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Team-By-Team Notes From Week Eight In Big 12 Football
October 20, 2013
By Wendell Barnhouse | Correspondent

Through eight weeks, there have been 162 rushing touchdowns that average 10.4 yards in length and 150 passing touchdowns averaging 29.2 yards.

Through eight weeks there have been 25 defensive/special team touchdowns - interception returns of 25, 32, 38, 41, 63, 58, 24, 66, 32, 31, 32 and 54 yards. Two fumble returns of 9 and 91 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 (6-0, 3-0; defeated Iowa State, 71-7; at Kansas Saturday)
Antwan Goodley had career-highs in receptions (11) and yards (182). He had two touchdown catches, giving him eight this season. He had caught two TD passes in 24 career games entering this season.

Kicker Aaron Jones had a career-best 15 points (six extra points, three field goals) to extend his school-record scoring total to 390 points.

Levi Norwood's 52-yard punt return touchdown was the first by a Baylor player since 2005.

Baylor's 64-point margin of victory was Baylor's largest ever in a conference game (SWC or Big 12).

Baylor is 6-0 for the sixth time in school history and the first time since 1980. The Bears are 3-0 in the Big 12 for the first time.

Baylor has won 10 straight games dating back to the 2012 season, which ties the longest winning streak in program history (1936-37).

Baylor is bowl eligible for four consecutive seasons for the first time in program history.

Five of Baylor's nine touchdown drives took less than a minute against Iowa State and the Bears have scored in less than a minute on 21 of its 49 touchdown drives this season.

Baylor has five games with 60 or more points. Prior to this season, Baylor had 11 such games in its 111 years of football.

Baylor allowed 174 yards in total offense, the fewest it has allowed since giving up 172 to Arkansas State on Sept. 8, 2001.

Iowa State (1-5, 0-3; lost to Baylor, 71-7; vs. Oklahoma State Saturday)
Redshirt freshman Grant Rohach saw the first playing time of his career and threw his first touchdown pass.

Linebacker Jeremiah George had a career-high 18 tackles.

Aaron Wimberly had a career-best 78-yard kickoff return.

Iowa State suffered its largest margin of defeat. The Cyclones' previous worst loss was by 63 points, a 77-14 defeat at Nebraska on Nov. 15, 1997.

The Cyclones had 174 yards total offense and 57 yards came on its only scoring drive late in the game.

Kansas (2-4, 0-3; lost to Oklahoma, 34-19; vs. Baylor Saturday)
Senior James Sims had 85 rushing yards in the first quarter and finished with 129 yards, the most by a KU running back this season. Since 2000, KU has had three 100-yard rushers against Oklahoma; Sims has done it twice.

Senior safety Dexter Linton recorded a team-high and career-best nine tackles.

Kansas has not allowed an opponent to score on the opening drive this season.

Kansas managed just 16 passing yards, the fewest since totaling 15 yards through the air against Nebraska in 2010.

Kansas State (2-4, 0-3; idle; vs. West Virginia Saturday)
The Wildcats will try for their first Big 12 victory when they play host to the Mountaineers.

Oklahoma (6-1, 3-1; defeated Kansas 34-19; vs. Texas Tech Saturday)
Wide receiver Lacoltan Bester's 49-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard. It was the first TD pass by a non-QB since 2003.

Oklahoma is 9-0 vs. Kansas under coach Bob Stoops, who has 155 career wins and is three away from breaking Oklahoma's all-time record held by Barry Switzer.

Since 2004, the Sooners have won 21 consecutive games immediately following a regular-season loss. Under coach Bob Stoops, Oklahoma is 15-0 in games following the Red River Rivalry.

Oklahoma allowed its fewest yards passing (16) since limiting Arkansas to 13 yards in the 2002 Cotton Bowl.

Oklahoma State (5-1, 2-1; defeated TCU, 24-10; at Iowa State Saturday)
Josh Stewart's 95-yard punt return for a touchdown was the longest punt return in school history. The previous long was 90 yards, set by Jim Wiggins vs. Detroit in 1956 and Jim Spavital vs. Drake in 1946.

Freshman Rennie Childs scored the first touchdown of his career on a seven-yard run in the fourth quarter. Childs also finished with a career-high 45 rushing yards on nine carries.

Oklahoma State has won 21 straight home games against unranked opponents dating back to a loss to Houston in 2009.

Oklahoma State has nine takeaways in its last two games; six of those are interceptions.

The attendance of 59,638 is a new Boone Pickens Stadium record.

TCU (3-4, 1-3; lost at Oklahoma State, 24-10; vs. Texas Saturday)
LaDarius Brown had a season-high six receptions for 48 yards. He had a career-best seven catches in last year's game at Oklahoma State.

Jaden Oberkrom's 35-yard third-quarter field goal made him 10-of-12 on the season. Oberkrom also connected on his 63rd-consecutive PAT, the second-longest streak in school history.

TCU is 14-13 against ranked teams under head coach Gary Patterson.

TCU forced four turnovers and lost for just the second time in its last 37 games when totaling at least three takeaways.

Texas (4-2, 3-0; idle; at TCU Saturday)
The Longhorns will try to stretch their winning streak to four games.

Texas Tech (7-0, 4-0; defeated West Virginia, 37-27; at Oklahoma Saturday)
Davis Webb became the first freshman quarterback in school history to pass for over 400 yards in his first two starts. He had 415 yards against Iowa State and 462 against West Virginia.

Jace Amaro had nine receptions for 136 yards and two touchdowns. He is just the second Red Raider since 2000 with at least eight receptions in six consecutive games.

Junior wide receiver Bradley Marquez finished with a career-high in both receptions (8) and receiving yards (112).

Sophomore running back DeAndre Washington had a career-high in both receptions (6) and receiving yards (67).

Texas Tech is 7-0 for just the fourth time in school history; it happened previously in 2008, 1976 and 1938.

West Virginia (3-4, 1-3; lost to Texas Tech, 37-27; at Kansas State Saturday)
Dakiel Shorts finished with a career-best nine receptions.

Nick O'Toole had a 55-yard punt and he has 16 punts of 50 or more yards this season.

Jared Barber has finished with nine or more total tackles in the last three games.

After taking an 11-point lead in the second half, West Virginia managed just one first down in its last five possessions.
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