Yeah, I Guess Robert Griffin III’s Touchdown Run In The Alamo Bowl Was Alright (Video)
In a bowl game for the ages, a whopping 123 points were scored in a matchup between two squads where apparently playing any semblance of what used to be called “defense” was optional. In the end, the Baylor Bears found a way to score just a little more than their opponent, edging the Washington Huskies 67-56 in a mind-blowing shootout which will likely never be duplicated. It was the highest scoring game regulation bowl game history and of course, Heisman Trophy winner RG3 had a significant role in the outcome, although one could argue RG3’s teammate, running back Terrance Ganaway’s 21 rush, 200-yard performance with an incredible 5 TDs might have been the real game-changer.
But Griffin’s unbelievable 24-yard touchdown scamper late in the first quarter which ultimately put Baylor up 21-7 was truly the highlight of the evening. RG3 eluded defenders and broke tackle after tackle (at one point, three guys had him wrapped up) en route to the end zone in a stupefying display of speed, strength and agility that succinctly illustrates the remarkable talent this young man possesses. As my pal Tom Fornelli tweeted last night (in his best Larry King impersonation), “Keep your eyes peeled for this Robert Griffin kid, you guys. He has a chance to be special.” Indeed.
[Grazie for the vid, Cosby Sweaters]