Friday, September 6, 2013
Big 12 Week 2: 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 leads the nation in tackles for loss after racking up 15 against Wofford last week.
Lache Seastrunk is averaging 9.25 yards per carry in his last five games and has set a Baylor school record with five consecutive 100-yard performances.
Baylor has produced at least 400 yards of total offense in 28 straight games, dating back to the end of the 2010 season.
Bears kicker Aaron Jones leads in the nation in consecutive PAT kicks made. He’s hit on his last 116 attempts. The No. 2 kicker in the Big 12 in that category is Texas Tech’s Ryan Bustin with 64.
Iowa State hadn’t had a receiver go for 100-plus yards in a season opener since 1997 before Justin Coleman did against Northern Iowa. Coleman’s first career catch was a 59-yard touchdown.
Jack Trice Stadium has been packed with 50,000 or more fans for 14 consecutive games. Iowa State’s first four home games are expected to be sellouts this season.
Since the start of the 2003 season, Kansas is 25-3 in nonconference home games and has won 25 of its last 32 game against non-Big 12 schools.
Kansas running back James Sims has a chance to become the first player to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons in school history. He only needed eight games to reach 1,000 last year.
Jake Heaps’ first start as Kansas starting quarterback will come 658 days after his final start for BYU on Nov. 19, 2011. In that game, he threw for 238 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-7 win over New Mexico State.
Until Tyler Lockett (113 yards) and Tramaine Thompson (108) did so last week, Kansas State hadn’t had two receivers have 100-yard games on the same day since 2008.
Before losing to North Dakota State in his KSU debut, Jake Waters had a 49-2 career record as a starting quarterback going back to his high school days.
Oklahoma’s 34-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe was its fifth shutout since 2009. The only FBS team with more shutouts in that span is Alabama with eight.
The Sooners outrushed UL-Monroe by a margin of 267 yards (305-38). The only FBS school that topped that in Week 1 was Wisconsin with a +293 differential.
During the Bob Stoops era, Oklahoma is 14-0 when rushing for more than 300 yards in a game. In fact, the Sooners have only lost once since 1999 when rushing for 200-plus yards.
Oklahoma State’s game at UTSA on Saturday will be the fourth consecutive game the Pokes have played in the state of Texas after games in Waco, Dallas and Houston.
The Cowboys can improve to 9-1 in their last 10 games played in the state of Texas with a win over UTSA.
UTSA coach Larry Coker was the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State during Mike Gundy’s playing career and coached in Stillwater for seven years before becoming the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma.
With 125 rushing yards against Mississippi State, J.W. Walsh became the first OSU quarterback to run for 100-plus since Zac Robinson in 2007. Walsh’s previous career-best rushing performance entering the game was 73 yards against Louisiana-Lafayette.
TCU is 24-8 in regular-season games following a loss since Gary Patterson became head coach in 2000.
TCU might want to put its backs to work this weekend. The Frogs are 64-3 under Patterson when they rush for more than 200 yards.
The Frogs have also won 47 consecutive games when they put up more rushing yards than passing yards.
David Ash’s QBR on the first five drives of Texas’ season-opening win over New Mexico State was 14.6. His QBR for the rest of the game was a near-perfect 99.9.
Texas takes on a BYU team this week that forced Virginia to punt 13 times last Saturday and still managed to lose. The only team to punt 13 times in one game in 2012 was Wake Forest, and that came in a 52-0 loss to Florida State.
The Longhorns had six touchdown drives of less than 2 minutes against NMSU. They had just 16 such drives in the entire 2012 season.
The last time Texas Tech played Stephen F. Austin was the 2001 season. Kliff Kingsbury threw for 366 yards and five scores in a 58-3 victory.
Baker Mayfield set a school record with 43 pass completions against SMU, the most a Tech quarterback has connected on in a starting debut. He broke Tech freshman records for both passing yards and total offense.
Texas Tech was won its past 20 home openers, with the last loss coming in 1992 to Oklahoma.
West Virginia has 30 underclassmen on its depth chart, which evidently ranks eighth-most in FBS this season. Virginia is at the top of that list with 34.
According to West Virginia, the Mountaineers are 6-0 since 2001 when they wear a gold jersey and blue pants. But they’re 3-3 when wearing gold pants with that gold jersey.
WVU quarterback Paul Millard attempted as many passes (19) as he did in his entire 2012 season. He completed 76 percent of his passes in his first career start.