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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Did you know: Cotton Bowl
By David Ubben
Time for another round of fun facts and tidbits about the AT&T Cotton Bowl.
As always, these come courtesy of our crack team at ESPN Stats & Information and sports information departments across the Big 12. Let's get started:
Did you know ...
Texas A&M QB
has 784 of his 1,181 rushing yards on scrambles, averaging 9.7 yards a carry on those plays.
Manziel has been forced out of the pocket on 27.6 percent of drop backs this season.
Over the last three games, Oklahoma quarterback
is completing 77.7 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and no interceptions when he's blitzed.
On the season, he has eight touchdowns and one pick when blitzed.
Jones has thrown just 12.2 percent of his career passes from outside the pocket, but thrown 25.5 percent of his career interceptions from outside the pocket.
In Oklahoma's first 10 games, Jones attempted 41 passes from outside the pocket. In the last two games, he's attempted just three such passes.
Texas A&M is 4-8 in its 12 Cotton Bowl appearances.
Oklahoma is 1-0 in its only appearance in the bowl, back in 2002.
If Oklahoma wins, it will have its first four-game bowl winning streak since 1978-81.
West Virginia's Pat White is the only player to ever go 4-0 in bowl games. Landry Jones could join him with a win.
A&M hasn't won consecutive bowl games since 1985.
A win would give Stoops 150 wins at Oklahoma, seven short of Barry Switzer's school record.
A win would give Texas A&M its first 11-win season since 1998.