Big 12 Notes After Week Nine

The Big 12’s quick-strike offenses have 127 touchdown drives that took five-or-less plays, and lead the nation in TDs per game (4.8).

The Conference has 68 scoring drives that took less than a minute through Oct. 27 games.

The Big 12 has 36 scoring plays of 50-plus yards and 15 of 80-plus yards.

The Big 12 leads FBS conferences in total yards (463.4) and points (36.9) per game.

Big 12 teams have scored non-offensive points on 27 occasions this season. (4 Kick Return, 1 PAT Return, 3 Punt Return, 11 Interception Return, 6 Fumble Return, 2 Safeties)

The Big 12 has four of the top six passing offenses and five of the top 20 in total offense.

Seven of the top 13 scoring offenses reside in the Big 12.

Four Big 12 quarterbacks, including the top three, are in the nation’s top six in points responsible for per game.

Baylor (3-4, 0-4; lost to Iowa State 35-21; vs. Kansas Saturday)
Quarterback Nick Florence passed for 426 yards, the sixth-best single-game total in school history; he has three of the top six.

Wide receiver Terrance Williams had 13 catches for 190 yards. The receptions are the second-most in school history and the 190 yards were the fifth-most. Williams holds both records.

Tevin Reese had a 49-yard touchdown reception; all five of his TD catches have been 40 or more yards and 11 of his 12 career TD catches have been 40 or more yards.

Baylor had one touchdown drive of less than one minute against Iowa State and has 14 touchdown drives of 60 seconds or less.

Iowa State (5-3, 2-3; defeated Baylor 35-21; vs. Oklahoma Saturday)
Quarterback Steele Jantz tied the school record for touchdown passes (five) and completions (36). He had a career-high with 52 attempts and 381 yards passing.

Jake Knott and A.J. Klein are the first Cyclone duo to each have 300 or more career tackles at the same time since 1982 (Chris Washington and Shamus McDonough).

Receiver Jarvis West had career highs for touchdown receptions (three), receptions (seven) and yards (99).

Iowa State tied a school record with 102 offensive plays and its 557 yards are its most in a regulation-length conference game since Nov. 22, 2008 (626 yards at Kansas State).

Kansas (1-7, 0-5; lost to Texas 21-17; at Baylor Saturday)
Running back James Sims gained a career-high 176 yards. He has rushed for at least 100 yards in four consecutive games, the longest streak for a KU back since Tony Sands had four straight 100-yard games in 1991.

Senior offensive tackle Tanner Hawkinson has started 44 consecutive games, the longest for a KU player since 2000.

Kansas had only seven pass attempts, the fewest in a game since Nov. 2, 1992 vs. Oklahoma State.

Kansas has nine interceptions, one more than last season’s eight. The Jayhawks have forced 17 turnovers, one less than their 2011 total.

Kansas State (8-0, 5-0; defeated Texas Tech 55-24; vs. Oklahoma State Saturday)
Senior quarterback Collin Klein has scored 300 points in his career, second in school history and the most scored by a position player in school history.

Arthur Brown’s 37-yard touchdown return with an interception was Kansas State’s 85th non-offensive touchdown since 1999 and no team in FBS has more in that time frame.

Kansas State has outscored its eight opponents by 149 points (216-67) in the second half.

Kansas State is 8-0 for the third time in school history. The Wildcats started 9-0 in 1999 and 11-0 in 1998.

Oklahoma (5-2, 3-1; lost to Notre Dame 30-13; at Iowa State Saturday)
Receiver Jalen Saunders broke the school record for most receptions in a quarter with eight in the first quarter. His 15 receptions tied the school record.

The attendance of 86,031 set a record for Gaylord Family/Oklahoma Memorial Stadium history.

The loss ended Oklahoma’s 18-game winning streak against non-conference opponents. Oklahoma has lost two home games in a season for the first time since 1998.

Oklahoma’s 15 rushing yards is tied for seventh fewest in program history and the fewest since totaling minus 16 against Texas in 2009.

Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1; defeated TCU 36-14; at Kansas State Saturday)
Wide receiver Josh Stewart caught six passes for a career-high 120 yards.

Oklahoma State’s defense has allowed only four offensive touchdowns in its last 12 quarters of action.

Oklahoma State has held three consecutive conference opponents to under 20 points for the first time since 1986.

Oklahoma State has had at least one scoring drive of less than two minutes in 34 consecutive games.

TCU (5-3, 2-3; lost to Oklahoma State 36-14; at West Virginia Saturday)
Wide receiver LaDarius Brown had a career-high seven receptions for 67 yards.

Elisha Olabode’s 11-yard first-quarter interception return for a touchdown was his second pick six of the season. He had a 28-yard interception return for a score in the season opener against Grambling State.

TCU had its streak of 14 consecutive road conference victories snapped. It had been the longest in the nation and third-best in the NCAA since 1996. The Horned Frogs also had their streak of scoring at least 20 points in 33 consecutive games end.

TCU has lost back-to-back games for the first time since the 2007 season at Texas (Sept. 8) and Air Force (Sept. 13).

Texas (6-2, 3-2; defeated Kansas 21-17; at Texas Tech Saturday)
Tight end D.J. Grant had the game-winning touchdown catch with 12 seconds remaining. Five of his 28 career catches have gone for touchdowns.

Sophomore running back Joe Bergeron has 20 career rushing touchdowns in his last 12 games.

In Mack Brown’s 15 seasons, Texas has 27 second-half comebacks and 16 fourth-quarter comebacks.

Texas has defeated Kansas 10 consecutive games; all have been in the Big 12.

Texas Tech (6-2, 3-2; lost to Kansas State 55-24; vs. Texas Saturday)
Quarterback Seth Doege completed 35-of-50 passes for 331 yards with two touchdowns. He is the first quarterback this season to throw for over 300 yards against Kansas State.

Wide receiver Eric Ward had 11 catches for a career-high 161 yards.

Sophomore Ryan Bustin kicked a 37-yard field goal, his ninth of the season. He has made six of seven kicks from 35-40 yards.

Texas Tech extended its school record consecutive game scoring streak to 189 games.

West Virginia (5-2, 2-2; idle; vs. TCU Saturday)
The Mountaineers did not play Saturday and will resume action next Saturday by hosting fellow Big 12 newcomer TCU Saturday in Morgantown.

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