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No. 10 Baylor credited with record-tying 9th sack

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No. 10 Baylor credited with record-tying 9th sack
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SMU quarterback Neal Burcham (12) fumbles the ball as he is hit by Baylor defensive lineman Beau Blackshear (95) and linebacker Aiavion Edwards (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Waco, Texas. The ball went out of bounds so SMU retained possession. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

WACO, Texas (AP) -- That dominating Baylor defense is still getting sacks long after the season opener.

School officials sent out corrected stats Tuesday that added a record-tying ninth sack for the 10th-ranked Bears in their 45-0 win over SMU in the opener two days earlier.

Defensive tackle Beau Blackshear got the additional sack for the final play of the third quarter. That was initially ruled a team fumble for SMU and a tackle for loss. SMU quarterback Neal Burcham dropped the snap before recovering and going back to pass. Blackshear tackled him for a 12-yard loss.

A review of the game tape and the NCAA rule book confirmed that Blackshear should have also been credited with a sack. Baylor also had nine sacks in a 1983 game against UTEP.

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