26th nationally and third in the Big 12 with 192.7 yards per game, a far cry from last season when the Bears ranked 113th nationally and 11th in the Big 12 with just 77.8 yards rushing per game.
The Bears rushed for 216 yards earlier this season at Nebraska. It was Baylor’s first 200-yard rushing game against a Big 12 team since 2003 (202 vs. Colorado) and its first in a Big 12 road game since 1997 (258 at Texas A&M). However, Baylor did even better on the ground two weeks ago, gaining 269 yards on the ground against Texas A&M; it was a school record for rushing yards in a Big 12 game, topping the Bears’ 1997 total at Texas A&M.
Baylor has averaged 210.3 yards rushing per game in its last four contests, topping the 150-yard plateau in each game with three 200-yard efforts (the Bears also had 201 yards at Texas). It marks the first time Baylor has rushed for 100-plus yards in four consecutive Big 12 games since the Bears accomplished the feat in each of the final seven games of the 1997 season.
Furthermore, Baylor has 26 rushing touchdowns this season, a 21-touchdown improvement from last year, the fifth-best season total in program history and the program’s best season total since 1994 (29). Baylor nearly has rushed for twice as many touchdowns as it did the last two seasons combined (14) and two more than its total from the last three seasons combined. Baylor has three players with at least five rushing touchdowns (QB Robert Griffin, 11; RB Jay Finley, 7; RB Jacoby Jones, 5) for the first time since 1993 (John Henry, 10; Robert Strait, 9; Bradford Lewis, 5).
BAYLOR RUSHING LAST DECADE
SEASON G ATT YDS AVG TDS YPG NCAA/BIG 12
1999 11 385 1208 3.1 8 109.8 95th/11th
2000 11 360 802 2.2 5 72.9 110th/11th
2001 11 409 1053 2.6 8 95.7 108th/10th
2002 12 447 1241 2.8 16 103.4 105th/11th
2003 12 478 1320 2.8 8 110.0 102nd/10th
2004 11 366 1088 3.0 8 98.9 104th/10th
2005 11 385 1209 3.1 10 109.9 99th/10th
2006 12 235 482 2.1 9 40.2 119th/12th
2007 12 298 934 3.1 5 77.8 113th/11th
2008 11 438 2120 4.8 26 192.7 26th/3rd
WRIGHT BECOMES BAYLOR’S ALL-TIME FRESHMAN RECEPTIONS LEADER
IR Kendall Wright has established a Baylor record for receptions (47), receiving yards (635) and receiving touchdowns (5) by a freshman. He leads the Bears in all three categories; no Baylor freshman has ever led the team in any of the three categories. Wright also has 165 yards rushing (most of which has come on lateral passes), good for fourth on the team, and one rushing touchdown.
Wright ranks 19th in the Big 12 and tied for 94th nationally with 4.3 receptions per game. He also ranks 20th in the league and 89th nationally with 57.7 receiving yards per game. He is one of seven freshmen nationally with at least 47 receptions, one of four true freshmen. Wright ranks eighth nationally in receiving yards per game among freshmen, sixth among true freshmen.
Wright has two 100-yard receiving games this season, going for 114 yards on six catches at Connecticut and 132 yards on seven catches against Iowa State. He is tied for 13th on Baylor’s career 100-yard receiving games list, and he is the first Baylor freshman with two 100-yard receiving games.
NCAA FBS FRESHMAN RECEPTIONS LEADERS
*Tyron Carrier, Houston 69
DeAndre Brown, Southern Mississippi 63
*Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M 52
A.J. Green, Georgia 51
*Martavious Odoms, Michigan 49
Kendall Wright, BAYLOR 47
Briggs Orsbon, Ball State 47
Michael Floyd, Notre Dame 46
*Patrick Edwards, Houston 46
Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M 45
NCAA FBS FRESHMAN RECEIVING YARDS PER GAME LEADERS
DeAndre Brown, Southern Mississippi 96.09
T.Y. Hilton, Florida International 87.00
*Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M 81.30
A.J. Green, Georgia 80.64
*Tyron Carrier, Houston 79.64
Michael Floyd, Notre Dame 70.20
Julio Jones, Alabama 62.45
Kendall Wright, BAYLOR 57.73
Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M 54.98
* - redshirt freshman
RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS STREAK CONTINUES
Baylor has scored at least one rushing touchdown in each game this season. That 11-game streak is the program’s longest since a 14-game stretch that covered the final seven games of the 1997 season and the first seven games of the 1998 season.
If the Bears score a rushing touchdown against Texas Tech, this would mark the season in which Baylor has scored at least one rushing in each game since 1986 (11 games). Baylor also accomplished the feat (regular season games only) in 1952 (10 games), 1953 (10 games) and 1980 (11 games).
30 POINTS KEY FOR BEARS
Since 2001, Baylor is 19-2 (.905) when scoring at least 30 points and 9-62 (.127) when scoring less than 30 points. The only losses in that span when scoring 30 points were at Texas in 2006 (63-31) and at Oklahoma in 2005 (37-30 in double overtime). Baylor has won eight consecutive games when reaching the 30-point plateau.
BEARS HAVE 20/20 VISION
Baylor has followed a vicenary rule this season, going 4-4 when scoring at least 20 points and 0-3 when scoring less than 20 points. Furthermore, the Bears are 4-2 when recording at least 20 first downs, compared to 0-5 when gaining fewer than 20 first downs.
PAWELEK CONTINUES TO PILE UP TACKLES
LB Joe Pawelek leads the Big 12 Conference and is tied for third nationally with 11.0 tackles per game. He collected 14 tackles, one shy of his career high, earlier this season against Oklahoma State, including a career-best 13 solo stops.
Pawelek has recorded at least 10 tackles in eight of Baylor’s 11 games this season, and he has recorded at least seven tackles in each game. He now has 121 tackles on the season, 22 more than his 2007 season total. Pawelek is the first Baylor linebacker with at least 100 tackles in a season since Dean Jackson had 114 in 1996. He needs four tackles to crack Baylor’s single-season tackles top 10 list and become the first Baylor linebacker with at least 125 tackles in a season since LaCurtis Jones had 125 in 1994.
With 70 assisted tackles this year, Pawelek ranks fifth on Baylor’s single-season list. He needs five assisted tackles to climb into third place and 14 to reach second place. Mike Singletary owns the school record with 105 in 1978.
Pawelek ranks second all-time at Baylor with 169 career assisted tackles. However, the school record still is distant; Mike Singletary (1977-80) tallied 311 in his career. Pawelek, who cracked the 300-tackle plateau for his career two weeks ago against Texas A&M, needs 10 tackles to break into Baylor’s career top 10 chart.
SMITH’S STOCK SMOOTHLY RISING
LT Jason Smith, known to teammates and coaches as “Smooth,” has seen NFL Draft stock soar as the season has progressed. Smith is projected as the 16th pick in The Sporting News’ latest mock NFL Draft, sixth among offensive linemen and third among tackles. Sports Illustrated lists Smith among 15 players with rising NFL Draft stock; the publication ranks him 19th on its “Top Prospects” list.
GRIFFIN BAYLOR’S TOP RUSHING QUARTERBACK
QB Robert Griffin has rewritten Baylor’s records book for quarterback rushing. He has established program season records for a quarterback in rushing yards (744) and rushing touchdowns (11). He has four 100-yard rushing games this year, establishing Baylor career and season records for quarterbacks. Griffin joins Mike Brannan (two) as the only Baylor quarterbacks to ever rush for 100 yards in a game more than once.
Baylor rushed for 426 yards on 42 carries against Washington State. It was Baylor’s third 400-yard rushing game ever and its first since the Bears rushed for a school-record 482 yards at SMU in 1993, a game in which Baylor did not throw a pass. The Bears rushed for 207 yards against Northwestern State the previous week. It marked the first time Baylor had rushed for 200-plus yards in consecutive games since 1997 (Texas, Texas A&M and Missouri). In fact, it was the first back-to-back 100-yard rushing games for Baylor since 2005 (Texas Tech, Texas).
The Bears went on to rush for 100-plus yards in five consecutive games before Oklahoma State held Baylor to 42 rushing yards. The five-game streak was the Bears’ longest since a five-game run to open the 2005 season.
Baylor has rushed for 100-plus yards in nine of 11 games this season, the most since the Bears reached the century plateau nine times in 11 games during the 1997 season. No Baylor team has rushed for 100-plus yards in 10 games since the 1995 Bears accomplished the feat in each of their 11 games.
NO REST FOR THE WEARY
Life in the Big 12 Conference is not for the weak of heart. Baylor’s eight-game conference slate features five nationally ranked opponents. In fact, all five have been ranked in the top 10 at some point this season. Baylor already has played then-No. 1 Oklahoma, then-No. 8 Oklahoma State, then-No. 14 Missouri and then-No. 5 Texas. Saturday will be Baylor’s fourth game against a top-10 team, something no Baylor team has done since the 1979 Bears were 0-4 against top-10 teams.
LINEBACKER CORPS RACKS UP TACKLES
Baylor’s three starting linebackers — Antonio Johnson, Antonio Jones and Joe Pawelek — have combined for 255 tackles this season, averaging 23.2 tackles per game (29.5 percent of the Bears’ total tackles). Pawelek leads the team with 121 tackles; Johnson (68) is third, while Jones (66) is fourth.
Pawelek, who leads the Big 12 and is tied for third nationally with 11.0 tackles per game, led the Bears with 86 tackles in 2006; that was the first time a linebacker led Baylor in tackles since Kris Micheaux accomplished the feat with 96 stops in 2000. Pawelek’s 121 tackles are the most by a Baylor linebacker since LaCurtis Jones had 125 in 1994. Johnson is 21st in the Big 12 with 6.5 tackles per game, while Jones is tied for 24th (6.2).
GRIFFIN REWRITES NCAA RECORD BOOK
QB Robert Griffin was intercepted for the first time in his career on the Bears’ final offensive play against Missouri. That snapped a streak of 209 consecutive passes without an interception for Griffin. His 209-attempt streak was the longest in NCAA Bowl Subdivision history to start a career, regardless of class. Brad Otton of Southern California previously held the mark of 202 attempts, established over the 1994 and 1995 seasons.
Griffin also established Baylor’s overall record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception, breaking Shawn Bell’s previous mark (161) established from 2003 to 2005. Griffin was four attempts shy of tying the overall Big 12 Conference of 213 consecutive attempts without an interception, held by Texas A&M’s Reggie McNeal (2003-2004) and Kansas’ Todd Reesing (2007).
• QB Robert Griffin needs 158 passing yards to move into fifth place on Baylor’s single-season list. He needs 179 yards to move into fourth place and 285 yards to move into third.
• Griffin needs one passing completion to move into sole possession of ninth place on Baylor’s single-season list. He needs eight completions to move into eighth place, 15 to move into seventh place and 16 to more into sixth place.
• Griffin needs one passing touchdown to move into a fourth-place tie on Baylor’s single-season list. He needs two passing touchdown to move into a third-place tie, three to move into sole possession of third and five to tie for second.
• Griffin needs two rushing touchdowns to match Steve Beaird’s 1974 school record.
• Griffin needs 199 total yards to break Blake Szymanski’s school record (2,942) established last season.
• Griffin needs four touchdowns (rushing or passing) to move into a 10th-place tie on Baylor’s career touchdown responsibility list.
• Griffin needs one touchdown (rushing or receiving) to move into sixth place on Baylor’s single-season points scored list and two touchdowns to move into fourth.
• IR Kendall Wright needs six receptions to move into a ninth-place tie on Baylor’s single-season list. He needs seven to tie for eighth, eight to tie for seventh, nine to tie for sixth and 11 to tie for fifth.
• WR Thomas White needs one TD reception to move into a sixth-place tie on Baylor’s career chart.
• WR David Gettis needs three kickoff return yards to crack Baylor’s career top-10 list.
• LB Joe Pawelek needs two assisted tackles to move into fourth place on Baylor’s single-season list. He needs five to move into third place and 14 to move into second.
• Pawelek needs four tackles to move into a 10th-place tie on Baylor’s single-season list. He needs five to tie for ninth place, eight to tie for seventh place and 10 to tie for sixth place.
• Pawelek needs 10 tackles to crack Baylor’s career total tackles list.
• IR Mikail Baker needs one kickoff return to move into sixth place on Baylor’s career list and two to move into fifth place.
• Baker needs one kickoff return to move into fifth place on Baylor’s single-season list and five to move into fourth place.
• Baker needs 43 kickoff return yards to move into third place on Baylor’s career list and 136 yards to move into second place.
• Baker needs five kickoff return yards to move into third place on Baylor’s single season list, 77 yards to move into second and 99 yards to break David Gettis’ 2007 school record.
• P Derek Epperson needs two punts of 50-plus yards to move into an eighth-place tie on Baylor’s career list. Doing so also would move him into a ninth-place tie on Baylor’s single-season list.
• Epperson needs one punt of 60-plus yards to move into sole possession of sixth place on Baylor’s career list. He needs two such punts to tie for fifth place and three such punts to tie for fourth.
• Epperson needs one punt of 60-plus yards to move into sole possession of seventh place on Baylor’s single-season list and two such punts to tie two others for fifth place.
• K Ben Parks needs 11 points to tie for ninth on Baylor’s single-season list.
• Parks needs five extra-point attempts to tie Jarvis Van Dyke’s 1994 school record.
NOTES FROM THE TEXAS A&M GAME
• Baylor eclipsed 200 yards rushing in consecutive Big 12 games for the first time since a three-game stretch in 1997.
• Baylor’s defense recorded four interceptions in a game for the first time since the 2005 Oklahoma State game. It was Baylor’s first game with at least three interceptions since last year’s Buffalo game.
• Baylor’s fifth-largest margin of victory ever over Texas A&M and its largest since a 39-point victory in 1980.
• Baylor scored 40-plus points in a Big 12 game for only the fifth time ever and the first time since the 2005 Oklahoma State game.
• Baylor’s 269 yards rushing were its most ever in a Big 12 game.
• RB Jay Finley recorded his second 100-yard game of the season.
• RB Jacoby Jones scored two rushing touchdowns in a game for the first time in his career.
• LB Joe Pawelek recorded the first multiple-interception game of his career. It was his third consecutive game with at least one interception.
BEARS MAKE GOOD USE OF COMPLETIONS
Baylor has completed 158 passes this season, 90 of which have resulted in first downs (57.0 percent). Earlier this season at Connecticut, 12 of the Bears’ 14 completions moved the chains (85.7 percent). Last season, Baylor established a school record with 280 completions; however, only 148 resulted in first downs (52.9 percent).
Furthermore, Baylor completions have resulted in touchdowns 9.5 percent of the time this season (15-of-158). Last season, 7.5 percent the Bears’ completions resulted in touchdowns (21-of-280).
EPPERSON NAMED RAY GUY AWARD SEMIFINALIST
P Derek Epperson is one of 10 student-athletes on the semifinalists list for the 2008 Ray Guy Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate punter. Nominees were evaluated on their statistics and contribution to the team with particular emphasis placed on net average, percentage of total punts inside the opponents’ 20 yard line, average return yardage and percentage of punts not returned.
A product of Keller [Texas] High School, Epperson is 10th nationally and second in the Big 12 Conference with a 44.31-yard punting average. His punting has helped Baylor to a No. 7 national ranking in team net punting (38.69 yards), which ranks third in the Big 12.
Epperson has 16 punts of 50-plus yards this season (tied for 10th on Baylor’s single-season list) and three of 60-plus yards (tied for seventh on Baylor’s single-season chart), including a career-long 65-yard boot at Nebraska. Of his 48 punts, 13 pinned the opponent inside the 20 yard line (28.3 percent), and another five resulted in touchbacks. All told, 66.7 percent of his punts have not been returned.
Epperson is one of two punters from the Big 12 on the 10-man semifinalists list, joining Matt Fodge of Oklahoma State. Others on the list are: Bryan Anger (California), Ryan Donahue (Iowa), Chas Henry (Florida), Kevin Huber (Cincinnati), Pat McAfee (West Virginia), Zoltan Mesko (Michigan), Louie Sakoda (Utah) and A.J. Trapsso (Ohio State).
GRIFFIN MAKES NAME FOR HIMSELF
Attention on Baylor freshman QB Robert Griffin has not been confined to Central Texas or even the Central U.S. ESPN.com columnist Bruce Feldman called Griffin the nation’s sixth-biggest surprise through the first third of the season.
Griffin leads the nation in starts at quarterback as a true freshman, and his 9-to-0 touchdown-to-interception ratio is best nationally. In fact, Griffin is the nation’s only quarterback to have thrown at least five touchdown passes this season without throwing an interception.
Furthermore, Griffin was named Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week following his performance against Washington State.
THREE BEARS EARN MIDSEASON HONORS
Three Baylor student-athletes earned midseason honors from various publications this week. LB Joe Pawelek and LT Jason Smith both were named midseason honorable mention All-America by College Football News/Scout.com, while Smith earned first-team midseason All-America honors from Sports Illustrated (SI.com). QB Robert Griffin was named midseason Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year by ESPN.com and midseason Freshman All-America by Rivals.com. He also was named midseason Big 12 “Best Newcomer” by the Austin American-Statesman.
HOME SWEET HOME
Baylor played seven home games this season for only the sixth time since Floyd Casey Stadium opened in 1950. The Bears opened with three straight home games for the first time since 1992 and only the second time since 1945. Baylor posted four wins at home this season, the program’s most since the 1994 Bears also had four home wins.
WHITE AMONG BAYLOR’S ALL-TIME TOP RECEIVERS
With three catches for 35 yards at Oklahoma State, WR Thomas White became the 24th player in Baylor history to eclipse 1,000 career receiving yards. A former walk-on, White recorded his 12th career touchdown reception two weeks ago against Texas A&M and moved into sole possession of eighth place on Baylor’s career list.
White needs one touchdown reception to tie Bruce Davis (1980-83) and Dominique Zeigler (2003-06) for sixth all-time at Baylor. Lawrence Elkins (1962-64) and Melvin Bonner (1989-92) hold Baylor’s career record; each had 19 touchdown receptions.
THOSE GOOD OLD BAYLOR LINES
For the first time in several years, Baylor fields veteran units on both the offensive and defensive lines. The Bears’ five starting offensive linemen have combined for 129 career starts; LT Jason Smith leads the way with 38 career starts, followed by RT Dan Gay with 33 starts (consecutively). Meanwhile, the Bears four starting defensive linemen have combined for 97 career starts; DT Vincent Rhodes leads the way with 33 career starts (31 consecutively), while DE Jason Lamb has 31 career starts (his 28-game starting streak ended vs. Texas A&M).
All nine of those players had started at least one game prior to this season. In fact, only DE Leon Freeman (one start prior to this season) and LG Jordan Hearvey (six starts prior to this season) had fewer than 12 starts under their belts entering the 2008 campaign. Five of Baylor’s nine starting linemen have started every game since the start of last season.
DEGREE IN HAND
Six members of Baylor’s 2008 football squad already have received their undergraduate degrees: QB Kirby Freeman, LB Ben Hixson, RB Jacoby Jones, DT Vincent Rhodes, QB Ryan Roberts and LT Jason Smith. That leads the Big 12 Conference and ties for 12th nationally along with Northwestern. Miami-FL leads all schools with 13 such players, followed by Boston College and Virginia Tech — each with 10 such players. Maryland has nine, while Auburn, Clemson and Pittsburgh each have eight. Arizona State, Memphis, Ohio State and Penn State each have seven.
Baylor head coach Art Briles has a penchant for giving his players nicknames. Virtually every player on the Bears’ roster has a nickname. Some came to Baylor with their nickname, and some have been given nicknames by Briles. Some of the more commonly heard nicknames from Briles are Shazam (QB Blake Szymanski), Romeo (IR Romie Blaylock), All-Star (PK Ben Parks), Diego (BS Larry Washington), Swerve (LG Jordan Hearvey) J-Willy (S Jeremy Williams), Yosemite Sam or Yo-Yo (RB Ray Sims) and Marty Akins (TE Justin Akers).
Here are some other nickname tidbits:
- RB Jeremy Sanders’ pre-Baylor nickname was “J-Mo.” Briles morphed J-Mo into “Motown.”
- QB Robert Griffin, whose teammates call him “Rambo,” is called “Cream” by Briles (as in “rises to the top”).
- CB Dwain Crawford is called “Fish,” as in crawfish.
- Briles calls true freshman WR Kendall Wright “My Dubbie,” which came from “K-Dub.”
- DT Vincent Rhodes is called “Big Vin.”
- DE Jason Lamb is called “Lambo.”
During spring practice, 10 Baylor players changed positions from last season. An 11th player made a position change during preseason drills as Jeremy Sanders moved from quarterback to running back.
Position changes made during the spring were as follows: Mikail Baker (wide receiver to inside receiver), Krys Buerck (wide receiver to cornerback), Elliott Coffey (safety to linebacker), Dwain Crawford (rover to cornerback), Antonio Johnson (defensive end to linebacker), V.J. McElroy (cornerback to inside receiver), Ray Sims (outside safety to running back), Matt Singletary (defensive end to inside receiver), Sam Sledge (offensive line to defensive line) and John David Weed (quarterback to inside receiver).
TRANSFERS FIND HOME AT BAYLOR
Baylor’s 2008 roster features six student-athletes who began their collegiate careers at other NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision universities: LS Casey Cooper (Alabama), QB Kirby Freeman (Miami-FL), DE Adam Geib (Air Force), CB Drew Kerr (Houston), DT Phillip Taylor (Penn State) and C J.D. Walton (Arizona State). Freeman and Walton both started in the Wake Forest game; it was Walton’s 13th consecutive start for the Bears. Taylor will be eligible next season.
FORMER SIGNAL CALLERS FIND NEW HOMES
Baylor’s 2008 roster features 10 student-athletes who were starting quarterbacks in high school, including two former signal callers who played quarterback beyond high school.
Inside receiver John David Weed was on Baylor’s depth chart at quarterback last fall and saw action in three games during the 2007 season; he also was the starting quarterback at Tyler [Texas] Junior College during the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
Another junior college transfer — running back Jeremy Sanders — made the move to another position after playing quarterback beyond high school. Sanders, a product of Marlin [Texas] High School, spent two seasons as the starting quarterback at Navarro [Texas] College before transferring to Baylor this season.
The most interesting position change was that of Zac Scotton, who now plays defensive end. The six-foot-six, 255-pound Scotton made the switch away from quarterback prior to his junior season at Houston’s Cypress Creek High School after out-growing the position.
SEVERAL BEARS EARN PRESEASON ACCOLADES
Four Baylor student-athletes were named preseason All-Big 12 Conference by various outlets: WR David Gettis, FS Jordan Lake, LB Joe Pawelek and LT Jason Smith.
Lake was the most highly decorated, also earning honorable mention All-America honors from The Sporting News. He was named all-conference by the league’s coaches, and he was a first-team all-conference selection by Lindy’s, The Sporting News, Blue Ribbon Yearbook and CollegeFootballNews. Lake also earned second-team all-Big 12 honors from Athlon and Phil Steele.
Pawelek, who joined Lake on the coaches’ preseason All-Big 12 team, was a first-team all-conference selection by Athlon, Lindy’s, The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews. He was tabbed second-team all-league by Phil Steele.
Smith earned second-team all-Big 12 honors from Athlon and Lindy’s, while he was a fourth-team all-conference pick by Phil Steele. Gettis was named third-team all-Big 12 by Phil Steele.
LAKE ON THORPE AWARD WATCH LIST
FS Jordan Lake is one of 40 student-athletes included on the 2008 Jim Thorpe Award Watch List. The award is given annually to the nation’s best defensive back.
A consensus second-team All-Big 12 honoree as a sophomore in 2007, Lake registered six double-digit tackle games a year ago and finished the season with 120 total tackles, the most by a Baylor player since 2003. He ranked third in the Big 12 (first among defensive backs) and 30th nationally with 10.0 tackles per game last season.
A screening committee will meet Oct. 3 to narrow the field to 10 or 12 semifinalists. Three finalists will be selected Nov. 24. The names of these finalists will be submitted to a national panel of sports writers, sportscasters, coaches and former players who vote to determine the winner. The winner will be announced at the ESPN College Football Awards Show.
Formal presentation of the Jim Thorpe Award takes place at ceremonies in Oklahoma City on the first Tuesday in February following the national signing date for college football recruits.
PAWELEK ON BUTKUS AWARD WATCH LIST
LB Joe Pawelek is on the 2008 Butkus Award Watch List; the award is given annually to the nation’s top collegiate linebacker. Pawelek, a 2006 Freshman All-American, is one of 66 student-athletes on the initial watch list, including 2007 winner James Laurinaitis.
A product of Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas, Pawelek has been among Baylor's leaders in tackles each of the past two seasons. He led the Bears with 86 stops as a freshman in 2006 and was second on the team with 99 tackles last year. A 2007 All-Big 12 Conference selection, Pawelek tallied eight tackles for loss, including two sacks, forced three fumbles, recovered two fumbles and had one interception last season.
Pawelek is one of only four linebackers from the Big 12 on the Butkus Award Watch List, joining Joe Mortensen of Kansas, Ryan Reynolds of Oklahoma and Sean Witherspoon of Missouri.
BAYLOR AMONG TOP UNIVERSITIES
In a recent Forbes Magazine study, Baylor ranked as the nation’s 34th-best university and the top university in the Big 12 Conference. The Forbes list ranked 127 universities. Baylor ranked as the third-best university in the state of Texas behind only SMU (13th) and Rice (24th). Baylor was the 19th-ranked non-Ivy League private university in the nation, sixth among schools with religious affiliations.
Other Big 12 schools in the Forbes rankings were Texas (44th), Texas A&M (49th), Missouri (53rd), Colorado (62nd), Kansas (67th), Oklahoma (73rd), Kansas State (108th), Iowa State (120th) and Nebraska (123rd). Oklahoma State and Texas Tech were not ranked.
U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Baylor at No. 76 — only one point from tying five other universities at No. 71 — among the nation’s top national doctoral-granting universities. The ranking in the magazine’s 2009 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” represents Baylor’s second-highest overall U.S. News ranking, just behind last year’s ranking at No. 75. The magazine evaluated more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools.
Universities in the state of Texas continue to lead the Big 12 among the publication’s “Best National Universities.” Among Big 12 schools, Baylor is the third highest-ranked university behind only Texas (47th) and Texas A&M (64th). Other Big 12 schools ranked were Colorado (77th); Iowa State, Kansas and Nebraska (tied for 89th); Missouri (96th); Oklahoma (108th); and Kansas State (130th). Oklahoma State and Texas Tech both are in the third tier.
FORMER WALK-ONS EARN SCHOLARSHIPS
Seven former walk-ons have been awarded scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year: Joe Bennett, Carter Brunelle, Ty Findley, Chris Greisenbeck, Ryan Roberts, Sam Sledge and Larry Washington. Baylor has awarded 37 former walk-ons with scholarships since 2003. Most notable of that group was punter Daniel Sepulveda, who was the first two-time winner of the Ray Guy Award and was drafted in fourth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007.
Baylor’s official athletic web site can be found at www.BaylorBears.com. The comprehensive site, which includes releases, photos, biographical sketches and audio broadcasts, is part of the CBS College Sports network. CBS College Sports currently hosts sites for more than 100 universities, including five Big 12 schools.
BAYLOR GAMES ON THE INTERNET
The radio call from all of Baylor’s games can be heard free of charge live on the Internet at www.BaylorBears.com.
INSIDE BAYLOR SPORTS TV SHOW
“Inside Baylor Sports,” the award winning weekly TV show that covers all aspects of Baylor athletics, returns for its 10th season during the 2008-2009 academic year.
Senior Producer Robert Shiekh provide viewers an inside look at Baylor athletics with thorough highlights, in-depth interviews and imaginative features on all 18 sports presented in a fast-paced, entertaining style. Co-hosts John Morris and Lori Fogleman guide viewers through the best coverage of Baylor athletics on television.
“Inside Baylor Sports” airs Sundays, Aug. 24, 2008 through June 7, 2009, at 10:30 p.m. CT on KCEN-TV in Central Texas. The program also airs weekly throughout the region on FSN Southwest at 1 p.m. each Wednesday beginning Aug. 27 and is archived on the web at www.BaylorTV.com. “Inside Baylor Sports” also may be seen nationally on CBS College Sports Television.