Big 12 Football News and Notes

by Dan M | Posted on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012


Baylor (4-4, 1-4; defeated Kansas 41-14; at Oklahoma Saturday)
Wide receiver Terrance Williams had 11 receptions for 137 receiving yards. He set a school record with his fourth game with double-digit receptions.

Running back Lache Seastrunk rushed for a career-high 103 yards on 17 carries. He also had five receptions for a career-high 91 yards. Seastrunk had a 13-yard kickoff return, giving him 207 all-purpose yards.

In four victories, Baylor has a plus-8 turnover margin; in 4 losses, Baylor’s turnover margin is minus 11.

Baylor has scored 15 touchdowns on drives of 1 minute or less (one vs. Kansas) and 25 touchdowns on drives of two minutes or less (three vs. Kansas).

Iowa State (5-4, 2-4; lost to Oklahoma 35-20; at Texas Saturday)
Linebacker Jeremiah George had a career-high 17 tackles. Junior defensive back Cliff Stokes, who had three career tackles coming into the game, had a career-high 15.

Punter Kirby Van Der Kamp had three punts inside the Oklahoma 20-yard line. 24 of his 55 punts (44%) this season have been inside the opponents’ 20, with only two touchbacks.

Iowa State committed a season-low two penalties for 10 yards.

Two of Iowa State’s three losses under Paul Rhoads when forcing more turnovers have come to Oklahoma (this season and 2010).

Kansas (1-8, 0-6; lost to Baylor 41-14; at Texas Tech Saturday)
Junior running back James Sims had a career-best 59-yard touchdown run. He finished with 128 yards rushing, his fifth-straight game of rushing for over 100 yards. The last Kansas player with a five-game streak of 100-yard games was Laverne Smith in 1974.

Freshman quarterback Michael Cummings scored on a 22-yard run, his first career touchdown run and the longest rush of his career.

Kansas gained 246 yards rushing, its second consecutive game with over 200 yards on the ground.

There was a 45-minute delay prior to the start of the second half due to lightning in the area. Kansas also experienced a weather delay during the Oklahoma State game.

Kansas State (9-0, 6-0; defeated Oklahoma State 44-30; at TCU Saturday)
Sophomore Tyler Lockett has four kickoff returns for touchdowns in his career, tied for second-most in Big 12 history.

Allen Chapman had three interceptions, the most by a Kansas State player since Chris Canty had three against Akron in 1995.

Kansas State scored two non-offensive touchdown (kickoff return, interception return). Since 1990, the Wildcats have scored 87 non-offensive TDs, the most in the nation during that span.

Kansas State has scored 111 points following forcing a turnover. Its opponents have scored zero points off K-State turnovers.

Oklahoma (6-2, 4-1; defeated Iowa State 35-20; vs. Baylor Saturday)
Running back Brennan Clay, making his first start of the season, set career highs for carries (24) and yards (157).

Bob Stoops has 145 victories as Oklahoma’s coach. He’s tied with Hall of Famer Bud Wilkinson for second on the all-time OU victory list behind Barry Switer (157).


Oklahoma hasn’t lost back-to-back regular-season games since 1999. Since 2004, the Sooners are now 20-0 in games immediately following a regular-season loss.


Oklahoma has won four straight Big 12 games, outscoring its opponents 191-68 and has outgained its last four Big 12 foes by an average of 511 to 312 in total yards.

Oklahoma State (5-3, 3-2; lost to Kansas State 44-30; vs. West Virginia Saturday)
Receiver Charlie Moore has had a touchdown catch in four consecutive games.

Replacing injured starter Wes Lunt, quarterback Clint Chelf established single-game career highs for attempts (27), completions (16) and yards (233).

Oklahoma State has had a scoring drive of less than two minutes in 35 consecutive games.


Oklahoma State eclipsed the 500-yard mark for total offense for the sixth time in eight games this

season, finishing with 504 yards.

TCU (6-3, 3-3; defeated West Virginia 39-38 in two overtimes; vs. Kansas State Saturday)
Jason Verrett has five interceptions, the most by a Horned Frog since Quincy Butler had five in 2005.

Josh Boyce’s 94-yard touchdown catch with 1:28 remaining in the fourth quarter was the third-longest play in TCU history. Boyce also has the fourth-longest play with a 93-yard touchdown catch at Utah in 2010.

Brandon Carter’s first career pass was a 25-yard touchdown to Corey Fuller in the second overtime.

TCU played in overtime for the second time this season. It’s the first time since 2005, when the Horned Frogs defeated Utah and BYU in consecutive weeks, that TCU has played two overtime games in the same season.

Texas (7-2, 4-2; defeated Texas Tech 31-22; vs. Iowa State Saturday)
Wide receiver Mike Davis has six receptions of 40 or more yards. Last season through eight games, Texas had 10 plays of 40 more yards.

Davis had four receptions for a career-high 165 receiving yards. His two touchdown catches were a single-game high.

Freshman Johnathan Gray had a career-high 20 carries for 106 yards and two catches for 41 yards. He had a career-high 147 all-purpose yards.

Carrington Byndom blocked Texas Tech’s fourth-quarter field-goal attempt. Texas has blocked seven kicks this season (three punts; two extra points; two field goals).

Texas Tech (6-3, 3-3; lost to Texas 31-22; vs. Kansas Saturday)
Texas Tech had two 100-yard receivers (Eric Ward, Darrin Moore) for the first time since the 2011 season finale against Baylor.

Sophomore Ryan Bustin had his fourth game this season with multiple field goals.

The attendance was 60,879, a Jones AT&T Stadium record.

Texas was Texas Tech’s fifth consecutive ranked opponent, a school record.

West Virginia (5-3, 2-3; lost to TCU 39-38 in two overtimes; at Oklahoma State Saturday)
Tavon Austin’s fourth quarter, 76-yard punt return for a touchdown was the first of his career. WVU’s last punt return for a touchdown happened on Oct. 7, 2006, when Vaughn Rivers returned a punt 50 yards at Mississippi State.

Austin had 11 catches for 101 yards. He has 12 career games over 100 yards  receiving, the most in school history.

Tyler Bitancurt’s 52-yard field goal in the third quarter was a career long.

West Virginia is 5-5 in overtime games. Saturday was its first overtime game since a 16-13 loss at Connecticut on Oct. 29, 2010.


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