#12 Baylor and Washington Put on Historic Scoring Spree
BOX SCORE: 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH FINAL
#12 Baylor 21 3 29 14 67
Washington 7 28 14 7 56
No. 12 Baylor pulled out a thrilling victory in the 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl,
beating Washington 67-56 in the highest-scoring regulation bowl game in
college football history. The teams also combined to set a bowl record for
total offense (1,377) in a game that saw five lead changes and three touchdowns
of 50 yards or longer.
In true Baylor fashion, the Bears jumped on top early. Robert Griffin III, the first
reigning Heisman Trophy winner to appear in the Valero Alamo Bowl, put the Bears
on top 21-7 late in the first quarter with a 24-yard touchdown run that dazzled the
crowd of 65,256. On the play, Griffin was in the grasp of several Husky defenders
before breaking free for the touchdown.
Not to be outdone, Washington quarterback Keith Price led the Huskies to 28
straight points in the second quarter. Baylor tacked on a 42-yard field goal as
time expired to cut the Husky lead to 35-24 at halftime. Price struck again on
the second play of the second half with an 80-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine
Kearse that put Washington on top 42-24.
Griffin and the Bears quickly responded and took control of the third quarter.
Jarred Salubi capped off a 10-play, 80-yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown
run before Terrance Ganaway got in on the scoring spree. Ganaway broke off a
record 89-yard touchdown run on the next drive and would add a pair of 1-yard
touchdown runs later in the quarter to put the Bears on top 53-49 heading into
the final quarter.
Price again took his turn to start the fourth quarter, scoring his third rushing
touchdown of the game with 9:40 to play in the game and give the Huskies a
56-53 lead. Baylor responded, however, with two more TD runs from Ganaway to
put the game away by a final margin of 67-56.
The game marked the final collegiate appearance for Griffin, who completed
24-of-33 passes for 295 yards and a touchdown, while adding a score on the
ground. It was Ganaway and Price, however, who stole the spotlight. Ganaway
rushed for 200 yards and a Valero Alamo Bowl-record five touchdowns on his
way to being named Offensive MVP.
Price finished the game by passing for Valero Alamo Bowl records of 438 yards
and four touchdowns. With his three scores on the ground, he also set a new NCAA
Bowl Record by accounting for seven touchdowns in the game.
Robert Griffin III, the first
reigning Heisman Trophy winner
to appear in the Alamo Bowl,
leads Baylor past Washington in a
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