Posted by Tom Fornelli
BAYLOR WON. Rather easily at that. Robert Griffin continued to set the world on fire with another insane performance, completing 28/32 passes for 332 yards and 5 touchdowns while rushing for 51 yards and another score. Those 5 touchdown passes? All five went to different receivers. In other words, Griffin hasn't exactly slowed down since the entire country got a look at him in the season opener against TCU. Both Kendall Wright (10 receptions, 111 yards, 1 touchdown) and Tevin Reese (7 receptions, 101 yards, 1 touchdown) were his favorite targets on the night.
WHY BAYLOR WON. While the Rice offense has proven that it's capable of putting up yards and points, it just doesn't have the talent to match Griffin and company. The Bears had 655 yards of total offense in the game, and that was after they called off the dogs in the fourth quarter, removing most of the starters. Still, Baylor has to be somewhat concerned about the fact it gave up 35 points and 416 yards to Rice. Sure, Rice's offense is more than capable of such a performance, but I'd really like to see Baylor put an opponent away if it's going to have any real shot of finishing near the top of the Big 12.
WHEN BAYLOR WON. I'd say this game was just about over when Terence Ganaway's 4-yard touchdown early in the second quarter made it 28-0, but it was probably earlier than that.
WHAT BAYLOR WON. A non-conference game that doesn't mean much in the scheme of things, but at the very least Baylor earned the right to continue hyping Griffin as a Heisman candidate.
WHAT RICE LOST. A game that it was supposed to, nothing more, nothing less.
THAT WAS CRAZY. So far this season Robert Griffin has thrown 13 touchdown passes. Which puts him on pace to finish the season with 56 touchdowns should the Bears reach a bowl game. What's truly insane about that number, though, is that Griffin has completed 70 of his 82 pass attempts on the season. That means Griffin has thrown more touchdowns than incompletions in 2011. Statistically he's more likely to throw a touchdown than he is an incompletion!