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Did you know: Week 9

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    [​IMG]Here's this week's installment of fun facts heading into Saturday's games. As always, a special thanks to ESPN Stats & Information, as well as various sports information departments around the Big 12.
    • In Big 12 play, Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert is completing over 68 percent of his passes at least 15 yards downfield.
    • Gabbert is completing 41 percent of passes against blitzes. He's completing 71 percent of his passes against defenses that aren't blitzing.
    • Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez is the nation's leader in pass efficiency on the road at 204.9. He's completed 66 percent of his passes for seven touchdowns and no interceptions against Washington, Kansas State and Oklahoma State.
    • In home games, his passer rating is 113.2. He's completing 53 percent of his passes for one touchdown and three interceptions.
    • Saturday is Colorado's final game ever against a Big 12 South opponent as a member of the Big 12.
    • Last week's loss by Colorado is the first time since 1986 the Buffaloes have taken a two-score lead at home and lost.
    • Missouri has 11 interceptions through seven games, after intercepting eight all of last season.
    • Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson's streak of touchdown passes in 24 consecutive games ended last week in the Aggies' 45-10 win over Kansas.
    • He also wasn't the team's leading passer for the first time since 2008, in a loss to Texas.
    • Aggies defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter moved from the press box to the sideline to coach last week's game.
    • Baylor hasn't beaten Texas since 1997, the longest stretch since a 15-year streak from 1958-73.
    • In conference play, Baylor leads the league in scoring with almost 43 points per game.
    • Bears running back Jay Finley became just the fourth 200-yard rusher in school history last week, but two have happened in the past three seasons, after Robert Griffin rushed for 217 yards against Washington State in 2008. Finley's 250 yards were a school record.
    • Baylor kicker Aaron Jones has made more field goals through eight games (16) than Baylor has in the past two seasons (15).
    • Oklahoma State has played 14 freshmen this year, fifth most in college football.
    • The Cowboys are the only team in the country with a 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard passer.
    • Justin Blackmon's receiving yards: 1, 112. Oklahoma State's other receivers combined: 1, 090.
    • Blackmon's touchdowns: 14. Oklahoma State's other receivers combined: 7.
    • Oklahoma State has not lost more than one game to a North team since 2005, Mike Gundy's first season as coach.
    • Missouri is attempting to win consecutive games against ranked teams for the first time since 1973.
    • Missouri has lost 15 consecutive road games against ranked teams, a streak dating back to 1997. Missouri has also allowed an average of just under 40 points in those games.
    • Nebraska has lost 13 consecutive games against top 10 teams.
    • The last time Nebraska beat a top 10 team was 2001, and it went on to play for the national title that year.
    • With 130 more yards rushing, Taylor Martinez will join Missouri's Brad Smith (now with the New York Jets) and Kent State's Josh Cribbs (now with the Cleveland Browns) as the only players in college football history to rush for 1,000 yards and throw for 1,000 yards as freshmen.


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