| Baylor [10-1-2, 1-0-1] at Texas Tech [10-3-0, 2-1-0]
Friday, Oct. 5 | 7 p.m. | Lubbock, Texas | John B. Walker Soccer Complex
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WACO, Texas - In the first of three straight matches on the road, the 25th-ranked Baylor soccer team (10-1-2, 1-0-1) heads to Lubbock, Texas, on Friday to take on Texas Tech (10-3-0, 2-1-0). The match, slated to begin at 7 p.m. from the John B. Walker Soccer Complex, will be BU's only contest of the week.
The action of the TTU match will be live video streamed by TexasTech.com. The video feed is free and can be accessed through a link on BaylorBears.com. TTU will also provide live stats via GameTracker or follow @BaylorFutbol on Twitter for updates.
A total of 17 Baylor players have at least two points on the season, while 14 have at least one goal and 13 have one assist.
Baylor currently leads the Big 12 in every offensive statistical category: shots (300), points (94), goals (34), goals per game (2.62), assists (26) and assists per game (2.00).
Baylor has outshot its opposition by a 300-68 margin in its 13 games this fall. The Bears are averaging 23.1 shots per contest with 40.7 percent of those coming on goal.
On the defensive end, Baylor has allowed the fewest goals (5) and has the best goals against average (0.37) in the league.
The Bears have nine shutouts in 13 games, giving them a shutout percentage of .692. That figure leads the Big 12 and is tied for seventh nationally.
Baylor is one of only two teams in the country to be in the top 15 in both scoring offense (14th, 2.62) & goals against average (4th, .372).
At 10-1-2, BU is off to its best start during Marci Jobson's tenure and the second best start in school history. In each of the last three seasons, the Bears have opened at least 6-1-1.The best start in program history came in 1996 when Baylor began the year 12-1-1.
After its lone win last week, Baylor is ranked at No. 25 in the National Soccer Coaches Association, the Soccer America and the Soccer Times polls. BU is also ranked No. 18 by CollegeSportsMadness and listed at No. 21 in TopDrawerSoccer.com's projection of the NCAA Championship field. In the second edition of the NCAA RPI rankings, the Bears are still the top Big 12 team at No. 21.
This season on the road, Baylor is 4-1-2, which ties the road win total from all of last season and is the most since 1999. Under the direction of Jobson, BU is 14-17-8 in road contests. The best season on the road for the program came in 1996 with an 8-1 record.
Overall, BU is undefeated in its last nine games dating back to a 2-1 double overtime loss at 15th-ranked Long Beach State.
In the last four years, Baylor is 4-2-5 when playing only one game in a week during the regular season.