Around the Big 12 Week 2

The Big 12 went 10-1 in non-conference action last week, with two victories coming against teams that were ranked in the Top 10 (Iowa State over No. 8 Iowa; and No. 2 Texas over No. 4/7 Ohio State). League members outscored their opponents by a 333-90 margin in the 10 wins, which include one shutout and four games of limiting the opposition to a single field goal. For the season, The Big 12 is 19-3 outside of conference and holds a 702-326 scoring advantage.


at Baylor 48, Samford 14

New Mexico 45 at Missouri 35

at Texas Tech 56, Florida International 3

at Colorado 39, New Mexico State 0

at Nebraska 31, Wake Forest 3

at Iowa State 23, Iowa 3

at Oklahoma 31, Tulsa 15

at Kansas 36, Appalachian State 8

Oklahoma State 23, at Florida Atlantic 3

Kansas State 21, at Marshall 19

Texas 25, at Ohio State 22


BAYLOR (2-0, 0-0)

This Week: at Army

Next Week: Open


  • Baylor has its first 2-0 start since 2001 and just its 10th since 1965.

  • Willie Andrews established a Baylor career record for kickoff return yardage on his first return vs. Samford. He now has 1,443 career kickoff return yards.

  • The Baylor defense held Samford to 55 rushing yards, the fewest allowed by the Bears since SMU was held to 30 yards in 1995.

  • Daniel Sepulveda recorded his ninth and 10th career punts of 60- plus yards during the second quarter, tying Kyle Atteberry's school record. Sepulveda also extended his school record for career punts of 50-plus yards to 53.


COLORADO (2-0, 0-0)

This Week: Open

Next Week: at Miami


  • Colorado's 39-0 shutout over New Mexico State was the first recorded by the team since a 34-0 win over Baylor in Boulder on Oct. 19, 2002 (a span of 33 games).

  • In contrast, Colorado has now scored in 199 consecutive games, setting the stage to go for No. 200 at Miami in two weeks. Only 11 teams in college football history have ever reached 200 in a row in Division I-A play.

·        Quarterback Joel Klatt joined Kordell Stewart (6,481) and Koy Detmer (5,390) as the only players in Colorado history to top the 5,000-yard mark in career passing yardage. He finished the game with 186 yards and now has 5,148 for his career. He also became the CU alltime leader in pass completions during the game and now has 465.


IOWA STATE (2-0, 0-0)

This Week: Open

Next Week: at Army (Sept. 23)


  • The win over Iowa was the first time Iowa State has beaten a ranked team since a 36-14 victory on Sept. 28, 2002, over then-20th ranked Nebraska.

  • ISU's victory over No. 8 Iowa marked the highest ranked nonconference opponent the Cyclones have knocked off.

  • Coach Dan McCarney got his first win over a Top 10 team and beat intra-state rival Iowa for the sixth time in the last eight outings.

  • The Iowa State defense forced five turnovers in a game for the first time since forcing six by Kansas on Nov. 17, 2001, in a 49-7 victory. All of ISU's points against Iowa came off of the turnovers.


KANSAS (2-0, 0-0)

This Week: Louisiana Tech

Next Week: Open


  • Junior Jon Cornish's three touchdowns marked the most rushing TDs by a Jayhawk since Bill Whittemore ran for three at Tulsa on Sept. 28, 2002.

  • Senior Mark Simmons has caught at least one pass in every game since the start of the 2003 season - 26 straight contests. Simmons' three receptions moved him past Richard Estell (117) into third place on the Jayhawks' all-time pass receptions chart with 118 for his career.

  • The KU defense has not allowed an offensive touchdown in the first quarter in 12 of the last 13 games.

  • Senior Brian Luke has thrown for 200 or more yards in three of his last four games.


KANSAS STATE (2-0, 0-0)

This Week: Open

Next Week: North Texas


  • Kansas State has scored 21 or more points in 22 straight games and has scored 20 or more points in 34 straight games.

  • Junior Tailback Thomas Clayton has rushed for 329 yards in his first two games of extensive action for a 164.5 per game average. He had 152 yards on the ground against Marshall.

  • K-State has won seven straight non-conference road games and is 59-12 in non-conference action under coach Bill Snyder.

  • Sophomore defensive back Justin McKinney intercepted his first two career passes at Marshall, the first on the last play of the second quarter and the last to seal the win with eight seconds left in the fourth. He also forced two fumbles.


MISSOURI (1-1, 0-0)

This Week: Troy

Next Week: Open


  • Nine different receivers caught at least one pass for the Tigers against New Mexico, one week after 10 different players came up with a catch versus Arkansas State.

  • Senior quarterback Brad Smith became Mizzou's all-time leading passer after throwing for 248 yards against New Mexico, giving him 7,060 yards for his career and eclipsing Jeff Handy's mark of 6,959.

  • Smith also became the school's all-time leading rusher with his 165-yard effort. He now has 3,248 career yards, passing formerMizzou running back Zack Abron's 3,198.

  • Mizzou rolled up 490 yards of total offense vs. UNM, and after two games, now ranks among the Top 20 in the nation in four offensive categories: total offense (3rd – 573.50 ypg), rushing offense (5th –279.50 ypg), passing offense (14th – 294.00 ypg) and scoring offense (18th – 39.50 ppg)


NEBRASKA (2-0, 0-0)

This Week: Pittsburgh

Next Week: Open


  • Nebraska's victory over Wake Forest was its first regular season win over an ACC opponent since a 1973 win over North Carolina State.

  • The Huskers had three defensive touchdowns against Wake Forest after not scoring any defensive points all of last season.

  • Sam Koch had a career-long 76-yard punt in the fourth quarter, the third-longest punt in school history. He had a 70-yarder in last week's game.

  • The Huskers have played before an NCAA-record 270 consecutive sellouts at Memorial Stadium - dating back to 1962.


OKLAHOMA (1-1, 0-0)

This Week: at UCLA

Next Week: Open


  • Oklahoma's win over Tulsa was the 750th in the history of OU football. The Sooners are 750-286-53. Only seven other schools have 750 victories.

  • Oklahoma has two players with more than 2,000 career rushing yards. Adrian Peterson eclipsed the mark against Tulsa and now has 2,208, while teammate Kejuan Jones has 2,082. The last time OU had two players over 2,000 career rushing yards was 1987 when Lydell Carr and Jamelle Holieway accomplished the feat.

  • Rhett Bomar became the first freshman to start a game at quarterback for OU since Jake Sills did so in 1998. 



This Week: Arkansas State

Next Week: Open


  • Linebacker Pagitte McGee had three fumble recoveries that led to 17 Cowboys points in the win over Florida Atlantic. McGee had only one career fumble recovery going into the game.

  • Redshirt freshman Mike Hamilton leads OSU in both rushing (158) and receiving (54) yards.

  • The Cowboys special teams are averaging 28.3 yards on kickoff returns
  • Through two games, OSU quarterbacks have not thrown an interception. Oklahoma State is Plus-3 in turnover margin on the season, forcing five turnovers, while committing two.


TEXAS (2-0, 0-0)

This Week: Rice

Next Week: Open


  • The win over No. 4 Ohio State marks the highest-ranked team Texas has defeated since No. 3 Nebraska in 1999. It is the highest-ranked team UT has defeated on the road since No. 4 Arkansas in 1985.

  • Texas has now won 10 straight and 22 of its last 23 road games at opponents' home stadiums.

  • Texas is 61-0 when outrushing its opponent under Mack Brown.

  • Quarterback Vince Young has led Texas to come-from-behind victories when the Horns were tied or trailed at halftime on seven occasions and has directed five fourth-quarter comebacks during his career.

  • Young is now 19-2 as a starter. The 19 wins ties him with Bret Stafford for eighth on UT's career QB victories list.


TEXAS A&M (0-1, 0-0)

This Week: SMU

Next Week: Texas State


  • Texas A&M meets SMU for the first time in 10 seasons and is unbeaten in the last nine outings (8-0-1) of the 76-game series.

  • Fifth-year senior Jason Carter, the only player in Big 12 history to have a rush, catch, pass attempt and kick return for three straight years, gained 139 all-purpose yards on three rushes (26 yards), two catches (18 yards) and three kickoff returns (95 yards) atClemson. He also threw an incomplete pass.

  • Five true freshmen and five redshirt freshman made their A&M debuts in the season-opener. Coach Dennis Franchione had used only four true freshman in his first two seasons at A&M.


TEXAS TECH (1-0, 0-0)

This Week: Sam Houston

Next Week: Indiana State


  • Running back Taurean Henderson has scored a touchdown in eight straight games, dating back to the Nebraska game last season. With his first-quarter TD, Henderson has 48 career touchdowns (rushing and receiving).

  • Four true freshmen saw playing time in the first game of the season - the most in one season in the Mike Leach era. Ten players got their first career starts.

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