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Big 12 Football: The week ahead

Baylor (3-2, 0-1; at Iowa State, 6 p.m.)
Receiver Ernest Smith had career highs in receptions (six) and receiving yards (71).

Sophomore receiver Kendall Wright has caught at least one pass in 17 consecutive games (each game of his career).

The loss to Oklahoma was Baylor's 19th in a row to ranked foes.

Baylor's streak of at least one rushing touchdown ended at 16 games.

Baylor's streak of having 100 yards in rushing ended at eight games. The Bears had just six yards rushing against the Sooners.

Colorado (1-4, 0-1; vs. Kansas, 6 p.m., FSN)

Colorado had a school record 20 penalties in the game. The previous high was 18 against Kansas State in 1950. The 140 penalty yards were the second-most in school history (153 on 12 flags against Arizona in 1958).

Wide receiver Scotty McKnight caught a pass late in the game to extend his school-record streak to 29 games with at least one reception.

Quarterback Cody Hawkins' two touchdown passes give him 45 for his career, a school record.

Colorado gained 66 yards (on eight plays) on its opening drive. The rest of the game, the Buffs managed just 61 yards on 49 plays.

Colorado has lost to Texas in consecutive seasons by the same score of 38-14. The last time that happened (same score vs. same opponent in consecutive seasons) was 1946-47 when the Buffs lost to Missouri by 21-0 scores.

Iowa State (3-3, 0-2; vs. Baylor, 6 p.m.)

The Cyclones have lost 11 consecutive Big 12 games. Five of those losses have been by five or fewer points.

Iowa State had season highs in total yards (512) and passing yards (293).

The Cyclones had their highest point total in a Big 12 game since scoring 45 against Kansas State in 2005.

Running back Alexander Robinson had a career-high 152 yards rushing. He has four 100-yard games this season and seven in his career. His 54-yard reception in the first quarter was also a career best.

Quarterback Austen Arnaud's 54-yard pass to Robinson was his longest this season and matched his career best.

Kansas (5-0, 1-0; at Colorado, 6 p.m., FSN)

Kansas is 5-0 for the fourth time since 1921 (7-0 in 1968, 7-0 in 1995, 11-0 in 2007).

The Jayhawks have won 15 of their last 19 games against Big 12 North opponents.

 

Kansas is 27-4 at home since the start of the 2005 season.

 

Quarterback Todd Reesing's 442 yards passing is the second-most in school history (Mike Norseth had 480 yards against Vanderbilt in 1985).

 

For the season, the Jayhawks have scored 22 touchdowns in 26 red zone possessions (85 percent). KU has scored either a touchdown or a field goal in 25 of 26 trips inside the red zone (96 percent).

Senior wide receiver Kerry Meier's 16 receptions set a single-game school record.

Meier is KU's career reception leader with 167; Briscoe is second with 165. Briscoe's 2,420 career receiving yards is the most in school history.

Kansas State (3-3, 1-1; vs. Texas A&M, 6 p.m. Fox College Sports)

Kansas State is 21-19 against teams from the Big 12 South and is 27-27 against teams from the state of Texas.

Kansas State allowed 12 plays of 20 yards or longer. In five games before facing Texas Tech, the Wildcats had allowed nine plays of 20 or more yards.

Running back Keithen Valentine had a career-high 96 yards rushing.

Running back Daniel Thomas had a 24-yard rush and a 52-yard reception. He has five plays from scrimmage of more than 20 yards this season.

Wide receiver Attrail Snipes had a career-high seven receptions.

Missouri (4-1, 0-1; at Oklahoma State, 8:15 p.m. ESPN2)

The last time the Tigers didn't open a season 5-0 was 2006.

Missouri's 6-0 halftime lead over Nebraska was the first first-half shutout of the Cornhuskers by the Tigers since 1988 (6-0 lead).

Junior linebacker Andrew Gachkar had five tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He has three career fumble recoveries, all in the last three games.

Missouri kickers have made 84 of their last 104 field goal attempts (80.7 percent).

Until Nebraska's final possession, Missouri held the Huskers to 37 yards rushing on 25 attempts.

 

Oklahoma State vs. Missouri

Hubert Anyiam's 27-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter was his first career TD.

Oklahoma State has nine touchdown drives of two minutes or less and 13 touchdown drives of five or fewer plays this season.

Running back Keith Toston, who had 130 yards rushing, had a career-high in receiving yards (74) and also had his career-long reception (40 yards).

Oklahoma State's offensive line did not allow a sack. Texas A&M entered the game averaging four sacks per game.

 

Nebraska (4-1, 1-0; vs. Texas Tech, 2:30 p.m., ABC)

The rally from a 12-0 deficit matched the largest fourth-quarter comeback in school history and was the biggest rally in a road game. In 1966 in Lincoln, Nebraska overcame a 19-7 deficit to beat Colorado, 21-19.

Nebraska is 12-2 in Big 12 season openers.

The Cornhuskers are 5-0 in Thursday night ESPN games. Three of those victories are Big 12 games.

Ndamukong Suh added to his record of interceptions by a defensive tackle with his fourth career pick.

Suh leads Nebraska with seven pass breakups. He has 12 PBUs in his career, a Nebraska record for defensive tackles.

Nebraska has committed six turnovers but has not allowed a point after any of those mistakes.

The Cornhuskers have allowed seven first-quarter points through five games.

Receiver Niles Paul had career highs in receptions (six) and receiving yards (102).

Oklahoma (3-2, 1-0; vs. Texas in Dallas, 11 a.m., ABC)

Sophomore wide receiver Dejuan Miller made his first start and finished with five catches for 67 yards; his career totals before the game: five catches, 32 yards).

Quarterback Sam Bradford has 8,326 career passing yards. He's the first OU quarterback to surpass 8,000 yards.

Dominique Franks had 100 return yards, the first time a Sooner has eclipsed the century mark in return yardage since 2003.

Oklahoma had a 20:54 to 9:06 edge in time of possession in the second half against Baylor.

The Sooners ran 99 plays, the seventh-best single-game total in school history.

Kicker Jimmy Stevens has made 9-of-10 field goal attempts. Last season he was 8-of-12.

Oklahoma has allowed negative two yards in total net punt returns in five games.

Texas (5-0, 1-0; vs. Oklahoma in Dallas, 11 a.m., ABC)

Texas' last three opponents have totaled 45 yards rushing (15 yards per game).

The Longhorns have allowed 180 yards total offense in the last two games. Colorado was UT's second opponent to gain less than 130 yards total offense. The last time the Longhorns held two foes under 130 in the same season was 1946 and 1952.

Sophomore linebacker Emmanuel Acho has six tackles for loss in the last two games. Older brother Sam also had three tackles for loss.

For the fourth consecutive game, Dan Buckner had a career high in receptions; he had six against Colorado.

Sophomore safety Earl Thomas' 92-yard interception return for a touchdown tied for the second-longest in school history and is the longest since 1936.

Jordan Shipley has had at least 10 receptions in the last three games, a UT record. He has been over 100 yards in receiving in the last two games.

Shipley had a career-high 273 all-purpose yards. His third punt return for a touchdown tied the school career record.

Texas has two punt returns and two kickoff returns for touchdowns. The four returns on kicks are a single-season school record.

Texas A&M (3-2, 0-1; at Kansas State, 6 p.m., Fox College Sports)

Junior quarterback Jerrod Johnson has 228 pass attempts without an interception, a Big 12 record (previous record was 213 consecutive passes without an interception).

Freshman receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu had career highs in receptions (eight) and receiving yards (141).

Senior Jamie McCoy, who has played quarterback, wide receiver and tight end with the Aggies, lined up at fullback and had three carries for 21 yards. It was his first rushing attempts since his freshman season of 2006 when he was playing quarterback.


Injuries ended two consecutive starting streaks by senior safety Jordan Pugh (29 games) and senior offensive guard Michael Shumard (22).

Texas A&M set a school record when linebacker Aaron Arterburn became the 17th freshman to play this season. In 1980 the Aggies used 16 freshmen.

Texas Tech (4-2, 1-1; at Nebraska, 2:30 p.m. ABC)

Texas Tech has won 12 consecutive home games, equaling the longest streak in school history.

For the first time in the Mike Leach era, a starting quarterback wasn't able to start. Junior Taylor Potts was injured last week against New Mexico. Junior Steven Sheffield, Potts' backup, started.

Sheffield's 370 yards passing in the first half was a school record.

Sheffield tied the school record with seven touchdown passes. He is the second Texas Tech QB with seven TD passes this season; Potts had seven against Rice.

Sheffield has been intercepted twice this season with both being returned for touchdowns.

Texas Tech had a season-high 739 yards in total offense; that's the third-highest in school history.

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