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QUICK HITS: Baylor 48 Texas 24

Posted on: December 3, 2011 7:09 pm
Edited on: December 3, 2011 7:10 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

BAYLOR WON. Baylor took what had been a close game going into the locker room at halftime, and then completely blew the doors off of it in the second half. It was enough to make you wonder if Texas had picked up some kind of virus in College Station last week. Baylor rode a wave of Texas turnovers in the second half to outscore the Longhorns 24-3 over the final 30 minutes. Robert Griffin also got over a slow start in the first half that saw him throw his first interception of the season at home, and he finished the day with 352 total yards and 4 total touchdowns. Whether that will be enough to give him a push in the Heisman race we'll have to wait and see.  Terrance Ganaway had another big day on the ground as well, rushing for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Case McCoy finished the day with 356 yards passing and 3 touchdowns, but it was his 4 interceptions that killed the Longhorns in the second half.

HOW BAYLOR WON. With a whole lot of help from Texas. I don't think it's a coincidence that the Baylor offense didn't really get in gear until the second half when the Longhorns started giving the ball away like your grandma does candy. The Longhorns turned the ball over 6 times on Saturday, 4 of which came in the second half, and Baylor was all too willing to take advantage of them.

WHEN BAYLOR WON. Following another Texas turnover in the fourth quarter, Griffin found Terrance Williams for a 39-yard touchdown strike with 7:43 to go to make the score 48-24. Whatever hope Texas still had before that point was quickly snuffed out.

WHAT BAYLOR WON. Since Kansas State also won the chances aren't as great, but it's still possible that Baylor can get an at-large berth to a BCS bowl. I just wouldn't bet my life on it if I were you. Outside of that, it was Baylor's ninth win of the season which means that if it should win its bowl game it'll finish the season with 10 wins, a nice milestone for the program. Also, though they don't keep track of it officially, Baylor became the Texas State Champions of the Big 12 this season, finishing higher in the standings than Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech and let's not forget that win over TCU to start the season.

WHAT TEXAS LOST. This would have been a nice win for Texas for a few reasons. First, it's always nice to beat your in-state rivals in the conference, but a win also would have meant the Longhorns finished the regular season 8-4. Instead Texas has to settle for 7-5, and though that's better than last season's 5-7, it's not exactly the type of year that Texas likes to hang its hat on.
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Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 11:54 pm
 

QUICK HITS: Baylor 48 Texas 24

Remind me... what top 5 opponent did RG3 take down?  Luck beat USC (#5 in AP poll, but ineligible for BCS) ON THE ROAD and was more impressive doing it than RG3 was yesterday as Texas gave that game away.  RG3 is fantastic, but those are the facts.  



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2011 4:04 pm
 

QUICK HITS: Baylor 48 Texas 24

RGIII deserves the Heisman. Heck, if I'm Jim Irsay up in Indy, I pick RGIII with my draft pick. He's gonna cost less than Luck, and he's a better overall athlete. Not a better overall quarterback, but RGIII could learn more from Peyton. RGIII is the most exciting player in college football.



Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2011 2:19 pm
 

QUICK HITS: Baylor 48 Texas 24

RGIII deserves the Heisman, and I am going to go ahead and suggest that Baylor replaces a&m for the Thanskgiving Day game with Texas.

 




Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:02 pm
 

QUICK HITS: Baylor 48 Texas 24

There is no reason that RGIII should not win the Heisman now.  He just torched a top 10 defense for 48 points and accounted for 4 TD's total.   
He's the only Heisman candidate to take down a top 5 opponent and his stats are much better in every category than Luck.  His SOS is even much more intense than Lucks.   


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