Sept. 4, 2011
NEW HAVEN, Conn. –The Walter Camp Football Foundation named Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III its Bowl Championship Subdivision National Offensive Player of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN, on Sunday.
RG3 threw a career-high five touchdowns to lead the Bears to a 50-48 win over No. 14 TCU in a nationally televised game on Friday at Floyd Casey Stadium. Griffin III completed 21 of 27 passes for 359 yards, rushed 10 times for 38 yards and also caught a 15-yard pass on third-and-10 to extend the game-winning drive.
Griffin III’s touchdown passes went for 35, 28, 14, 64 and 42 yards, respectively. He also completed passes for 21 and 36 yards, giving him six completions of 20 or more yards in the game. RG3 accounted for 50 of the Bears’ 60 yards on the drive that ended with Aaron Jones’ 37-yard game-winning field goal.
RG3 engineered seven scoring drives that used less than three minutes and took eight or fewer plays. The Bears’ final drive of the day covered 60 yards on 11 plays in three minutes and 23 seconds and ended with the Bears taking a 50-48 lead on Jones’ field goal with 1:04 remaining in the game.
The win was Baylor’s first over a top-15 opponent since knocking off 12th-ranked Colorado on Sept. 14, 1991. Baylor’s 50 points scored were its most ever against a ranked opponent and the most allowed by the TCU defense since 2005.
The Walter Camp Player of the Week Award is in its eighth season honoring the top offensive and defensive players in the Bowl Championship Subdivision each week. Michigan’s Brandon Herron was named this week’s National Defensive Player of the Week.
RG3 is on watch lists for the Maxwell, Manning, Davey O’Brien and Walter Camp awards and he’s an Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominee. For more on Griffin III, visit www.BU-RG3.com.
Baylor returns to action Sept. 17 when it hosts Stephen F. Austin at Floyd Casey Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at www.mygreenandgold.com/football/, by calling 254-710-1000 or at the Baylor Athletic Ticket Office at the Ferrell Center.