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2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl Postgame Notes

Baylor Bears (7-6) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (6-7)

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 - NRG Stadium - Houston, Texas

 

HEADLINES

  • Baylor and Vanderbilt shattered a Texas Bowl-record with a combined 1,241 total yards, surpassing the previous Texas Bowl record of 1,037 yards set by LSU and Texas Tech in 2015
  • Baylor QB Charlie Brewer set a Texas Bowl record with 384 yards passing and two touchdowns and was named the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl MVP. Brewer also rushed 16 times for 109 yards (6.8 avg.) and one touchdown
  • The Bears and Commodores tied a Texas Bowl record for the most points scored in a game with 83 points, tying the previous record set in 2015
  • Tonight’s game featured a Texas Bowl record nine lead changes
  • The teams combined for 571 rushing yards, the most combined rushing yards in Texas Bowl history
  • Baylor and Vanderbilt also combined for a Texas Bowl-record 670 yards passing, surpassing the previous record of 624 in 2015
  • Vanderbilt RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn rushed for a Texas Bowl-record 243 yards on 13 carries (18.7 avg.) and two touchdowns
  • The two teams combined for 24 points in the fourth quarter, making tonight’s game the highest-scoring fourth quarter in Texas Bowl history
  • Baylor and Vanderbilt also tied a Texas Bowl record for the most points scored in the first quarter with 24, tying the previous record set by Texas Tech and Minnesota in 2012
  • Vanderbilt RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn recorded the second- and third-longest touchdown runs in Texas Bowl history with a 68-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 69-yard touchdown run in the second quarter
  • Attendance for today’s game was 51,104

 GETTING STARTED

  • The retractable roof at NRG Stadium was closed
  • Vanderbilt won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff from the south end zone

 FIRST QUARTER

  • Vanderbilt QB Kyle Shurmur completed a 65-yard touchdown pass to RB Khari Blasingame on the game’s opening drive to give the Commodores a 7-0 lead with 14:04 remaining in the first quarter
  • Baylor responded with a 12-play, 69-yard drive, capped by a 23-yard field goal by K Jay Sedwick with 9:16 remaining in the quarter to make the score 7-3
  • Baylor RB John Lovett capped a nine-play, 73-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown run to put the Bears ahead 10-7 with 2:19 remaining in the first quarter
  • Vanderbilt RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn responded with a 68-yard touchdown run to put the Commodores back in front, 14-10, with 0:23 remaining in the quarter

 SECOND QUARTER

  • Baylor RB JaMycal Hasty opened the second quarter with an 18-yard touchdown run to cap off an eight-play, 75-yard drive with 11:33 remaining in the quarter to put the Bears ahead, 17-14
  • Vanderbilt RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn responded quickly with a 69-yard touchdown run to put Vanderbilt back in front, 21-17, with 9:57 remaining in the second quarter

 

THIRD QUARTER

  • Baylor RB Trestan Ebner opened the second half with a 34-yard touchdown run to put the Bears ahead 24-21 with 12:54 remaining
  • Baylor QB Charlie Brewer added to the Bears lead with a one-yard touchdown run with 4:51 remaining in the third quarter, putting Baylor ahead 31-21
  • Vanderbilt responded with a three-play, 54-yard drive capped off by a two-yard touchdown run by RB Khari Blasingame to shrink the Bears’ lead to 31-28 with 0:16 remaining in the third quarter

 FOURTH QUARTER

  • Vanderbilt RB Khari Blasingame scored on a one-yard touchdown run following a 66-yard rushing by RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn to put the Commodores in front 35-31 with 9:31 remaining in the game
  • On the ensuing possession, Baylor QB Charlie Brewer connected with RB Trestan Ebner for a 75-yard touchdown to put Baylor ahead, 38-35, with 9:19 remaining
  • Vanderbilt K Ryley Guay tied the game at 38 with a 33-yard field goal with 3:30 remaining in the fourth quarter
  • Baylor QB Charlie Brewer connected with WR Marques Jones for a 52-yard touchdown with 1:50 remaining in the game to put the Bears in front for good, 45-38

 STATISTICAL LEADERS

  • Baylor QB Charlie Brewer completed 21-of-34 passes (61.8%) for a Texas Bowl-record 382 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Brewer also rushed 16 times for 109 yards (6.8 avg.) and one touchdown
  • Vanderbilt QB Kyle Shurmur threw for 286 yards and one touchdown on 18-of-37 passing (48.6%) and rushed four times for 14 yards (3.5 avg.)
  • Baylor RB Trestan Ebner rushed 13 times for 90 yards (6.9 avg.) and one touchdown and caught three passes for 109 yards (36.3 avg.) and one touchdown
  • Vanderbilt RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn rushed for a Texas Bowl-record 243 yards on 13 carries (18.7 avg.) and two touchdowns
  • Vanderbilt RB Khari Blasingame recorded four carries for 16 yards (4.0 avg.) and two touchdowns on the ground and caught three passes for 85 yards (28.3 avg.) and one touchdown
  • Baylor WR Denzel Mims caught six passes for 95 yards (15.8 avg.)
  • Vanderbilt WR Jared Pinkney tallied five receptiosn for 76 yards (15.2 avg.)