Friday, September 16, 2011
Big 12 did you know: Week 3
By David Ubben
Time for another round of facts and tidbits via ESPN Stats and Info and various sports information departments around the Big 12.
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The Big 12 played two overtime games last week. That's the same number of overtime games involving Big 12 teams in the past three seasons.
Since 2009, Landry Jones is 33-of-44 for 18 touchdowns on red zone pass attempts to Ryan Broyles. He's 61-for-120 for 22 touchdowns and two interceptions when targeting the rest of the team.
On the road, while facing four or fewer pass-rushers, Jones has 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions, while completing 63 percent of his passes.
Against blitzes in all games since the 2010 season, he has 10 touchdowns and two interceptions, while completing just under 67 percent of his passes. When targeting Broyles in those scenarios, he has completed 71 percent of his passes, compared to 63 percent for the rest of his offense.
Broyles' 19 red-zone touchdowns are six more than any active player in college football, but Texas A&M's Jeff Fuller is tied with Michael Floyd at Notre Dame for second, with 13.
Last year, against Florida State, Broyles finished with 12 catches for 124 yards. Eight of his catches and 67 of his yards came on passes behind or at the line of scrimmage.
Last week's 26-yard reception on a swing pass was the first catch of Texas running back D.J. Monroe's career.
Baylor's No. 19 ranking is its highest since 1991.
Landry Jones has 38 touchdowns and six interceptions in home games during his career. On the road (not neutral site), he has 17 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Through two games, 10 of Texas' 14 passes thrown by David Ash and Case McCoy have been for 10 yards or less, including six screen passes.
UCLA ran for 264 yards against Texas last year, more than any other Longhorn opponent.
Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz's 57-yard completion to Aaron Horne was the longest for the Cyclones since 2005.
Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III leads the nation in passing efficiency, though he's played just one game.
However, with no limitations on attempts, Baylor receiver Kendall Wright has a passer rating of 496, well ahead of Griffin's 250.6. Wright is 2-of-2 this season for 55 yards and a touchdown.
Kansas has just one player on its roster from the state of Georgia. Georgia has no Kansans on its roster.
Kansas State is 11-5 coming off a bye week under Bill Snyder.
Texas Tech true freshman linebacker Blake Dees graded out as the defense's top performer in the season opener.
Big 12 officials have reviewed 34 plays so far this season, overturning 12 calls.
Kansas scored 89 points in its first four games last season. This year, it has 87 points through two weeks.
Missouri is 10-0 all-time against FCS opponents. It plays Western Illinois on Saturday.
Baylor and Stephen F. Austin haven't met since 1947, but the Lumberjacks never scored in the previous three meetings.
Baylor's Wright needs 122 receiving yards to become the school's all-time leader.
Missouri's streak of 22 consecutive nonconference wins stretching back to 2005 ended with last Friday's loss to Arizona State.
Texas Tech has nine consecutive seasons of at least eight wins. That's tied for fifth nationally and only Oklahoma has more in the Big 12, with 11. Boise State and Virginia Tech are the only schools with more.
Oklahoma State has scored a touchdown on its first offensive possession and forced a punt on its first defensive possession in both games this season.
The only score K-State gave up in its 10-7 opening win against Eastern Kentucky came after a fumble on the Wildcats' one-yard line.
Oklahoma State has won nine of its past 10 road games.