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A Look Back At Week Three
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By Wendell Barnhouse | wendell@big12sports.com
Big 12 Sports.com Correspondent

Baylor (1-1; vs. Northwestern State, 6 p.m. Saturday)
Baylor senior linebacker Joe Pawelek had a career high 21 tackles (nine solo). It was the most tackles by a Baylor player since 2003 and his 14th career game with double-digit stops.

Both of Baylor's losses to Connecticut have come on Sept. 19 (last season and this season).

Baylor is 5-4 in home openers since 2001.

Baylor has lost 19 consecutive games when trailing at halftime. The last time Baylor overcame a halftime deficit was Oct. 21, 2006, against Kansas when the Bears overcame a 35-17 halftime deficit for a 36-35 victory.

Jay Finley's 72-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was Baylor's longest touchdown run since Jerrod Douglas' 80-yard run against Nebraska in 1997.

Colorado (1-2; idle Saturday; at West Virginia Oct. 1)
Sophomore running back Darrell Scott was in uniform but didn't play because of a bruised knee that was aggravated in pregame. In the Buffs' previous game, Scott set a school record with 204 yards in kickoff return yardage and also carried 12 times for 85 yards.

Wide receiver Scotty McKnight has caught at least one pass in 27 consecutive games, tying the school record held by Charles E. Johnson.

Colorado forced Wyoming into three-and-outs in the Cowboys' first five possessions. Wyoming's first first down came with 11:14 remaining in the second quarter.

Colorado is 12-of-12 in the red zone this season with 10 touchdowns.

Colorado wore silver and gold throwback uniforms based on the 1937 Buffs' uniforms.

Wyoming only gained 10 yards or more on five of their 71 snaps. In its first two games, Colorado had allowed 16 plays of 20 or more yards.

After Toledo totaled 624 yards, Colorado held Wyoming to 230. That difference of 394 yards is the sixth largest one-week turnaround for the Colorado defense in history.

Iowa State (2-1; vs. Army, 6 p.m. Saturday)
Iowa State ended a 17-game road winning streak, winning away from Ames for the first time since Oct. 29, 2005.

Junior wide receiver Jake Williams, who caught the first touchdown pass of his career, had career highs in receptions (four) and receiving yards (51).

Running back Alexander Robinson is the first Cyclone since Steve Hicks in 2005 with back-to-back games of 100 or more rushing yards.

Paul Rhoads is the first Iowa State coach to win his first road game since 1968 when Johnny Majors won at BYU.

A week after allowing Iowa to convert eight times in 13 third-down situations, Iowa State held Kent State to 1-of-12 on third down.

Wide receivers Darius Darks and Sedrick Johnson, who were key producers last year, notched their first receptions of the season.

Kansas (3-0; vs. Southern Mississippi, 11 a.m. Saturday)
Redshirt freshman quarterback Kale Pick had an 18-yard run late in the game. It dropped his average per carry from 26.8 to 25.3. He has gained 152 yards on six runs.

Senior wide receiver Kerry Meier has caught at least two passes in 24 consecutive games.

Junior wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe has six consecutive games with at least 100 yards in receptions.

With 23 career touchdowns, Jake Sharp is tied for third in school history for most TDs.

Quarterback Todd Reesing had 14 games with 300 or more yard passing and 13 games with three or more touchdown passes.

Freshman running back Toben Opurum has five touchdowns this season.

Kansas totaled five sacks against Duke and has 14 this season.

Kansas has won 19 consecutive home non-conference games since losing the 2003 home opener to Northwestern.

The Jayhawks have won 26 of their last 33 games.

Kansas State (1-2; vs. Tennessee Tech, 1 p.m. Saturday)
Kansas State's 1-2 start is its worst since starting 0-3 in 1989, Bill Snyder's first season in his first tenure in Manhattan.

Because Kansas State has defeated Division I-AA Massachusetts, if the Wildcats defeat Tennessee Tech Saturday it does not count toward Kansas State's bowl eligibility.

Kansas State lost to a team from the Pacific 10 Conference for the first time since 1991.

The Wildcats have lost five consecutive nonconference road games.

After missing his first three attempts of 2009, junior kicker Josh Cherry connected on a 26-yarder in the first quarter. In the fourth quarter with Kansas State trailing by four, he missed a 40-yarder.

For the second consecutive week, Kansas State failed to convert after a touchdown. Holder Ryan Doerr couldn't handle the snap after the Wildcats' only TD and wound up throwing the ball out of the end zone.

Brandon Banks returned four kickoffs for 135 yards, a 33.8-yard average.

Kansas State took the second-half kickoff and drove 80 yards in 14 plays for a touchdown. It was the first time this season the Wildcats had scored on the first possession of either half.

Missouri (3-0; at Nevada, 8 p.m. Friday)
Senior wide receiver Jared Perry had career highs receptions (7), receiving yards (161) and touchdowns (2). He has four touchdown receptions and three have been 40 or more yards.

Missouri scored touchdowns on six consecutive first-half possessions against Furman. The touchdowns covered 40, 48, 40, 13, 43 and 17 yards.

Quarterback Blaine Gabbert became the first Tiger to throw and run for a touchdown of 40 yards or more in a game since Brad Smith had a 62-yard touchdown pass and a 75-yard scoring run in 2002.

Sophomore kicker Grant Ressel kicked a 44-yard field goal. He's six-of-six on field goal tries and is 14-of-14 in extra points.

Wide receiver Danario Alexander, who hit Jared Perry for a 40-yard touchdown pass on a gadget play, also had two receiving touchdowns. He became the sixth Missouri player to throw and catch a touchdown pass in the same game, joining Bob Steuber (1942), Junior Wren (1951), Jon Staggers (1969), Gage (2001) and Chase Coffman (2006).

The 52-12 loss to Missouri was Furman's worst loss to a Bowl Championship Series team since it fell 51-7 at Georgia Tech in 1995.

Nebraska (2-1; vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 6 p.m. Saturday)
Junior I-back Roy Helu Jr. gained a career-high 169 yards on 28 carries. Over his last eight games, Helu has 14 runs of 20 or more yards.

Junior Niles Paul had 176 all-purpose yards a week after compiling 169 all-purpose yards against Arkansas State. He also had a career-best 55-yard punt return.

Junior kicker Alex Henery kicked a career-best five field goals. He has made 19 consecutive field goals from less than 50 yards. Henery's five field goals are second only to Dale Klein's school record of seven against Missouri in 1985.

Henery's 76-yard punt in the first quarter was the fourth-longest in school history.

Nebraska failed to score a touchdown for the first time since a 41-6 loss to Missouri on Oct. 20, 2007.

Oklahoma (2-1; idle Saturday; at Miami on Oct. 3)
In his last two games, sophomore wide receiver Ryan Broyles has 18 receptions for 283 yards (15.7 yards per catch) and six touchdowns. He has also returned eight kicks (punts and kickoffs) for 130 yards (16.2 per attempt). Overall, he is averaging 15.8 yards on 28 touches.

Broyles had a career-high 11 receptions against Tulsa.

Oklahoma posted its first back-to-back shutouts since 1987.

The Sooners set a school record with their 26th consecutive home victory. It's the longest streak in the nation and broke a record that had stood since 1953.

Oklahoma had six quarterback sacks, the team's highest total since getting seven sacks against Oklahoma State in 2001. Junior defensive end Jeremy Beal had a career-high three sacks.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Landry Jones set a school record with six touchdown passes (covering 7, 63, 13, 10, 14 and 35 yards.) He broke the record of five that had been held by Heisman Trophy winners Sam Bradford and Jason White.

Oklahoma State (2-1; vs. Grambling State, 6 p.m. Saturday)
Attendance for the Rice game was 51,803, the third-largest in school history. In three home games, Oklahoma State has had the largest, third-largest and ninth-largest crowds in its history.

Quarterback Zac Robinson's two touchdown passes and his 56 career TD passes is a school record (Josh Fields had 55 from 2001-03).

Zac Robinson and Dez Bryant have connected for 29 touchdown passes, the highest total for any active quarterback-receiver tandem in the nation.

Senior linebacker Donald Booker, who had a career-high 10 tackles, had a 51-yard fumble return for a touchdown, the Cowboys' first scoop and score since Nov. 11, 2006 when Donovan Woods returned a fumble for a touchdown against Baylor.

Redshirt freshman punter Quinn Sharp is averaging 50.5 yards on 12 punts. He has six punts of 50 or more yards and six of his 12 punts have been downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

Texas (3-0; vs. UTEP at 2:30 p.m. Saturday)
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy is 75-of-110 passing with four interceptions in three games. He had eight interceptions all of last season and in his first six games had only 34 incompletions.

McCoy set a school record with touchdown passes in 20 consecutive games, breaking the record held by Major Applewhite.

Sophomore running back Tre' Newton, who scored his first career touchdown on an 18-yard run against Wyoming, bettered that with a 19-yard TD run. He finished with career highs of 20 carries and 88 rushing yards.

John Chiles' 34-yard run in the third quarter was a career best.

Cody Johnson scored the 16th touchdown of his career; 13 have come on 1-yard runs.

Texas set an attendance record of 101,297, the 55th consecutive sellout at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

Sam Acho has recovered four fumbles this season.

Texas A&M (2-0; vs. UAB, 6 p.m. Saturday)
Uzoma "EZ" Nwachukwu (pronounced WATCH-ah-coo) set a freshman record with four touchdowns (set by Leeland McElroy in 2003 against Missouri). Nwachukwu scored each time he touched the ball, catching three scoring passes and ran for another TD.

Freshmen led Texas A&M in rushing (Christine Michael with 94 yards) and receiving (Nwachukwu with 101 yards).

Junior defensive end/linebacker Von Miller had three sacks against Utah State and six sacks in two games.

Junior quarterback Jerrod Johnson set a school record with his fourth 300-yard passing game. He completed passes to eight different receivers and threw for 322 yards.

Johnson had a career-best 78 yards rushing and a career-long 42-yard run.

Johnson has recorded back-to-back games of 400 or more yards in total offense. Only Reggie McNeal (vs. SMU and Texas State in 2005) has done that in Texas A&M history.

Freshmen Ryan Swope (kickoff returns) and Michael Lamothe (linebacker) made their 2009 debuts. Texas A&M has played 15 freshmen this season.

Texas Tech (2-1; at Houston, 8:15 p.m. Saturday)
Under coach Mike Leach, Texas Tech is 0-14 in true road games against teams ranked No. 15 or higher.

Freshman punter Ryan Erxleben, the son of Texas All-American kicker Russel Erxleben, made his debut against the Longhorns. After Donnie Carona's first punt was returned by Jordan Shipley for a touchdown, Erxleben punted four times for a 38.5 yard average.

Texas Tech is 2-7 against Texas with Leach as the coach. The Red Raiders have averaged 454 yards of total offense in those nine games while the Longhorns have averaged 469 yards in total offense.

Junior wide receiver Lyle Leong has nine career touchdown catches. Eight of those have come in three games - twice he has had games with three TD catches and he caught two touchdowns against Texas.

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