Team-By-Team Notes From Week 14 In Big 12 Football
December 2, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
In Week 14, there were 14 rushing touchdowns that averaged 17.7 yards in length and 16 passing touchdowns that averaged 27.8 yards.
With one week and two games remaining in the regular season, Big 12 teams have 264 rushing touchdowns averaging 11.1 yards and 235 passing touchdowns averaging 27.8 yards.
Through 14 weeks there have been 40 defensive/special team touchdowns - interception returns of 25, 32, 38, 41, 63, 58, 24, 66, 32, 31, 32, 54, 31, 21, 43, 43, 82 and 54 yards. Fumble returns of 9, 91, 54, 40 and 38 yards. Kickoff returns of 94, 100, 45, 95, 95, 98 and 100 yards. Punt returns of 67, 85, 52, 95, 91 and 58 yards. A muffed punt recovery in the end zone (0 yards) and a blocked field goal return of 65 yards.
Baylor (10-1, 7-1; defeated TCU 41-38; vs. Texas Saturday)
Baylor has won three Big 12 road games for the first time in program history.
Baylor has set single-season school records for points scored (609) and touchdowns (82).
Baylor's defense has forced two or more turnovers in 13 of its last 18 games; the Bears have won 15 of those games.
Baylor won in Fort Worth for the first time since 1994.
Baylor has seven conference victories for the first time since 1980 when the Bears were 8-0 in the Southwest Conference.
Iowa State (3-9, 2-7; defeated West Virginia 52-44 in three overtimes; season complete)
Receiver Quenton Bundrage matched his career high with seven receptions. His nine touchdown catches this season equal the Iowa State season record.
The 17-point fourth-quarter deficit matches the largest overcome to win in school history. Iowa State trailed Northern Iowa 38-21 after three quarters
Iowa State set season highs in rushing (244 yards), passing (331), total offense (575) and first downs (26).
Iowa State is 3-0 in triple-overtime games (Toledo, 2006; Iowa, 2011) and is 3-1 in overtime games under coach Paul Rhoads.
Kansas (3-9, 1-8; lost to Kansas State, 31-10; season complete)
Senior James Sims had 82 yards rushing and finished with 3,592 yards in his career, the third-highest total in school history.
Senior Ron Doherty's 31-yard field goal in the second quarter marked his fourth-straight field goal. Doherty made six-of-seven made since taking over kicking duties against Texas (Nov. 2).
Kansas stopped its opponents on the opening drive in all but one game this season, with three of them being three-and-outs.
Kansas State (7-5, 5-4; won at Kansas 31-10; bowl game to be determined)
Tight end Glenn Gronkowski had three touchdown catches that averaged 48.7 yards in length.
Defensive end Ryan Mueller’s 11.5 sacks matches the school single-season record.
Kansas State allowed the fewest total yards (223) in a Big 12 game since 2003.
Kansas State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are the only teams to finish with a winning record in Big 12 play in the three seasons of the round-robin schedule.
Oklahoma (9-2, 6-2; idle; at Oklahoma State Saturday)
Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1; idle; vs. Oklahoma Saturday)
TCU (4-8, 2-7; lost to Baylor, 41-38; season complete)
In his last two games, Trevone Boykin has attempted two passes and each have gone for touchdowns.
Running back B.J. Catalon had a career-high 93 yards rushing.
Kicker Jaden Oberkom finished 14-of-18 on field goal attempts and he has made 79 consecutive PATs, tying the school record.
TCU’s eight losses are the most in a season since the 1997 team finished 1-10.
Texas (8-3, 7-1; defeated Texas Tech, 41-16; at Baylor Saturday)
Running back Malcolm Brown had a season-high 128 yards.
Defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat had a career-high three sacks and has 24.5 in his career.
Texas has scored 12 touchdowns on plays of 45 yards or longer with eight different players involved.
Texas had a season-high nine sacks vs. Texas Tech and has 33 sacks over its last eight games.
Texas has allowed eight sacks in eight Big 12 games and four sacks the team’s last 204 pass attempts.
Texas has played 86 times on Thanksgiving Day and is 59-24-3.
Texas Tech (7-5, 4-5; lost at Texas, 41-16; bowl game to be determined)
Senior linebacker Will Smith had a career-high 18 tackles. That’s the most tackles in a game by a Texas Tech player since 2005.
Senior punter Ryan Erxeleben’s 51-yard touchdown run on a fake punt was Texas Tech’s longest running play of the season.
Freshman Reginald Davis finished with career-highs in both receptions (4) and receiving yards (33).
West Virginia (4-8, 2-7; lost to Iowa State, 52-44 in three overtimes; season complete)
Mario Alford had a career-high 215 yards receiving on eight receptions.
Nick Kwiatkoski’s first-quarter interception was his third of the season; all three have come in the last four games.
West Virginia played in three overtime games, including two consecutive at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Mountaineers went 1-2 in those games.
West Virginia’s eight losses this season were the most since 2001.