Big 12 did you know: Week 7

October, 12, 2012
10/12/12
9:37
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We're back again with our weekly collection of facts, tidbits and notes about this weekend's games in the Big 12. As always, these are courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information and various sports information departments across the Big 12.

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Did you know ...
  • Last week against Texas was the first game all season West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith didn't complete at least 60 percent of his passes longer than 15 yards downfield.
  • Facing at least five blitzing rushers, Smith is completing 78 percent of his passes, 16 percent higher than last season.
  • In those situations, Smith has thrown seven touchdowns and no interceptions, with at least one touchdown in those scenarios in each game this season.
  • Texas Tech QB Seth Doege has completed just 62.5 percent of his passes in those situations, with one touchdown and one interception.
  • Landry Jones completed 9 of 12 passes for 120 yards, a touchdown and no sacks when Texas Tech blitzed last week.
  • When opponents send three or fewer rushers, Smith has completed 51 of 59 (86.4 percent) of his passes.
  • In those situations, he hasn't been sacked once in 61 dropbacks and has completed 13 of 17 passes at least 15 yards downfield with five touchdowns.
  • Tavon Austin (8) and Stedman Bailey (13, most in the FBS) have combined for 21 touchdown catches. No other team in college football has more than 19 touchdown catches.
  • Oklahoma threw for 259 passing yards last week, but 174 came after the catch vs. Texas Tech.
  • Austin has 424 yards after the catch, the most in the Big 12 and second-most among players at AQ-conference schools.
  • West Virginia ran on 54.5 percent of its plays last week, the second-highest percentage of any game since Dana Holgorsen took over as head coach.
  • Of Andrew Buie's 207 yards last week, 74 came after contact.
  • Texas Tech has given up just six plays longer than 20 yards all season, the fewest in FBS. Alabama is second, with eight.
  • Texas Tech gave up 66 of those plays last year, which ranked 100th in FBS.
  • Jones completed 44.8 percent of his throws longer than 20 yards last year. This year, he's completing just 26.1.
  • On those throws, Jones is averaging just 9.1 yards per attempt, compared to 17.3 last year.
  • When targeting Kenny Stills on those throws, Jones is just 3-of-10.
  • David Ash is completing 60 percent of his throws 20 yards or longer, compared to just 30 percent last season.
  • On those throws, Ash is averaging 21.9 yards per play.
  • Ash has four touchdowns to no interceptions on those throws, compared to one touchdown and one interception for Jones.
  • Texas' defense gave up 11 completions longer than 30 yards last year. This year, it has given up eight through just five games.
  • On throws longer than 20 yards, Jones is just 3-of-14 all-time vs. Texas, with no touchdowns.
  • Texas running back Joe Bergeron averages 2.9 yards per carry in the first half this season, compared to 6.1 in the second half.
  • Six of his seven carries longer than 20 yards have come in the second half, and he's averaging 3.8 yards after contact per carry in the second half, compared to 1.7 in the first half.
  • Facing a blitz this year, Ash hasn't been sacked in 32 dropbacks, is completing 75 percent of his passes and hasn't turned the ball over.
  • Last year, he had zero touchdowns and three picks in those same situations, compared to three touchdowns and no interceptions so far this year.
  • Collin Klein averages 6.2 yards per carry on designed runs this year.
  • Last year, Klein averaged just 4.3 yards per carry in those same situations.
  • Iowa State gives up 115.8 yards a game, 30th in the FBS.
  • Last year against Iowa State, Klein had four runs of at least 10 yards.
  • On designed runs on first down, Klein is averaging 7.4 yards per carry this year.
  • When targeting Tramaine Thompson at least 10 yards downfield, Klein is 8-of-12 with three touchdowns.
  • When targeting the rest of the team at least 10 yards downfield, Klein is 12-of-26 with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
  • Oklahoma State has beaten Kansas in seven of their last eight meetings.
  • Oklahoma State's 13 road wins since 2009 are tied for fifth-most in FBS.
  • As a player and a coach, Mike Gundy is 4-0 all-time in Lawrence and 7-1 vs. Kansas.
  • Oklahoma State has won the past two games in this series by a combined score of 118-42.
  • In last year's game, Kansas turned the ball over four times in the first half. All resulted in Oklahoma State touchdowns.
  • TCU's campus was located in Waco from 1895-1910.
  • TCU is 21-6 all-time following a loss under Gary Patterson.
  • TCU is 22-12 against former Southwest Conference foes.
  • TCU has played Baylor 107 times, more than any other opponent in college football.
  • Skye Dawson is the only player in the country to rank in the top nine in punt returns and top 11 in kick returns.
  • Baylor linebacker Bryce Hager ranks second nationally in tackles per game.
  • Baylor punter Spencer Roth leads the Big 12 at 46.8 yards per punt.
  • Baylor has a nine-game home winning streak, the seventh-longest active streak in college football.

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