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Robert Griffin III Leads Baylor Bears Over Longhorns

(Sports Network) – Robert Griffin III threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score, as the 25th-ranked Baylor Bears held off the Texas Longhorns, 30-22, in Big 12 action.

Griffin completed 16-of-24 passes for 219 yards and an interception for the Bears (7-2, 4-1 Big 12), who beat Texas for the first time since a 23-21 victory on November 1, 1997.

Jay Finley carried the ball 15 times for 116 yards and a touchdown. Terrance Williams and Kendall Wright each caught a TD pass for Baylor, which cracked the top-25 poll this week for the first time since September 5, 1993 (No. 24).

Garrett Gilbert connected on 22-of-39 passes for 231 yards and an interception for the Longhorns (4-4, 2-3), who have lost two in a row and four of five overall. Gilbert also carried the ball eight times for 79 yards and score.

Texas had posted at least 10 wins in each of the last nine seasons, becoming just the second team in college football history to do so. That streak has officially come to a halt with Saturday’s defeat.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.