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Baylor QB Robert Griffin III Explodes Into Heisman Picture

Though it may wind up being short lived, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III has at least temporarily thrust himself into the Heisman Trophy discussion. It is only one game, but Griffin was electric last night, doing everything on offense as he threw for over 350 yards and five touchdowns, rushed for 38 yards and even had a 15 yard reception on Baylor's final scoring drive. 

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Baylor jumped out to a 47-23 lead in the third quarter, but then the play calling became scarily conservative by Baylor in the fourth quarter. TCU's offense scored 25 consecutive points in the fourth quarter and even forced a Griffin fumble. With all the momentum working against him, Griffin led the Bears on an 11 play, 60 yard drive to set up the game winning field goal as the Bears pulled off the upset over the No. 14 ranked TCU Horned Frogs

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Talk of any legitimate Heisman candidacy is certainly premature, but last night's performance by Griffin catapulted himself into the picture. Not only did he post gaudy numbers and look electric, but he led his team to a gigantic upset win over the defending Rose Bowl champs. 

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We'll see what Griffin can do in two weeks as the Bears don't have another game until September 17 when they play host to Stephen F. Austin.

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