The Baylor Bears may have defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders for the first time since 1995, but they lost star quarterback Robert Griffin III to a concussion. Griffin went for a slide after scrambling to make a play late in the first half when he took a late forearm from a Texas Tech defender. The hit was hard and Griffin clearly did not look right as he laid on the ground for a few moments before being taken to his sideline. Griffin did come back into the game after sitting out the one required play to score a rushing touchdown, but he did not return to the field in the second half. His status for next week or the bowl game has not been determined.
Nick Florence came into to relief Griffin and the offense did not slow down one bit. Florence went 9-for-12 with 151 yards and two passing touchdowns, and he scored one on the ground. Florence's two touchdown passes went for 46 and 40 yards to Kendall Wright and Terrance Williams, and the defense forced some timely turnovers to help Baylor get the win.
Running back Terrance Ganaway also suffered a head injury similar to Griffin's as his head hit the turf hard when he was tackled at midfield. Ganaway actually ran to the wrong sideline when he was leaving the field, but he was able to return after sitting out two series. The player of the game had to be Ganaway as he rushed for 246 yards and two touchdowns.
The Baylor defense also deserves a lot of credit as they forced four second half turnovers and even had one interception returned for a touchdown by Joe Williams.
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