2011 Alamo Bowl: Baylor Outguns Washington In 67-56 Record-Breaker

Defense was optional in the Alamo Bowl and we were all better for it. When the dust settled, Baylor had a 67-56 win in a game that broke all sorts of records. SI.com: Alamo Bowl FAQ.

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Baylor Vs. Washington Final Score, 2011 Alamo Bowl: Out With A Bang

In what could be Robert Griffin III's final game, the Baylor Bears and Washington Huskies combined to break the all-time bowl yardage record, putting up 1,399*. The score was 67-56 in favor of Baylor, coming just two shy of the bowl points record set in 2001. If not for that damn missed field goal ...

Also falling: the all-time bowl touchdowns record, with 17 passing 16.

Listing all the offensive players with big box score evenings would take forever, so here are just a few: Baylor back Terrance Ganaway put up five touchdowns and 199 yards rushing. Griffin contributed 350 total yards, with Jarred Salubi and Tevin Reese each rushing for triple digits.

On UW's side, Keith Price was magnificent, throwing for 438 and running for 39 on his way to seven touchdowns. Chris Polk rushed for 147, and Jermaine Kearse caught 198. This could go on for a long time, you see.

* That also comes within about 150 yards of the all-time record for any game, bowl or otherwise. Something pretty neat happened here.

For more on the Alamo Bowl, visit Baylor blog Our Daily Bears and Washington blog UW Dawg Pound, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes, SB Nation Seattle and SB Nation Dallas.

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Alamo Bowl 2011: Robert Griffin III's Father Attempting To Limit Distractions

Robert Griffin III is doing his best to stay focused for his Baylor Bears bowl game against the Washington Huskies, but it apparently hasn't been easy. The quarterback's father has actually been forced to issue an ultimatum to any agents trying to contact his son during preparations leading up to the 2011 Alamo Bowl.

In fact, according to the gossip hounds over at TMZ, Griffin won't sign with any agent that contacts him directly as per a mandate from his father.

Sources close to RG3's family tell TMZ, RG2 (aka Dad) has decided any agents who contact his son directly will be out of the running to sign him ... and thereby, screwed out of a future multi-million dollar commission.

We're told Dad wants all the agents to contact him -- leaving RG3 alone to focus on next week's Alamo Bowl, and his Master's degree. Believe it or not, some reps are playing ball -- we're told Dad's talking to 5 big-time agents ... just in case RG3 goes pro.

As for that big decision -- our source says Griffin is stressed about it, and far from a lock to go pro ...

Whether that keeps agents away remains to be seen, but it's probably worth doing whatever is possible to make sure a future client showcases his talents on the big stage while keeping his family on the good side.

For more on Robert Griffin III and the Bears, head over to the SB Nation blog Our Daily Bears. For more on the Huskies, check out SB Nation blog UW Dawg Pound. For more on the Alamo Bowl, check out our dedicated stream.

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2011 Heisman Trophy Winner: Robert Griffin III's Stats Prove He's The Right Choice

As expected, junior quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Baylor Bears is your 2011 Heisman Trophy winner. The 77th winner of college football's most famous award and the first in Baylor's history, he beat Andrew Luck, Trent Richardson, Montee Ball and Tyrann Mathieu.

Here, to help explain to the straggling non-believers why Griffin deserved the honor, is Mark C. Moore of the new (and great!) Baylor Bears blog Our Daily Bears:


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Robert Griffin III deserves the Heisman Trophy because he was, by any measure, the most outstanding player in college football this year.

In leading Baylor to a 9-3 record and No. 12 ranking in the BCS, Griffin amassed over 4,500 total yards and 45 touchdowns, broke the NCAA single-season record for passing efficiency (192.3 for Griffin this year), and led the country in yards per pass attempt. Baylor's offense ranked No. 1 in the country according to Football Outsider's FEI, while most rankings had our defense in the 100s.

No player means more to his team or to his community than Robert Griffin, who played his best in Baylor's biggest games (particularly against OU and UT late in the season). He delivered constant excitement and led his team to heights we've never seen before. He deserves the Heisman.

Griffin's season concludes in the Alamo Bowl against the Washington Huskies.

For more on Baylor's first-ever Heisman Trophy, visit Baylor Bears blog Our Daily Bears. For more college football, stick with SB Nation's college football news hub. For more, stay tuned to our 2011 Heisman Trophy stream, and here are the year's other college football awards winners.

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