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Week 1 Rewind In Big 12 Football
August 31, 2014

By Wendell Barnhouse Correspondent

A look back at the significant notes and numbers from Week One in Big 12 football.

Baylor (1-0; defeated SMU, 45-0; vs. Northwestern State Saturday)
Baylor christened $266 million McLane Stadium and played the first on-campus game since 1935. Former U.S. President George W. Bush performed the coin toss.

Senior quarterback Bryce Petty has thrown for at least two touchdowns in each of his 14 starts and he broke Robert Griffin III's record with a TD pass in 14 consecutive games.

Kicker Chris Callahan's 23-yard field goal with 11:38 remaining in the first quarter were the first points scored in McLane Stadium. Shock Linwood's 4-yard run with 6:23 left in the first quarter was the first touchdown scored in the new facility.

Wide receiver Jay Lee had career highs in receptions (eight) and receiving yards (83).

Sophomore quarterback Seth Russell had career highs with 13 completions, 23 attempts and 124 passing yards.

Baylor has won 11 consecutive home games, a school record.

Baylor leads the SMU series 37-36-7 and has won the last 11 games.

Iowa State (0-1; lost to North Dakota State, 34-14; vs. Kansas State Saturday)
P.J. Harris (four), DeVondrick Nealy (five) and Dondre Daley (five) all had career highs in receptions.

Seven Cyclones made their first career start: Brett Medders, Mitchell Meyers, Devlyn Cousin, Alton Meeks, Kane Seeley, Kamari Cotton-Moya, and T.J. Mutcherson.

Freshman Colin Downing punted six times, averaging 45.7 yard with three going 50-plus yards. He had two downed inside the 20-yard line and his longest kick of the day traveled 56 yards.

The game was a sell-out (54,800) and the 20th consecutive game with 50,000-plus attendance at Jack Trice Stadium.

Kansas (idle; vs. Southeast Missouri State Saturday)
For the second consecutive season, the Jayhawks were idle on the opening weekend.

Kansas State (1-0; defeated Stephen F. Austin, 55-16; at Iowa State Saturday)
Nine players who made their first career starts, including two former walk-ons offensive linemen (offensive linemen Drew Liddle and Matt Kleinsorge).

Linebacker Elijah Lee, the first freshman in two years to start a season opener, had K-State's first sack of the season. He finished with two sacks, becoming the first freshman in the Bill Snyder Era to accomplish that.

The Wildcats were 7-for-7 in the red zone. Since 2011, K-State is 163-for-186 in the red zone with 125 of those scores being touchdowns.

Kansas State has won 40 consecutive games when leading at halftime.

It was the third-highest point total for Kansas State in a season opener. The Wildcats scored 66 in 1998, 57 in 1910 and Saturday's score matched the openers in 1949 and 1950.

Since 1993 in the 10 seasons that K-State has entered a season ranked it has outscored its opening opponent by the combined score of 386 to 100.

Oklahoma (1-0; defeated Louisiana Tech, 48-16; at Tulsa Saturday)
Wide receiver Sterling Shepard has 1,273 receiving yards in his career, passing his father, Derrick (1,237) for 22nd in Oklahoma history.

Freshman Samaje Perine had a game-high 77 yards on 13 carries, including a 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Oklahoma blocked a field goal for the first time since Sept. 18, 2004. Defensive black Zack Sanchez blocked the try in the first quarter.

Senior Michael Hunnicutt made field goals of 39 and 37 yards. It extended his school record to 64 made FGs and it was his ninth in a row dating back to last season.

Oklahoma converted all four of its fourth-down tries - the most fourth-down conversions in a game since converting 4 against Texas Tech in on Nov. 19, 2005.

Oklahoma has won 43 straight games when leading at halftime, currently the nation's second-longest streak.

Oklahoma State (0-1; lost to Florida State, 37-31; vs. Missouri State Saturday)
Big 12 preseason newcomer of the year Tyreek Hill had 278 all-purpose yards (140 yards on kick returns, 32 punt returns, 44 rushing and 62 receiving.)

Oklahoma State had 11 players make their first start: Zac Veatch, Zachary Crabtree, Marcell Ateman, Tyreek Hill, Emmanuel Ogbah, Ofa Hautau, Josh Furman, Seth Jacobs, Larry Stephens, Jordan Sterns and Ashton Lampkin.

A total of 14 freshmen played. Redshirt freshmen: Jeral Morrow, Tre Flowers, Zachary Crabttree, Kaleb Smith, Vili Levini, Vincent Taylor and Dawson Bassett. Freshmen: Dylan Harding, Gyasi Akem, Chris Lacy, Ramon Richards, Justin Phillips, Juwan Offrey and James Washington.

Oklahoma State has scored at least 20 points in 53 consecutive games. That's the longest active streak in the country and the second-longest since Division I split into the FBS/FCS in 1978, trailing only USC's 63 straight games of 20 or more points from Sept. 2, 2002 through Nov. 25, 2006.

This was the closest margin of victory for a preseason No. 1 since 1990, the last time an Associated Press preseason No. 1 lost its season opener. Since 1990, every preseason No. 1 had won its season opener by more than two touchdowns.

No team was within three points of defending national champion Florida State in the second half of the regular season in 2013. Oklahoma State was within 20-17 in the third quarter and 27-24 in the fourth.

TCU (1-0; defeated Samford, 48-14; vs. Minnesota Sept. 13)
Starting quarterback Trevone Boykin had a career-high 29 completions on 41 attempts for 320 yards – 12 yards short of his career high for passing yards.

Junior kicker Jaden Oberkrom has made a school record 85 consecutive extra points on 85 career attempts.

During coach Gary Patterson's tenure, TCU is 88-3 when allowing 17 or fewer points.

TCU is 10-4 in season openers under Patterson but opened at home for just the fourth time in his 14 seasons as head coach.

TCU's 555 yards of total offense was its best effort in that category since gaining 558 against No. 5 Utah on Nov. 6, 2010.

Texas (1-0; defeated North Texas 38-7; vs. BYU Saturday)
Senior wide receiver John Harris had a career-high seven receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown. He had five receptions in 2013.

Linebackers Jordan Hicks and Demarco Cobbs each had the first interceptions of their careers. Cobbs returned his 28 yards for a pick six.

Texas is 10-0 against North Texas. The Longhorns have won the last four meetings by a combined score of 186-14.

Texas held UNT to zero total yards in its first nine plays and just 31 (on 27 plays) in the first half. The Longhorns did not allow a play longer than eight yards in the game.

The 94 total yards allowed was the 12th-best in school history while allowing 15 passing yards ranks eighth in UT history.

Texas Tech (1-0; defeated Central Arkansas, 42-35; at UTEP Saturday)
Sophomore quarterback Davis Webb finished 39-for-52 for 452 yards. That's the most passing yards in a season opener for a Red Raider quarterback since Gra¬ham Harrell went 43-for-58 for 536 yards in 2008 against Eastern Washington.

Senior wide receiver Bradley Marquez had a career-high two touchdown receptions. His 70-yard TD catch was the longest for a Red Raider since 2007.

Junior running back DeAndre Washington had a career-high 104 yards rushing on 20 carries.

The game drew the biggest crowd (60,778) for a season opener in school history.

West Virginia (0-1; lost to Alabama, 33-23; vs. Towson Saturday)
Senior receiver Kevin White had a career-high 143 yards on a career-best nine catches.

Junior receiver Jordan Thompson tied his career best with five receptions and posted a career-high 62 yards receiving. He also had a career-long reception of 32 yards.

Nick O'Toole had two punts over 50 yards, a 50-yard punt and a 58-yard punt. He now has 28 punts of 50 yards or more.

West Virginia had three first-time starters against Alabama: running back Rushel Shell, cornerback Dravon Hen¬ry and defensive lineman Noble Nwachukwu.

It was just the sixth time in the last 32 years WVU has opened the season away from Morgantown. The last time was the 2005 opener, a 15-7 win at Syracuse.

Scoring Story
In Week One, nine Big 12 teams scored 42 touchdowns from scrimmage. There were 25 scoring runs totaling 138 yards (averaging 5.5 yards). There were 17 touchdown passes totaling 372 yards (averaging 21.9 yards). There was a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a 28-yard pass interception return for a score.

Opponent Look Ahead
Here's how this week's Big 12 nonconference opponents fared in their openers.

Tulsa (vs. Oklahoma): Defeated Tulane, 38-31, in double overtime.

Missouri State (Oklahoma State): Defeated Northwestern State, 34-27.

Southeast Missouri State (Kansas): Beat Missouri Baptist, 77-0.

Northwestern State (Baylor): Lost to Missouri State, 34-27.

Towson (West Virginia): Lost to Central Connecticut State, 31-27.

BYU (Texas): Won at Connecticut, 35-10.

UTEP (Texas Tech): Defeated New Mexico, 31-24.

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