Alamo Bowl 2011: Baylor Wins Thrilling Shootout Over Washington, 67-56

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Alamo Bowl 2011: Baylor Wins Thrilling Shootout Over Washington, 67-56

Remember the Alamo. Bowl.

123 total points, 1397 yards and 17 touchdowns later, the Baylor Bears beat the Washington Huskies 67-56 in a game where defense did not exist.

Washington entered the second half with a 34-24 lead, but Baylor's offense exploded for 45 points in the third and fourth quarters. Baylor running back Terrance Ganaway rushed for 200 yards on 21 attempts with 5 touchdowns. The Bears had three players with over 100 rushing yards.

Huskies quarterback Keith Price arguably out-played Robert Griffin III. Price was responsible for seven of the Huskies' eight touchdowns. He passed for four and rushed for three. Jermaine Kearse hauled in one of Price's touchdown passes — in his final collegiate game, Kearse caught five passes for 198 yards. Running back Chris Polk also had a quiet 147 rushing yards on 30 carries.

Baylor secured the game after the Huskies failed to convert on a 4th-and-8 situation at Baylor's 39-yard line with under five minutes to go.

To discuss the Alamo Bowl with Washington fans, head to UW Dawg Pound. To discuss the game with Baylor fans, check out Our Daily Bears

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Alamo Bowl 2011: Baylor Leads Washington 53-49 After 3rd Quarter

Touchdown after touchdown after touchdown. In the third quarter, the Baylor Bear and Washington Huskies scored six touchdowns a piece, with Baylor scoring four of them.

One minute into the second half, Keith Price connected with Jermaine Kearse for an 80-yard touchdown. Baylor then answered with two touchdowns including an 89-yard touchdown run by Terrance Ganaway.

Midway through the third quarter, Price completed a 13-yard pass to Devine Aguilar to finish off a two play 73-yard drive. Baylor again answered with two touchdowns of their own.

After three quarters of play, there has been 102 points scored and 1154 yards gained. Washington's defense has allowed 648 total yards. The school record for yards allowed was 729 yards allowed in a 2003 game against California. Key defensive stops will be the deciding factor in the fourth quarter.

To discuss the Alamo Bowl with Washington fans, head to UW Dawg Pound. To discuss the game with Baylor fans, check out Our Daily Bears.

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VIDEO: Robert Griffin III Alamo Bowl 1st Quarter Touchdown Run

At the end of the first quarter, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III showed people why he was chosen to be the 2011 Heisman trophy winner. After nearly being sacked in the backfield, RG3 broke out for a 24-yard touchdown run evading several Husky defenders in the process. This touchdown gave Baylor a 21-7 lead in the first quarter.

Griffin had 46 rushing yards in the first half. It was Griffin's tenth touchdown run on the season.

To discuss the Alamo Bowl with Washington fans, head to UW Dawg Pound. To discuss the game with Baylor fans, check out Our Daily Bears.

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Alamo Bowl Score Update: Washington Leads Baylor 35-24 At The Half

Washington's offense came alive in the second quarter of the 2011 Alamo Bowl. Huskies quarterback Keith Price is 12-for-18 with 179 passing yards and two passing touchdowns; he's also rushed for 27 yards and two touchdowns. Robert Griffin III isn't doing too bad either. The Heisman winner is 18-for-24 with 192 yards and a touchdown; Griffin has also rushed for 46 yards and a touchdown on 12 yards.

Chris Polk ended the second half with an electrifying 56-yard touchdown after Baylor failed to convert on a 4th-and-9 situation at Washington's 44 yard line.

The often criticized Nick Holt led defense held Baylor to a field goal in the second quarter. The Bears punted on their first drive, fumbled on their second drive, turned the ball over on downs in their third drive and converted on a 42-yard field goal.

To discuss the Alamo Bowl with Washington fans, head to UW Dawg Pound. To discuss the game with Baylor fans, check out Our Daily Bears.

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Washington Vs. Baylor Score Update: Bears Lead 21-7 After 1st Quarter

The Baylor Bears and the Washington Huskies are well on their way to a shootout in the Alamo Bowl. In Baylor's first drive, the Bears drove 85 yards in 13 plays, culminating in a 11-yard strike from Robert Griffin III to Kendall Wright. The Bears converted on a critical 4th-and-1 at Washington's 14 yard line to keep their drive alive.

Washington answered right back driving 68 yards in seven plays. Keith Price was a perfect 2-for-2 including a 42-yard pass to senior wide receiver Devin Aguilar. Four Chris Polk runs brought the Huskies to Baylor's five-yard line, setting up a Keith Price 5-yard touchdown scramble.

The Huskies have shown an inability to stop Griffin and the Baylor offense so far. In their second drive, Baylor drove 68 yards in five plays. In their second fourth down attempt, Baylor's Jarred Salubi broke out for a 36 yard touchdown run.

Washington had another three-and-out, and Baylor drove 82 yards in 12 plays. Griffin broke several tackles en route to a 24-yard touchdown run. Baylor is currently 3-for-3 on 4th down conversions.

To discuss the Alamo Bowl with Washington fans, head to UW Dawg Pound. To discuss the game with Baylor fans, check out Our Daily Bears.

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2011 Alamo Bowl: Robert Griffin III Playing Final College Game?

The Baylor Bears have a big contest upcoming against the Washington Huskies, and are trying to finish off one of the best seasons in program history. Whether they can further build upon that to make a big-time run in 2011 will ultimately depend on whether Robert Griffin III decides to return for his senior season. Right now he might be leaning toward the 2012 NFL Draft.

Said on 12/22 things could change and they have- hearing Robert Griffin III had a change of heart and leaning towards entering the draft.
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Griffin has had a season for the ages for Baylor, and his draft stock might not be much higher. RGIII has been interested in finishing his degree and maybe even making an Olympic run, but it's starting to look as is both of those will take a backseat to getting to the pros and trying to lead a football team. Given the success of Cam Newton at Auburn, it makes sense for Griffin to try and get into the draft and be the next potential player in that mold--a dynamic playmaker who can dominate from the quarterback position. .

To discuss the Alamo Bowl with Washington fans, head to UW Dawg Pound. To discuss the game with Baylor fans, check out Our Daily Bears.

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Alamo Bowl 2011: Start Time, TV Schedule, Radio Coverage And More

The Washington Huskies prepare for a formidable test against the Baylor Bears and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. UW football has been inconsistent to end the season, and are looking for a signature victory to finish the year, but they'll have their hands full in San Antonio in what amounts to a virtual road contest. Steve Sarkisian led Washington to a bowl victory last year, but it's going to be a tough task to keep up with the high-powered Baylor attack.

Start Time: Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. PT, 8 p.m. local time from the Alamo Dome.

TV Coverage: ESPN will broadcast the game live. Dave Pasch will handle the play-by-play duties and Chris Spielman is your analyst, with Quint Kessenich roaming the sidelines.

Local Radio: The UW IMG sports network will have this game throughout the state of Washington, with 950 KJR AM broadcasting the game in Seattle.

National Radio: ESPN Radio will have the game, with Carter Blackburn and Brock Huard calling the action. Eamon McAnaney will report from the field.

Team Sites: UW Dawg Pound (Washington) and Our Daily Bears (Baylor)

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Alamo Bowl Injury News: Kevin Smith Doubtful With Sprained Knee

Washington Huskies wide receiver and kick returner Kevin Smith is doubtful for Thursday's matchup as announced by head coach Steve Sarkisian in Wednesday's press conference.

Sarkisian also included these other injury tidbits in the presser:

Sarkisian also said that safety Will Shamburger remains doubtful to play with a stinger but that Justin Glenn has gotten healthy and would fill in the depth at free safety, with Nate Fellner expected to get the start. (Via: Seattle Times)

For the Huskies, the most important injury news has to do with quarterback Keith Price. Price will have fresh legs and knees for the Alamo Bowl according to Sarkisian:

Well, probably the best he's been since the beginning of the season, since the initial ‑‑ when he injured his first knee there early in the season there, I think it just ‑‑ from a movement standpoint he feels good, and I think from a movement standpoint it makes him psychologically feel good, too. (Via: Tacoma News Tribune)

To discuss the matchup with Husky fans, head to UW Dawg Pound. To discuss the game with Baylor fans, go to Our Daily Bears.

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Huskies Play With Dolphins At SeaWorld

A handful of members from the Washington Huskies football team made it out to SeaWorld to play with some dolphins Monday afternoon:

I watched as six Huskies --- Jermaine Kearse, Devin Aguilar, Cort Dennison, Kiel Rasp, Will Mahan and Brendan Lopez --- donned wet suits and jumped in the water to spend some time with a few Beluga whales.

Senio Kelemete and Alameda Ta'amu,meanwhile, participated in a situp contest against a walrus. And a few other players (only seniors were invited) rode one of the new roller coasters. (Via: Bob Condotta/Seattle Times)

One of the perks of participating in a bowl game is all the extra fun on the side for the players and coaches leading up to the game. Coach Sark's blog snapped some humorous pictures of the team's time at SeaWorld. Here's one of them featuring Senio Kelemete, Alameda Ta'aamu, and a walrus doing a situp:

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(Via: CoachSark.com)

To discuss the matchup with Husky fans, head to UW Dawg Pound. To discuss the game with Baylor fans, go to Our Daily Bears.

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Alamo Bowl 2011: Huskies Will Play In Front Of A Full House

The Washington Huskies are spending the Christmas weekend in San Antonio as they prepare to face off against the Baylor Bears in the 2011 Alamo Bowl on December 29. According to Jerry Briggs of the San Antonio Express-News, playing a game against a newly-crowned Heisman Trophy winner may have numerous perks.

Only a few tickets remain for the game -- tickets that are for a partially obstructed view -- with just under a week until kickoff. The reason that's notable? Simple: the Alamo Bowl holds 65,000 people. The Huskies will be taking on Baylor's quarterback, Robert Griffin III, who was just named the 2011 Heisman winner. Both the national crowd watching at home and the live attendees will be paying rapt attention, eager to see RG3 strut his stuff.

The Huskies have an excellent opportunity to make everyone watching stand up and take notice of Washington football. You can certain the team is well aware that this is their national stage and that they intend to make the most of it. They should know that a crowd like this isn't common at the Alamo Bowl; of the 19 years the Alamo Bowl has been played, only eight of those games featured crowds of more than 64,000 fans. The attendance record for the game was in 2007 when 66,166 people watched Penn State beat Texas A&M, 24-17.

To discuss the matchup with Husky fans, head to UW Dawg Pound. To discuss the game with Baylor fans, go to Our Daily Bears. The full bowl pairings can be located right here.

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Alamo Bowl 2011: Baylor Fans Have Caught Alamo Fever

The Washington Huskies are getting ready to face off against the Baylor Bears in this year's Alamo Bowl on December 29. According to Joshua Skurnik of KCENTV, the Baylor fans have caught BCS fever in the wake of their 2011 team and newly-minted Heisman quarterback.

Baylor fans are snatching up any Alamo Bowl merchandise they can get their hands on. Skurnik attributes this passion to the fact that 2011 marks the first time in almost 20 years that the Bears have visited back-to-back bowl games. The hype also has a great deal to do with Robert Griffin III, who was recently named this year's Heisman Trophy winner. The Baylor faithful certainly have a lot to be proud of in 2011.

Washington fans, for their part, will be hoping to stun those Baylor throngs and pick up their own bragging rights. Namely, besting the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and his team.

To discuss the matchup with Husky fans, head to UW Dawg Pound. To discuss the game with Baylor fans, go to Our Daily Bears. The full bowl pairings can be located right here.

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Alamo Bowl 2011: Washington & Baylor's Bowl Gifts Announced

SWAG. Stuff We All Get. As a player for a college football program that gets invited to partake in the myriad of Bowls across the nation, the experience is more than enough. But the SWAG doesn't hurt, though.

I have a personal appreciation for the aforementioned SWAG - as a college freshman at the University of Washington, my 'cluster-mate' in the dorms, a sophomore UW Football player, was the proud recipient of a Microsoft Xbox - part of the SWAG for playing with the Dawgs in the 2001 Rose Bowl against Purdue. We (all ten of my cluster-mates - UW had clusters of dorm rooms) got many hours of fun out of that Xbox so as I said, the extra little goodies you get for being a part of the Bowl system doesn't hurt one bit.

Now, the Rose Bowl is the big time. We all know that. The Alamo Bowl is pretty big-time as well, and the SWAG UW players are going to receive shows that.

The Valero Alamo Bowl Gifts for 2011 include a $400 Best Buy gift card, a Fossil watch, a Schutt mini-helmet, and a panoramic team photo.

Not shabby. 

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Alamo Bowl 2011: Underdog Huskies Looking Forward To Playing Baylor

The Washington Huskies will be facing the Baylor Bears in the 2011 Alamo Bowl. Although the Huskies appear to be huge underdogs on paper, they are looking forward to the challenge.

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