Robert Griffin III really had no other way to answer the question posed to him Wednesday: Could his Baylor Bears pull off the upset against undefeated, No. 1-ranked Kansas State?
“Can the Bears pull off the upset? I mean yes. I mean of course,” Griffin said. “They are the Baylor Bears so of course they can pull off the upset.”
Baylor didn’t just pull off the upset, it crushed Kansas State 52-24. Combined with Stanford knocking off No. 2 Oregon in overtime, it threw the BCS title game picture into a tizzy.
The Washington Redskins rookie quarterback wasted little time reminding reporters of his old team’s win Sunday after his new team beat the Philadelphia Eagles.
“The Baylor Bears won yesterday, just in case you guys were wondering,” Griffin said.
The Bears entered the game 4-5 and 1-5 in the Big 12; they were almost two-touchdown underdogs.
With nine NFL games’ worth of experience in the books, Griffin still isn’t far removed from his Heisman Trophy-winning senior season at Baylor. The connections aren’t far gone, and that includes quarterback Nick Florence.
“I talk to all those guys. I’m proud that Nick has his chance to have his year as a quarterback,” Griffin said. “It’s a lot of hours. He was there just as long as I was. It’s good to see that.”
Florence threw for two touchdowns and two interceptions, but it was the running game that shredded the Wildcats. Baylor got 342 yards on the ground, including a game-high 185 from Lache Seastrunk.
Baylor has two more chances to become bowl-eligible, vs. Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.