What can't Robert Griffin III do? The Baylor quarterback stoking excitement for the 2011 Alamo Bowl, typically not one of bowl season's hottest tickets, to a level that the bowl has only rarely seen in its 18-year existence.
Sales are "very steady, and we’re trying to find more and more seats," bowl spokesman Rick Hill said. "We just put some more obstructed view seats for sale in the system. We’re training toward a capacity crowd at kickoff."
The capacity crowd would be 65,000 fans strong, and the Alamo Bowl has only had seven games with 65K-plus on hand in its history. Of those games, all but one featured a Texas team, and four of them featured either Texas or Texas A&M.
Baylor has played in the Alamo Bowl before, in 1994, but drew the fewest fans in the bowl's history, with just 44,106 coming out to see the Bears fall to Washington State.