Despite the four interceptions to start the game, Leach was relatively calm when talking to Symons on the sideline. "You reserve yelling for if you're not giving great effort," said Leach. Even though he is happy with Symons' level of effort, Leach is concerned that all of the outside attention may be having a negative effect. In order to combat this potential problem, B.J. Symons is not allowed media contact until after the Baylor game. "I think he needs to think just about football," said Leach.
Even with the problems Symons has faced, it's important to remember how productive he has been. The senior quarterback passed for 399 yards, which broke a seven game streak of 400 yard games. Most quarterbacks would love to have a 7 game streak of 300 yard games. In addition to that impressive streak, Symons needs to average just 275 yards in the Red Raiders last three regular season games to break David Klinger's record for yards in a single season. When you consider that the Red Raiders are probably going to play in a bowl game, this record has little chance of surviving Symons' assault. In addition to the yardage, Symons has been responsible for 4.66 touchdowns per game. That puts Symons just a third of a touchdown per game behind the current record, also held by Klingler.