Entering Week 7 in college football, three teams are tied at top of the Big 12 standings with perfect records and four teams have yet to lose in the conference through nine league games.
Baylor is scoring at a record clip and putting up crazy yardage totals on offense, all of which adds up to a national ranking of first in scoring offense, passing offense, and total offense and second in the country in rushing offense. The Bears take their show on the road this weekend (at Kansas State) for the first time this season. The past two years, head coach Art Briles’ team has not fared well in conference games away from home, going o-4 last season and 1-3 in 2011, when Robert Griffin III was terrorizing defenses around the league.
Another telling stat regarding Baylor this season: The Bears have not had a single three-and-out through their first four games.
Just a game shy of the halfway mark in the season, three conference teams are tied at the top of the standings with perfect league records. Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech stand 2-0, while Baylor sit just a half-game back at 1-0. Of the three teams that currently remain unbeaten through two games, no more than two will in all likelihood remain unbeaten after this weekend. Texas and Oklahoma square off in the 108th renewal of their classic Red River Rivalry battle at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Saturday.
Here are a dozen other intriguing numbers to get you set for this weekend’s action around the Big 12:
.900 – Texas’ winning percentage in its last 21 games decided by three points or less (19 of 21).
3 – Seventeen teams remain undefeated entering Week 7 of the college football season. Three of the 17 (Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas Tech) reside in the Big 12, the most of any conference.
5 – Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury won his fifth straight game to start the 2013 season. He is only the second coach in school history to win his first five games in his first season as head coach.
7 – Nine conference games have been played so far in the 2013 season. Seven of the nine games have been decided by 10 or less points; three by four points or fewer.
10 – Number of consecutive three-and-outs recorded by the Oklahoma defense from the end of its game at Notre Dame through the first half of the Sooners’ game with TCU.
54 – Number of unanswered points scored by Texas Tech vs. Kansas from the beginning of the second quarter till about the three-minute mark in the fourth quarter. Kansas led at the end of the first quarter 10-0.
73 – Baylor’s point total vs. West Virginia last Saturday, second most points ever in a Big 12 game. Oklahoma scored 77 in a shutout against Texas A&M in 2004.
91 – Defensive touchdowns scored by Kansas State since 1999, best in the nation over that time.
97 – Iowa State quarterback Sam Richardson threw a 97-yard touchdown pass against Texas. That was the longest scoring pass in Iowa State history.
864 – Total yardage on offense produced by Baylor in its 73-42 victory over West Virginia last weekend. That is a Big 12 record, breaking the old mark of 804 set by West Virginia against Baylor last season.
1,068 – Number of days since the last victory by Kansas against a Big 12 opponent. The Jayhawks have lost 22 consecutive conference games.