Friday, November 9, 2012
Big 12 did you know: Week 11
By David Ubben
Time for another round of fun facts and tidbits about this weekend's games. As always, these come courtesy of our fantastic Stats & Information crew at ESPN, as well as various sports information departments across the Big 12.
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Did you know...
- Kansas State now officially ranks first or tied for first in FBS in penalties per game, turnover margin, points off turnovers and average starting field position.
- The Wildcats have scored 111 points off turnovers and surrendered zero.
- TCU ranks second nationally in average starting position. Its drives start at an average of its own 38-yard line.
- Kansas State ranks in the top three in FBS in both kick-return average (30.0 yards per return) and punt-return average (24.9).
- TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is 11-of-33 on throws longer than 20 yards since becoming the team's starter.
- Boykin hasn't completed more than 50 percent of those throws in any game this season.
- Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein has completed more than 50 percent of his throws longer than 20 yards in four consecutive games this season, and six overall.
- Before leaving the team, TCU quarterback Casey Pachall was 9-of-14 on throws longer than 20 yards.
- Klein averaged 24.4 carries a game last year. This year, he's down to 15.4 carries a game.
- Klein is averaging more than a full yard more per carry than he did last year. He's averaging 5.0 yards a carry this year, vs. 3.6 in 2011.
- Klein has accounted for 65.1 percent of Kansas State's offense this season.
- Klein has run the ball 66 times the past season and a half in goal-to-go situations. He's scored touchdowns on 33 of those carries, the best mark in the FBS.
- Baylor receiver Terrance Williams leads the nation with 24 catches longer than 20 yards this season, and 10 catches longer than 40 yards.
- Baylor WR Tevin Reese is fourth nationally with seven catches of at least 40 yards.
- Against Iowa State, Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones completed six passes longer than 20 yards, and four for touchdowns. Both of those were career highs.
- Before that game, Jones had just 10 such completions for two touchdowns all season.
- In the past two seasons, Jones has ranked in the FBS top five in completions longer than 30 yards.
- This season, Jones has 12 completions longer than 30 yards -- 49th in the FBS.
- Texas has scored 46 touchdowns on offense in nine games this year. It scored 40 in 2011.
- Texas' 91 missed tackles are now 18 more than any other Big 12 team.
- Kansas has 13 drives this season with at least 10 plays that did not result in points. No other FBS team has more.
- Texas Tech has 1,537 yards after catch, third most among AQ schools.
- Seth Doege has 21 touchdowns inside the red zone, the most in FBS.
- Oklahoma State has a touchdown drive of 2 minutes or less in 35 consecutive games.
- The Big 12's cumulative averages for punt returns (12.95) and kick returns (22.94) lead the nation.
- 35.8 percent of the Big 12's touchdown drives this season have taken five plays or fewer and covered at least 50 yards.
- Iowa State has only lost three games under Paul Rhoads when it wins the turnover battle. Oklahoma has two of those wins.
- Chris Canty against Akron in 1995 was the last K-State cornerback with three interceptions in a single game until Allen Chapman duplicated the feat against Oklahoma State last week.
- Bob Stoops can pass Bud Wilkinson on the all-time wins list this week. He's 12 wins short of tying Barry Switzer for the school record.
- Since 2004, Oklahoma is 20-0 following a loss.
- Oklahoma State receiver Charlie Moore has caught a touchdown in four consecutive games.
- TCU cornerback Jason Verrett already has five interceptions this season. No TCU player has done that since 2005.
- Texas Tech has played five consecutive ranked opponents. This week, it gets Kansas.
- West Virginia's last overtime game before last week came against Connecticut on Oct. 29, 2010. It lost, 16-13.