By Wendell Barnhouse | email@example.com
There were 37 touchdowns from scrimmage in Saturday’s six Big 12 games. The average yardage on those plays was 18.4. There were 21 rushing touchdowns that averaged 14.2 yards and 16 passing touchdowns that averaged 23.9 yards.
Missouri’s Jacquies Smith returned a fumble 53 yards for a touchdown. Colorado’s Michael Sipili also had a fumble return for a touchdown of 45 yards. Texas A&M’s Coryell Judie had an 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Kansas’ D.J. Beshears had a 45-yard kickoff return while Texas A&M’s Terrence Frederick returned a blocked field goal 71 yards.
Baylor (7-4, 4-3; vs. Oklahoma Saturday)
* Senior running back Jay Finley has 1,073 yards rushing, the seventh 1,000-yard season in school history. His current rushing total is sixth-best in a single season.
* Robert Griffin III became the first quarterback in Baylor history to throw for 3,000 yards in a single season; he has 3,071.
* Griffin’s 71-yard touchdown run was a career best.
* Freshman kicker Aaron Jones tied the single-season record with his 18th field goal on his first attempt. However, he missed his next three (one was blocked).
* Baylor has seven scoring plays of 60-plus yards this season.
Colorado (4-6, 1-5; vs. Kansas State Saturday)
* Running back Rodney Stewart had a career-high 36 carries for 123 yards. He has 1,035 yards rushing this season, becoming the 13th player in CU history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in a season.
* Cody Hawkins' 25-yard touchdown pass to Scotty McKnight in the third quarter established the pair as the record holder for the most touchdown passes by a duo in school history, besting Koy Detmer-to-Rae Carruth, who teamed for 12 between 1992-96.
* Michael Sipili’s 45-yard fumble return for a TD was Colorado’s first non-offensive score of the season.
* Freshman wide receiver Paul Richardson had 121 receiving yards on five catches. He’s the first Colorado freshman with two 100-yard games.
* Iowa State’s 229 total yards is a season-low by a Colorado opponent.
Iowa State (5-6, 3-4; vs. Missouri Saturday)
* Senior running back Alexander Robinson has 4,005 all-purpose yards. He’s the fourth Iowa State player to surpass 4,000 yards.
* Tight end Collin Franklin had career highs in receptions (11) and yards (118).
* Linebacker Jake Knott had a career-high 16 tackles and forced his fourth fumble. He has seven games with 10 or more tackles.
* Iowa State had three possessions in the third quarter, all going three-and-out (9 plays for minus-5 yards).
Kansas (3-7, 1-5; vs. Oklahoma State Saturday)
* Quarterback Quinn Mecham threw an incompletion to start KU’s second series, which snapped a string of 19-straight completions, which went back to the second quarter of the Colorado game last week.
* Safety Chris Harris recorded a season-best 12 tackles, giving him back-to-back games with 10-plus tackles (11 vs. Colorado).
* Punter Alonso Rojas recorded a 62-yard punt in the third quarter, giving him 11 punts of 50-plus yards this year and at least one in nine of 10 games this year.
* In what was probably the last game in the rivalry, Kansas’ record at Nebraska dropped to 15-44-2.
Kansas State (6-4, 3-4; at Colorado Saturday)
* Sophomore quarterback Collin Klein gained 141 yards on 18 carries. He’s the first Kansas State quarterback with consecutive games over 100 yards since Ell Roberson in 2001 (131 vs. Iowa State on Nov. 3 and 119 vs. Nebraska on Nov. 10).
* The 35-yard touchdown pass from Collin Klein to Adrian Hilburn was the first of both players’ careers.
* Freshman linebacker Tre Walker had a career-high 12 tackles, besting the career-best 11 he had against Texas.
* Junior Emmanuel Lamur, who has started 13 career games at safety, started at linebacker for the first time in his career.
* The Missouri game started a three-game road stretch for Kansas State, the longest for the school since 1963. The Wildcats have lost two of three road games this season.
Missouri (8-2, 4-2; at Iowa State Saturday)
* Quarterback Blaine Gabbert finished with a season-high 89 yards rushing. Coming into the game, he had a total of 82 yards rushing.
* Wide receiver T.J. Moe had touchdown receptions of 25 and four yards, the first multi-TD game of is career.
* Missouri has 30 sacks; last season, the Tigers finished with 31 sacks.
* The Tigers have won six consecutive Senior Day games, with two of those victories coming against Kansas State.
* Missouri has defeated Kansas State in five consecutive games and all five have been by double-digits.
* Since 2007, Missouri is 15-3 vs. North Division opponents.
Nebraska (9-1, 5-1; at Texas A&M Saturday)
* Coach Bo Pelini joins Bob Devaney, Tom Osborne and Frank Solich as the only coaches in school history to win nine games in each of their first three seasons.
* In four career games against Kansas, I-back Roy Helu Jr. has 412 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 71 carries.
* Junior receiver Brandon Kinnie tied his career high with six receptions.
* Kansas had 87 total yards, the fewest by a Nebraska opponent since Baylor managed just 84 yards on 56 plays on Oct. 21, 2000.
* Nebraska had six sacks. The Huskers have totaled 14 sacks in the past three games.
* Nebraska has won nine games for the 45th season; 39 of those seasons have come since 1970.
* The five first downs allowed are the fewest Nebraska has allowed since Kansas had just four first downs in Lawrence in 1997 (NU won 35-0 and allowed only 48 total yards).
Oklahoma (8-2, 4-2; at Baylor Saturday)
* Junior receiver Ryan Broyles broke or tied five school records against the Red Raiders: career receptions (229), single season receptions (94), career TD receptions (32), 100-yard games in a season (8) and 100-yard games in a career (15). Broyles is the seventh receiver in Big 12 history to record over 3,000 yards receiving.
* Senior running back DeMarco Murray has 1,351 receiving yards in his career, breaking the school record of 1,337 by Quentin Griffin.
* Freshman receiver Kenny Stills’ 59-yard TD catch was the longest by an OU freshman. His 40 receptions are also the most by a Sooners freshman.
* Sophomore quarterback Landry Jones had five touchdown passes for the third time in his career. It’s been done 14 times in school history.
* Safety Quinton Carter recorded a career-high 17 tackles, the most by a defensive back since Brandon Everage also had 17 against Colorado in 2002
* Oklahoma has won 36 consecutive home games, tied for sixth for the best home winning streak since World War II. Miami holds the record with 58-straight home victories from 1985-94.
Oklahoma State (9-1, 5-1; at Kansas Saturday)
* Junior quarterback Brandon Weeden has 3,391 yards passing, a single-season school record.
* Sophomore receiver Justin Blackmon the school record for most consecutive 100-yard receiving games (9) and increased his school record for most consecutive games with a TD catch to nine.
* Dan Bailey’s nine points gives him 335 points in his career, passing Barry Sanders (330) as the leading scorer in Oklahoma State history.
* The Cowboys now have nine 60-plus yard scoring plays this year.
* Oklahoma State is 9-1 for the second time in school history. The Cowboys have won nine games in three consecutive seasons for the first time.
Texas (4-6, 2-5; vs. Florida Atlantic Saturday)
* Receiver Mike Davis has 43 receptions, breaking the school single-season record of 41 set by B.J. Johnson in 2000. Davis’ 450 yards is eight short of the school record set by Lovell Pinkney.
* Ryan Roberson’s 1-yard touchdown run was the first of his career.
* Texas has lost four consecutive home games for the first time since 1956.
* Texas entered the game ranked fifth nationally in yards allowed per game, giving up only 267.3. Oklahoma State had 308 offensive yards at the half and finished with 532.
* The Longhorns were second nationally in passing yards allowed per game (132.44) and the most they had allowed was 236. The Cowboys had 250 passing yards at the half and finished with 409.
* Texas had outgained opponents in every game entering tonight’s contest. The Cowboys outgained the Longhorns by 174 yards.
Texas A&M (7-3, 4-2; vs. Nebraska Saturday)
* Junior Coryell Judie became the first Texas A&M player to return kickoffs for touchdowns in consecutive games. He had an 84-yard kickoff return against Baylor after recording a 100-yard return against Oklahoma.
* Junior Cyrus Gray had career highs for carries (28), yards (137) and touchdowns (four). He’s the first A&M running back with four straight 100-yard game since Rodney Thomas did it against LSU, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas Tech in 1993.
* Junior Jeff Fuller set the school record for consecutive games (30) with a reception.
* Texas A&M has won more than one game in November for the first time since 1999.
* The Aggies’ four-game Big 12 winning streak is their longest since 2006.
* Texas A&M allowed a season-high 30 points in the first half but shut out Baylor in the second half. The Aggies allowed 367 first-half yards but allowed just 136 in the second half.
Texas Tech (5-5, 3-5; vs. Weber State Saturday)
* Sophomore receiver Alex Torres had two receptions to give him 100 in his 21-game career. That’s the fewest games to reach that plateau for a Red Raiders receiver since Michael Crabtree, who needed just seven games.
* Receiver Detron Lewis, taking the snap in the wildcat formation, threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Darrin Moore. It was the first touchdown pass for Lewis and the first touchdown reception for Moore.
* Texas Tech finished Big 12 play with a 3-5 record and a 1-4 record against the South Division.
* Oklahoma’s 24 points were the most first-quarter points allowed by Texas Tech this season.