Dec. 29, 2010
ILLINOIS (7-6, 4-4) 38, BAYLOR (7-6, 4-4) 14
2010 TEXAS BOWL RELIANT STADIUM HOUSTON, TEXAS
DEC. 29, 2010 ATTENDANCE: 68,211
The 2010 Texas Bowl marked Baylor's first bowl appearance in the Big 12 era (last appearance -- 1994 Alamo Bowl).
The 2010 Texas Bowl marked Baylor's seventh consecutive December bowl game.
The Baylor-Illinois series is now tied, 1-1.
Baylor is 8-9 in 17 bowl appearances.
Baylor is 3-5 all-time in bowl games in the state of Texas, including a 2-2 mark in Houston (all in Bluebonnet Bowl).
Baylor is 17-13 all-time in the month of December and played its first December game since the 1994 Alamo Bowl.
Baylor is 34-29-2 all-time in Houston, including a 2-2 mark in bowl games.
Head Coach Art Briles is 0-4 in four bowl appearances as head coach.
Baylor is 2-10-1 all-time against current members of the Big Ten Conference and has lost six straight.
Baylor played 13 games in a season for the first time in program history.
Baylor was held scoreless in the first half of a bowl game for the fifth time in school history.
Baylor scored its first touchdown in a bowl game since the third quarter of the 1992 John Hancock Bowl (Dec. 31, 1992, in El Paso) -- a 69-yard TD pass from J.J. Joe to Melvin Bonner.
Baylor established a new bowl game school record with 313 passing yards.
Baylor tied Texas Bowl records for pass completions (31) and most first downs passing (16).
Sophomore QB Robert Griffin III set Baylor's career passing record, breaking the previous mark held by J.J. Joe. Griffin III now has 6,073 career passing yards in 28 career games.
Senior TB Jay Finley set Baylor's single-season rushing record, breaking the previous mark held by Walter Abercombie. Finley finished the 2010 season with 1,218 rushing yards.
Junior RB Terrance Ganaway is the first player to play in the Texas Bowl twice (played in the 2007 Texas Bowl with the University of Houston).
Finley finished his career ranked third in Baylor history with 2,660 career rushing yards and 10th with 150 career points scored.
Griffin III established new Baylor bowl game records for completions (30), attempts (41) and passing yards (306).
Griffin III's 30 pass completions are tied for a Texas Bowl record.
Griffin III is the first Baylor QB to throw for 300+ yards in a bowl game (previous high was 255 set by Don Trull, 1963 Bluebonnet Bowl).
Griffin III posted his fourth career 300-yard passing game.
Griffin III increased his single-season school passing record to 3,501 yards.
Griffin III ranks 13th all-time at Baylor with 1,555 career rushing yards.
Junior IR Kendall Wright has a catch in each game of his career (37 games).
Wright established new Baylor records for single-season receptions (78) and career receptions (194).
Wright established both a Baylor bowl game and a Texas Bowl record with a career-high 12 receptions.
Wright ranks third all-time in school history with 2,331 career receiving yards.
Wright ranks third on Baylor's single-season list with 952 receiving yards.
Wright ranks fourth on Baylor's single-season list with 16 receiving TDs.
Wright is the first Baylor player to catch 12 or more passes in a game since Dominique Zeigler (12) vs. Texas A&M in 2004.
Wright's 12 receptions tied a single-game school record
Senior TE Brad Taylor tied a career high with five receptions and established a career high with 81 receiving yards.
Senior DE Phil Taylor established a career high with 10 tackles.
Sophomore DE Gary Masson Jr. established a career high with 3.0 tackles for loss.