WACO, TX - DECEMBER 03: Terrance Williams #2 of the Baylor Bears scores a touchdown during a game against the Texas Longhorns at Floyd Casey Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Waco, Texas. The Baylor Bears defeated the Texas Longhorns 48-24. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
Yesterday's game was obviously a big win for Baylor University, but the best day in recent Baylor football history could be today when the bowls are announced. I'm going to provide links below to all of the bowl projections I can find to try and amass information; from what I can tell, though, K-State is primed to jump into a BCS at-large bid, giving the Big XII two BCS teams (OSU and K-State) and basically assuring Baylor a spot in the Alamo Bowl. Oh but if only the Cotton would look past the allure of our neighbors to the north and realize they could have a Heisman candidate in a Big XII-SEC matchup on their field...
Robert Griffin III obviously gets a ridiculous amount of love around here (as he should, he's incredible), but I wanted to highlight once again the most underrated player, I think, in Baylor football history: Terrance Ganaway. Ganaway's day yesterday, 23 rushes for 152 yards and 2 TDs, against the best defense in the Big XII capped off a year that saw him set a new single-season Baylor rushing record and run for over 1300 yards and 16 TDs. By any account, Terrance Ganaway had the single best year for a running back in Baylor history. Terrance Ganaway.
My appreciation of Ganaway has always been colored (wrongly, I see now) by what I was told about Ganaway when he first got to Baylor: he was overweight, out of shape, lacked desire, and would be at his best a poor man's Jorvorskie Lane. Even going into this season, the people I talked to expected that Jared Salubi would become the featured back due to his quickness and Ganaway would be relegated to a specialist role in short-yardage. All he did after that was set records. An absolutely incredible year from a player we're going to miss, to be sure. A year that should be remembered and highlighted when people say "yeah, but all you had was RGIII."
First to the bowl projections:
- Bowl projections: Final day drama boosts some - College Football - Rivals.com
- Bowl projections look at LSU-Alabama, LSU-Oklahoma State ripples - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
- College Bowl Games - 2011 College Bowl Projections and Schedules - ESPN
- Complete 2011-12 Bowl Projections: What If Oklahoma State Does Jump Alabama? - SBNation.com
- I'll add more as I find them or I'll put them in the comments.
Now on to the links:
- Robert Griffin III Clarifies The Race | Heismanpundit- Read this.
- LSU is No. 1, followed by Alabama then Oklahoma State - USATODAY.com. Baylor moved up to 16th in the Coaches Poll, behind TCU at 15...
- Baylor is now 15th in the AP Poll, which could be a good indicator of where we end up in the BCS. The AP has typically had us 2-3 spots lower than the BCS rankings because the computers (thank you Sagarin and Massey) love the Big XII.
- I’ve been a Baylor Bears fan for as long as I can remember. | SportsJustice | a Chron.com blog
- QUICK HITS: Baylor 48 Texas 24 - CBSSports.com
- Griffin leads No. 19 Baylor over Texas 48-24 - Houston Chronicle
- Strickland: Sloppy play, RG3 do in Texas - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
- RG3 makes a statement in signature win - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
- Video: Robert Griffin III on Baylor's win - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
- Instant analysis: Baylor 48, Texas 24 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
- RG3 giving Heisman voters a tough task - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
- Carlton: Mistakes plague Texas quarterback McCoy | Texas Longhorns News - Sports News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW
- The Associated Press: Griffin leads No. 19 Baylor over Texas 48-24
- Baylor's Griffin shows he's a legit Heisman contender in rout over Texas | The Republic
- Texas vs. Baylor: Five questions answered
- RGIII’s Heisman stock keeps rising in win over Texas | CollegeFootballTalk
- RG3, No. 19 Baylor whip Texas - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com
- Robert Griffin carries the banner across the finish line as Baylor’s best ever - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF Blog - Yahoo! Sports
- Stiff Arm Trophy: Who is the most outstanding college football player in America?