Friday, November 23, 2012
Big 12 did you know: Week 13
By David Ubben
Time for a whole new round of fun facts from around the Big 12 this week. As always, these come courtesy of our crack team at ESPN Stats & Information, as well as various sports information departments from around the Big 12. Let's get to it!
Did you know ...
Landry Jones has thrown 12.7 percent of his career passes from outside the pocket.
Jones has thrown 26.5 percent of his career interceptions from outside the pocket.
Against Oklahoma State last season, Jones was 3-of-16 with two interceptions on passes outside the pocket.
For his career, Jones is completing 65.4 percent of his passes inside the pocket, compared to 50.2 percent outside of it.
Oklahoma State has 15 touchdown drives this season that lasted less than a minute, fourth-most in the FBS.
The Cowboys have 15 touchdown drives of three plays or fewer, tied for third in FBS.
In Jones' first five games, he completed just 6-of-27 throws longer than 20 yards, for one touchdown and an interception. In his past five, he's completed of 15-of-30 passes for six scores and two picks.
Since Week 10, Clint Chelf has completed 52.6 percent of his passes longer than 20 yards, for five touchdowns and no interceptions.
J.W. Walsh has scored four touchdowns in eight goal-to-go rush attempts.
Blake Bell has nine touchdowns in 14 goal-to-go rush attempts.
Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle has 596 yards after contact this year, fifth-most in the FBS and most in the Big 12.
Oklahoma gave up just 138.2 yards per game and five touchdowns on the ground in its first six games.
In its last four games, the Sooners have given up 256 rushing yards a game and 12 touchdowns.
Oklahoma State's been held below 30 points just once this season.
Randle is gaining 54.2 percent of his yards after contact.
Oklahoma's defense has given up just 630 yards after contact this year, the fewest in the Big 12 and eighth-fewest among AQ schools.
The Big 12 has 70 percent of its teams already bowl-eligible, the highest percentage of any league in the country.
Two more Big 12 teams could be bowl-eligible by the end of the weekend.
The Big 12 has five teams in the top 10 nationally in scoring.
Big 12 teams average 74.1 plays, 463.1 yards and four punts per game. All are the highest among FBS leagues.
Twenty percent of the Big 12's touchdown drives this year have been scored in less than a minute.
Baylor's victory over No. 1 Kansas State last week was its first ever over a No. 1 team.
It also tied the record for the biggest margin of victory over a BCS No. 1 team.
Iowa State is 9-1 under Paul Rhoads when scoring at least 35 points, and 21-1 when allowing fewer than 24 points.
West Virginia's five-game losing streak is its longest since a six-game streak in 1986.
Iowa State is 1-3 at home in Big 12 play this year.
West Virginia and Iowa State have never met.
Iowa State hasn't won its regular season finale since 2006.
Oklahoma has won 32 consecutive games when leading at halftime.
Oklahoma State's 38-point win over Texas Tech last week was its third-largest ever against a ranked opponent.
West Virginia had 778 yards of offense last week, but it was only the second-most in school history. The Mountaineers had 807 yards of offense in a win over Baylor earlier this season.
Seth Doege is just the third quarterback in Texas Tech history with 8,000 yards passing. He has 8,006 after last week's loss to Oklahoma State.