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Team-By-Team Notes From Week Nine In Big 12 Football
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By Wendell Barnhouse | wendell@big12sports.com
Big12Sports.com Correspondent


Through nine weeks, Big 12 teams have 182 rushing touchdowns that average 10.8 yards in length and 168 pashing touchdowns that 28.9 yards in length.

Through nine weeks there have been 27 defensive/special team touchdowns - interception returns of 25, 32, 38, 41, 63, 58, 24, 66, 32, 31, 32, 54 and 31 yards. Three fumble returns of 9, 91 and 54 yards. Kickoff returns of 94, 100, 45, 95 and 95 yards. Punt returns of 67, 85, 52 and 95 yards. A muffed punt recovery in the end zone (0 yards) and a blocked field goal return of 65 yards.

Baylor (7-0, 4-0; defeated Kansas 59-14; vs. Oklahoma Nov. 7)
Bryce Petty completed 20-of-32 passes for a career-high 430 yards and three touchdowns. He extended his school record with his seven consecutive game with at least 300 yards passing.

Tevin Reese had touchdown receptions of 62 and 25 yards. He is averaging 50.6 yards per TD receptions and 21 of his 24 career TD catches have been longer than 40 yards.

Kicker Aaron Jones has now made a school-record 161 consecutive PATs, and his 246 career PATs made are seven shy of the NCAA record held by Louisville's Art Carmody (253).

Baylor has won a school record 11 consecutive games dating back to last season. The previous record was 10 straight wins in 1936-37.

Baylor is 4-0 in Big 12 play for the first time in program history.

Baylor's 743 yards of total offense were the most ever in a road game and the fifth-most in school history.

Baylor has scored in two minutes or less in 44 of 55 touchdown drives. The Bears had 42 TD drives of less than two minutes last season.

Baylor's defense has 49 forced 3-and-outs on 105 offensive drives and is averaging seven three-and-outs per game.

Iowa State (1-6, 0-4; lost to Oklahoma State, 58-27; at Kansas State Saturday)
Tight end E.J. Bibbs had a career-best 38-yard reception and a career-high 53 yards in receiving.

Quarterback Sam B. Richardson had a career-long 51-yard run.

Iowa State has a touchdown pass in each of its last 10 games, its longest string since 1997.

Jack Trice Stadium was sold out for the third time this season and Iowa State has had 17 consecutive home crowds of 50,000-plus.

Kansas (2-5, 0-4; lost to Baylor, 59-14; at Texas Saturday)
Junior Rodriguez Coleman had a career-best 45-yard reception. He also caught the first touchdown of his career.

Sophomore running back Darian Miller had a career-long run of 38 yards.

The Kansas defense forced Baylor to punt on the first drive and hasn't allowed an opponent to score on the opening drive this season.

Kansas forced four Baylor punts. The Bears entered the game with the fewest punts (16) in FBS.

Kansas State (3-4, 1-3; defeated West Virginia, 35-12; vs. Iowa State Saturday)
Tyler Lockett had three touchdown receptions, equaling the school record and Lockett’s second game with multiple TD receptions.

Tyler Lockett accumulated 157 all-purpose yards on Saturday. His career all-purpose yardage now stands at 3,251, which is sixth in school history.

Receiver Curry Sexton (112 yards) had the first 100-yard game of his career.

All four home games have been sellouts and Kansas State is on pace to break both the single-season total and average attendance records.

Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1; defeated Texas Tech, 38-30; at Baylor Nov. 7)
Wide receiver Sterling Shepard has 78 career receptions; his father Derrick had 76 during his Oklahoma career.

Wide receiver Lacoltan Bester had a 35-yard touchdown run on the first carry of his career.

Oklahoma is 60-1, including 32 straight wins, under coach Bob Stoops when rushing for 200-plus yards; the Sooners gained 277 yards rushing against Texas Tech.

Oklahoma’s first scoring drive was the longest drive of the season, going 16 plays for 97 yards in 7 minutes, 36 seconds.

Oklahoma and Texas Tech were delayed by weather for the second game in a row at Norman. Saturday’s game was delayed one hour and 16 minutes while the last contest between the two teams was delayed one hour and 34 minutes in 2011.

Oklahoma State (6-1, 3-1; defeated Iowa State, 58-27; at Texas Tech Saturday)
Desmond Roland, making his first career start, had a career-best 58-yard carry and finished with a career-high 219 yards rushing.

Justin Gilbert had a 31-yard interception return for a touchdown and Tyler Johnson returned a fumble recovery 54 yards for a TD. It was the first time Oklahoma State had two defensive touchdowns in a game since 2006.

Oklahoma State has scored 20 or more points in 46 consecutive games dating back to the start of the 2010 season. That streak is the second-longest since Division I split into the FBS/FCS in 1978.

Oklahoma State has scored on a drive of less than two minutes in 29 consecutive games and in 45 of the past 46 games.

TCU (3-5, 1-4; lost to Texas, 30-7; vs. West Virginia Saturday)
Cameron Echols-Luper had a 38-yard touchdown pass to LaDarius Brown. Echols-Luper is now 2-of-2 passing for 49 yards and a touchdown this season. Both his completions have come in the last two games.

TCU had two interceptions and has five games this season with at least two picks.

Defensive tackle Jon Lewis made his first start of the season, posting career highs with nine tackles and 2.5 for loss.

With 6:08 remaining in the second quarter, the game was delayed by three hours and six minutes by severe weather.

The attendance of 48,212 marked the second-largest home crowd in TCU history, surpassed only by the 50,307 for the 2009 game versus Utah.

Texas (5-2, 4-0; defeated TCU, 30-7; vs. Kansas Saturday)
Johnathan Gray gained 94 yards rushing and has averaged 110.2.4 rushing yards over the last six games (661). 

Anthony Fera made all three of his field goal attempts and is now 11 of 12 on the season. He has connected on his last seven attempts.

Marcus Johnson had a career-high 120 yards receiving including a career-best 65-yard TD catch. He is averaging 28.6 yards per catch. 

Texas has scored 10 touchdowns on plays of 45 yards or longer and those have been scored by eight different players.

Since 1998 (Mack Brown’s first season), Texas is 21-5 in games following regular-season bye weeks.

Texas has 16 sacks in the last four games.

TCU led the Big 12 with 24 sacks but had none vs. Texas. The Longhorns have not allowed a sack in their last 61 pass attempts.

The game was delayed by severe weather with 6:08 left in the second quarter and the delay lasted 3 hours, 16 minutes due to lightning. This was the second game this season delayed by weather. The BYU game was scheduled to start at 5 p.m. MT, but did not get underway until 6:52 p.m. due to inclement weather in Provo, Utah. 

Texas Tech (7-1, 4-1; lost at Oklahoma 38-30; vs. Oklahoma State Saturday)
Jace Amaro had eight receptions for 119 yards. He has at least eight catches in seven consecutive games. He is only the second player in school history (Michael Crabtree - 2007, 9 consecutive games) to accomplish that feat

Junior Ryan Bustin’s 34-yard field was his 17th, tying the school record he set last season.

Texas Tech’s Kerry Hyder blocked a 52-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter, the Red Raiders’ first field goal block since the 2009 Alamo Bowl.

Texas Tech faced its biggest deficit (14 points) early in the third quarter. The Red Raiders scored 17 consecutive points to take a 24-21 lead.

West Virginia (3-5, 1-4; lost at Kansas State, 35-12; at TCU Saturday)
Quarterback Clint Trickett’s six-yard rushing touchdown was his first rushing touchdown of the season. Trickett also had a season-best 50-yard pass completion.

Josh Lambert’s 50-yard field goal in the third quarter was a career long.

West Virginia has forced at least one turnover in 14 straight games and 26 of the last 27 games.

West Virginia recovered two fumbles and has 11 fumble recoveries this season. The Mountaineers entered the game leading the Big 12 in that category.
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