Did you know: Week 1 in the Big 12

September, 2, 2011
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We're back again this season with a collection of tidbits about this week's games, courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info, as well as various sports information departments across the Big 12.

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Did you know...
  • Only three Big 12 teams won their final game in 2011: Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
  • Oklahoma is the nation's preseason No. 1 for the 10th time, the most of all schools. It's the first time the Sooners have opened the season atop the polls since 2003.
  • The last junior college transfer to start for Iowa State at quarterback? Seneca Wallace. Steele Jantz will do so for the Cyclones on Saturday against Northern Iowa.
  • Oklahoma's 36-game home winning streak began with a win over none other than Tulsa, back in 2005. The Sooners meet the in-state Golden Hurricane again this week.
  • Baylor is just 4-6 in its last 10 season openers.
  • The Sooners have shutout Tulsa three times in five games since Tulsa's last win in the series in 1996.
  • SMU hasn't beaten Texas A&M since 1984. The Aggies are 9-0-1 since.
  • Iowa State is 11-1 under head coach Paul Rhoads when holding teams under 24 points. It is 1-12 when allowing more than 24 points.
  • Missouri is 21-0 in nonconference games since a loss to New Mexico in 2005. (Did you know EXTRA: I saw that loss in person. It was...quite bad, and the first time I ever saw Missouri play at Faurot Field.)
  • Texas Tech's streak of 18 consecutive seasons of bowl eligibility is the longest in the Big 12, and fourth-longest nationally, behind Florida State, Florida and Ohio State.
  • Kansas State hasn't dropped a season opener under Bill Snyder since 1989.
  • Texas has beaten Rice in Austin 21 consecutive times since 1965.
  • Since 1990, Kansas State is 16-1 when it scores on defense or special teams.
  • Texas A&M's roster features five sets of brothers and three players whose fathers played in the NFL or NBA.
  • Oklahoma State has cracked the AP top 10 in each of the last four seasons for the first time in school history.
  • Missouri is meeting Miami (Ohio) for just the second time ever. It won last year's game, 51-13.
  • Oklahoma State's 29-10 record over the last three seasons is the highest three-year win total in school history.
  • Baylor leads the all-time series with TCU, 50-49-7.
  • Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill still serves as the Aggies' holder for place kicks.
  • Texas is 8-4 in bowl games under Mack Brown before last season, when the Longhorns didn't qualify for the postseason.
  • Last year, Texas A&M was undefeated in November for the first time since 1997.
  • Kansas State converted 46.6 percent of its third downs last season, the best mark in the Big 12.
  • Kansas is 22-2 in home nonconference games since 2003.
  • Texas coach Mack Brown's 219 wins rank 13th all-time and is third-most among active coaches.
  • Oklahoma broke 19 school records in 2010.
  • Tulsa's first three games are against Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Boise State.
  • Oklahoma State's new uniforms have 48 different possible combinations.
  • Before last year's win over No. 22 Texas in Austin, Iowa State had lost 36 consecutive road games to ranked opponents.
  • Baylor is TCU's most-played rivalry, and TCU is Baylor's second-most played rivalry. This is their fourth meeting since the Southwest Conference disbanded. Baylor's most-played rivalry? Texas A&M. Sigh.
  • Missouri's 40 wins the past four seasons are seventh-most nationally.
  • Kansas is 3-3 all-time against the Southland Conference.
  • Oklahoma's 74 consecutive sellouts is the second-longest streak in school history.
  • Baylor is 2-10 all-time on the ESPN family of networks. It's only win on ESPN, where tonight's game will be broadcast? Houston in 1986.
  • Baylor's offense in 2010 was one of just three nationally (Boise State, Tulsa) to rank in the top 25 in pass offense and rush offense.
  • Baylor receiver Kendall Wright has a reception in all 37 of his career games, the fourth-longest streak in the nation.

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