Friday, September 20, 2013
Big 12 Week 4: Did You Know?
By Max Olson
Thanks to the fine work of the folks of ESPN Stats & Info and a sports information department near you, we’re excited to continue the tradition of ending the week with a large heaping of knowledge in the form of numbers.
Chew on these nuggets of fun info and random trivia, and you’re sure to be the smartest guy or gal at your tailgate.
Did you know …
Baylor is averaging 590.9 yards per game on offense since 2011 and has now put up 400-plus in 29 consecutive games.
The Bears set a Floyd Casey Stadium record for single-game scoring with 69 against Wofford in their season opener, then broke it with 70 against Buffalo.
Baylor has scored in 32 of the last 33 quarters it has played, including all eight this season. The offense also has first-quarter scores in 18 of its last 19 games.
Iowa State defensive back Nigel Tribune is the first true freshman to see the field for the Cyclones since 2011, when three played right away.
ISU QB Sam Richardson has a TD-INT ratio of 13-3 and is averaging 53 rushing yards per game in his career.
James Sims passed John Riggins and Gale Sayers last week to take over the No. 5 spot on Kansas' all-time rushing chart with 2,685 career yards.
Kansas' streak of road losses extended to 23 games with last week's loss to Rice.
Jayhawks LB Ben Heeney had a career-high 18 tackles against Rice and has collected sacks in each of KU's last three games.
We could list a dozen stats about Kansas State's dominance over Texas in their series, but we'll keep it to a few today. The Wildcats have won their last five games against Texas.
In their past five matchups, Texas has produced 1,849 total yards of offense and Kansas State has put up 1,317 total yards. But KSU was plus-13 in turnover margin in those games.
When the Wildcats have held an opponent to 10 points or less, they're 91-0 since 1990.
Oklahoma has won its last 36 games when leading at halftime.
Blake Bell had 437 yards of total offense in his first career start last Saturday. That ranked No. 9 on the Sooners' single-game record list. He was only the fourth quarterback in school history to throw for 400 yards in a game, joining Landry Jones, Sam Bradford and Josh Heupel.
Jaz Reynolds' 82-yard reception last week against Tulsa was the longest non-scoring catch in Sooner history.
Oklahoma State has surpassed 50 points in a game 25 times since Mike Gundy took over as head coach.
The Cowboys are 15-for-15 in the red zone this season with touchdowns on all 15 conversions.
Prior to last week, OSU receiver Josh Stewart had caught four passes or more in 15 consecutive games. The sophomore is already No. 9 on the school's all-time receiving list.
Since the beginning of the 2010 season, Texas is 23-18 with 10 of those losses coming in home games. Texas had lost just four home games from 2001 to 2009.
Opposing quarterbacks have averaged 122.7 rushing yards per game against Texas this season, which is 20 more than any other FBS team has allowed. K-State leads in the Big 12 in quarterback rushing at 81.7 yards per game.
Texas is currently ranked last in the Big 12 in nearly every defensive statistic, including points (30.3) and yards (491.3) per game.
Trevone Boykin has already accounted for 3,042 yards of total offense in his career but has a TD-INT ratio of 14-12 in the 10 starts he's made.
TCU led the Big 12 in interceptions last season with 21 and is already leading the league in that category this year with five.
The Horned Frogs haven't been shut out in a game since 1991. Their streak of scoring in 258 consecutive games is currently the third-longest in FBS.
Until last week's win over TCU, Texas Tech had lost eight straight games when scoring 20 points or fewer. The Red Raiders hadn't won a home game with 20 points or fewer since 2001.
No Big 12 school has played more true freshmen than Texas Tech. The Red Raiders have put 10 on the field this season. Texas A&M currenrlt leads the nation in that stat with 17.
At one point last season, Texas Tech went six games and 485 defensive snaps without forcing a turnover. Tech has three takeaways in three games this season.
West Virginia faces Maryland for the fourth consecutive season this weekend. Ever since losing the 2003 Gator Bowl to the Terps, WVU has won seven straight games in this series.
The Mountaineers have used 29 players this season who, prior to 2013, had never appeared in a game for WVU. That includes 14 first-time starters.
Since 2002, West Virginia is 29-18 against current members of the ACC. Going into this weekend's game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, WVU is also 4-0 under Dana Holgorsen when playing in pro stadiums.