Friday, November 26, 2010
Did you know: Week 13
By ESPN.com staff
Here's the collection of facts and tidbits for this weekend's games, courtesy of various sports information departments around the Big 12, as well as ESPN Stats & Info.
- Last season, Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones completed 25 percent of his throws of 20 yards or longer, with six touchdowns and three interceptions.
- This season, Jones is completing 44 percent of those throws for nine touchdowns and one interception.
- Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden is completing 48.6 of his passes of 20 yards or longer in seven conference games, with six touchdowns and one interception.
- In conference play, when defenses have blitzed, Jones is 11-of-11 for 221 yards and two touchdowns ... when he throws to Ryan Broyles.
- In conference play, when defenses have blitzed, Weeden is 8-of-8 for 103 yards and two touchdowns ... when he throws to Justin Blackmon.
- Blackmon leads the nation with 58 catches of at least 10 yards.
- Broyles is fourth in the nation with 50 catches of at least 10 yards.
- Oklahoma State's offense has 16 drives of over 60 yards this season that have lasted less than 90 seconds. That's more than any offense in the country. Oregon is second, with just 12.
- Colorado has 15 sacks in its past two games, both wins. It had 18 sacks in its first nine games, and was 3-6.
- Kansas will play its third consecutive game against a top 20 team this week when it meets No. 15 Missouri. That's only the second time in 32 years for the Jayhawks, and first since 1998.
- Kansas and Missouri's series in Big 12 play is even at 7-all.
- Nebraska kicker Alex Henery is nine points short of the Nebraska career scoring record held by Kris Brown, with 388 points.
- Saturday will be second consecutive Bedlam matchup in Stillwater attended by ESPN's "College GameDay."
- Texas A&M's five-game winning streak in Big 12 play is its first since 1998, when they won the Big 12 Championship. That's also the last time any team other than Texas or Oklahoma has represented the South in the Big 12 title game.
- Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith has allowed just 10 receptions while playing man coverage in two seasons. Only one of those receptions was for a first down.
- Colorado' Brian Cabral is the only coach since 1932, other than Rick Neuheisel, to win his debut as Buffaloes coach.
- Nebraska receiver Niles Paul, who will miss Friday's game against Colorado, is one of just six Nebraska receivers with at least 100 career catches. He finished with 103 catches after a four-reception performance last week.
- An Oklahoma game will be the site of "College GameDay" for the 25th time. That's third-most all-time, behind Ohio State (28) and Florida (32)
- Oklahoma finished 2009 with eight healthy offensive linemen on scholarship. The Sooners enter their season finale this year with 16.
- Texas Tech and Houston, former Southwest Conference foes, are playing for just the second time since the league's breakup in 1996.
- Texas A&M running back Cyrus Gray's 223 yards last night were the most ever by an Aggies back against Texas.
- Saturday will be the fourth time ever that Oklahoma State enters Bedlam ranked higher than Oklahoma.
- Missouri and Kansas' last three games have been decided by eight points or less.
- The last time the Border Showdown had four consecutive games decided by eight points or less was in 1955-59, which was a streak of five games.