The first quarter belonged to Baylor and Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III but the second quarter belonged to Washington and quarterback Keith Price. The Huskies came storming back in the second quarter scoring 28 unanswered points to take a 35-24 lead into the half.
Down 21-7 in the game, Washington and Keith Price weren't going to go away quietly. On their first possession of the second half, the Huskies marched 73 yards in 11 plays to cut the Baylor lead to 21-14. Washington scored when Price connected with James Johnson for a 12 yard touchdown pass.
After a Baylor punt, Washington went on another long drive that resulted in a one yard touchdown pass from Price to Devin Aguilar that tied the game at 21-21. The Huskies were unable to pressure Griffin III much in the first quarter but finally started to get to him in the second. Washington's Andrew Hudson caused the game's first turnover when he sacked Griffin III and forced a fumble that was recovered by John Timu.
With the hot hand, Price led the Huskies on yet another scoring drive capped off by the quarterback's fourth touchdown of the first half for a 28-21 lead. Griffin then led Baylor past midfield but was stopped on fourth down by the Washington defense. The Huskies needed exactly one play to score when running back Chris Polk took a hand off from Price and sprinted 56 yards to the end zone and a 35-21 lead. Baylor finally broke the Huskies scoring streak with a 42 yard field goal from Aaron Jones to end the half.
The two teams combined for over 600 yards of offense in the first half. Robert Griffin III amassed 192 yards passing and 46 yards rushing in the first half with two total touchdowns. Keith Price threw for 179 yards and ran for 27 while scoring four of Washington's five touchdowns.