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RG3 Named National Player of Week by Yahoo!/Rivals

RG3 has been named National Player of the Week by Yahoo!/Rivals for the second time this season.


RG3 has been named National Player of the Week by Yahoo!/Rivals for the second time this season.

Nov. 20, 2011


WACO, Texas - Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III has been named Yahoo!/Rivals National Player of the Week after leading the Bears to a 45-38 upset of No. 5 Oklahoma Saturday night at Floyd Casey Stadium.

RG3 threw for 479 yards and tallied 551 yards of total offense, breaking his own school records in both categories. His 34-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams with eight seconds remaining gave Baylor its first win over a top-5 opponent since 1985. The pass to Williams capped a five-play, 80-yard scoring drive that took just 43 seconds after the Bears started at their own 20-yard line with 51 seconds on the clock.

After the win, Baylor jumped from No. 22 to No. 18 in the BCS Standings - the best BCS standing in program history. The Bears also jumped to No. 21 in the AP Top 25 and No. 20 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll.

This marks the second time this season RG3 has been named National Player of the Week by Yahoo!/Rivals - he was previously honored after leading Baylor to a season-opening 50-48 win over then-No. 14 TCU on Sept. 2. Earlier in the day, RG3 was honored as the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week - which was also the second time this season he's earned that award.

RG3 completed 21 of 34 passes and threw four touchdowns without an interception. He also rushed 18 times for a team-high 72 yards. His 551 yards of total offense were 92 more than the previous school record, which he set in a win over Missouri on Nov. 5.

With the game tied 38-38, Griffin III completed both pass attempts for 46 yards and rushed twice for 30 yards on the Bears' game-winning drive. He was 5-of-7 for 107 passing yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter, and he added 50 rushing yards in the final period.

Baylor returns to action in the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout against Texas Tech at 6 p.m. CST Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. The game will be televised live nationally on FSN, as Baylor looks for its fifth Big 12 win for the first time and its first win over Texas Tech since 1995. 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.

For more information on RG3, visit www.bu-RG3.com, www.facebook.com/RG3forHeisman or follow @RG3forHeisman on Twitter.


 

 

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