The NFL Pro Bowl thinks the defense in the Alamo Bowl was lacking. Baylor and Washington combined for 123 points and a FBS bowl record 1,397 combined yards in regulation time, as both offenses moved down the field like a Bowie knife through butter. Baylor led 21-7 early. That disappeared as Washington scored 28 straight in the second quarter. Then, Washington had a 42-24 lead in the third quarter, but Baylor charged back to take a 53-49 lead. It looked like it was going to come down to a last team with the ball scenario, but with just over 3 minutes left, Washington failed on a 4th down trailing 60-56, then Baylor running back Terence Ganaway put it away with his fifth (!!) touchdown of the game for the 67-56 final.
Robert Griffin III finished by completing nearly 75% of his passes for nearly 9 yards a pass. However, if possible in a game where the Heisman winner put up 67 points, he was overshadowed by the sheer number of big running plays from Baylor, and Keith Price’s performance against his own porous defense. Washington QB Keith Price threw for 438 yards and accounted for 7 touchdowns (4 passing and 3 rushing). Baylor had three backs rush for 100+ yards, with Terence Ganaway going for 200 yards and 5 touchdowns.
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