By the numbers look at Big 12 action on Saturday

It was another game of tight games and huge offensive numbers across the Big 12 on Saturday.

But then, every week seems to be that way.

Here are some of the more notable numbers that marked Big 12 action for Week 8:

Big 12 by the numbers for Oct. 21, 2017

3- Consecutive losses  to Top 25 opponents  for new Texas coach Tom Herman in his first season coaching the Longhorns. Before coming to Texas, Herman was 6-0 against ranked opponents.

3 – At the end of their victory against Texas, the number of starting offensive linemen Oklahoma State was missing in its lineup.

5 –  Oklahoma State’s consecutive victories in Austin against the Longhorns. It’s the most of any opponent in the 116-season history of the Texas program.

5- Kenny Hill’s touchdown passes against Kansas. It matched his career single-game high set against Oklahoma last season.

5 – Texas’ overtime games since the start of the 2016 season. It’s the most among any FBS  team in that period.

6 – West Virginia’s sacks against Baylor. The Mountaineers had compiled 7 sacks in their first six games this season.

6- Number of multiple touchdown games that David Sills V has produced this season. According to ESPN’s Stats and Information, no other FBS team has as many as 3 multi-TD receiving games this season.

7 – Consecutive  300-yard passing games by Will Grier to start his West Virginia career. It’s the longest current streak in the nation.

7 – Mason Rudolph’s streak of 300-yard games snapped against Texas. He passed for 282 against Texas.

9 – Punts for Oklahoma  State’s Zach Sinor against Texas. Before Saturday, he had 9 punts  all season.

12 – Rushing yards in the second half for Kansas  State against Oklahoma. In the first half, the Wildcats gashed Oklahoma for 256 yards.

13 – Consecutive regular-season losses by Baylor – longest in the 112-year history of the school’s football program.

14 –  Oklahoma’s nation-leading road winning streak. It’s the longest for the Sooners since they won 14 straight under Barry Switzer in 1973-76.

15 – Receiving touchdowns  by West Virginia’s David Sills V. It’s more than 96 FBS teams have produced in combined passing TDs.

19-0 –  TCU’s record at home as a Top 10 team under Gary Patterson.

21 –  Kansas’ total offense  against TCU. It’s the fewest yards produced in a game in Big 12 history and  the fewest by any FBS team in the last 20 seasons.

23 – Combined points in the Oklahoma State-Texas game. It’s the fewest in a Big 12 game since Oct. 25, 2014. On that date, Kansas State beat Texas, 23-0.

26 – Nation-leading touchdown passes for West Virginia’s Will Grier. Drew Lock of Missouri is in second place with 23.

28 – Wins for Mason Rudolph as Oklahoma State’s starting quarter.  The triumph boosted him into a tie with Mike Gundy  for  the school’s career record.

32 – Receiving yards for James Washington against Texas. It’s his fewest produced since he notched 27 against TCU last season.

33 – Baker Mayfield’s streak of consecutive games with a TD pass. It’s the longest among all active FBS quarterbacks.

44- Consecutive true road losses for Kansas, matching a 81-year-old previous record set by Western (Colo.) State. The Jayhawks last road win game on Sept. 12, 2009 at UTEP.

90 – Controversial gain by Texas wide receiver John Burt on a single play in the second quarter on a played where he twice appeared to veer out of bounds.  It was the longest pass play in Texas history that didn’t result in a touchdown and the sixth-longest play in school history.

147 – Rushing yards for Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson. Before Saturday’s game, he had a combined 87 yards in his career.

202 – Yards of total offense that Kansas State had in the first quarter against Oklahoma. The Wildcats produced 216 yards of offense in their entire game against TCU last week.

230 – Total yards by Baylor in the fourth quarter against West Virginia.

4414 – Number of consecutive days since  Iowa State was  ranked before Sunday.  The last time the Cyclones were ranked was on Sept. 25, 2005.

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