If you missed the Alamo Bowl between Baylor and Washington on Thursday night you missed one of the most exciting track meets within a football you will every see. Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III ended his 2011 season in style. All sorts of offensive records were broken. Washington and Baylor combined for nearly 1400 yards. The final score was 67-56 in one of the craziest games on record.
RGIII had a rather pedestrian game, passing for 295 yards and a TD and rushing for 55 and a TD. Baylor RB Terrance Ganaway had a monster performance, rushing for 200 yards and scoring 5 TDs. The real star was on Washington. QB Keith Price threw for 438 yards and 4 TDs in a losing effort. The defenses were abysmal. One could only imagine how good Baylor would have been this season if they had a half-way decent defense.
In the end Robert Griffin III ends the season on a high note. He led Baylor to their first bowl win since 1992. He has officially cemented himself as a legend in Baylor folklore. The question is whether he will jump to the NFL. He still has one year of eligibility left. That decision will be made in a few days. Until then congratulations to RGIII and the Baylor Bears, may they enjoy the victory. What a great ending to one of the best stories in college sports.