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Baylor, Illinois Postgame Notes

Dec. 29, 2010

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ILLINOIS (7-6, 4-4) 38, BAYLOR (7-6, 4-4) 14
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.



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