Thursday, October 2, 2008

#1 Ranked OU Poses Robert Griffin with Tough Test

-Waco, Texas-Kickoff between the Bears and Sooners is scheduled for 11:40 a.m. CDT at Floyd Casey Stadium. Saturday's game will be televised nationally on FSN.

The 18-year-old two-sport athlete known for facing hurdles will certainly have his work cut out for him on Saturday. Baylor hosts the top ranked Oklahoma Sooners. Robert Griffin doesn’t make the same mistakes that typically plaque young quarterback.

So far, Griffin has piled up a bunch of statistics. The Big 12 400-meter hurdle champion has passed for 756 yards and seven touchdowns with no interceptions this season, while rushing for 334 yards and five scores.

In a 31-28 loss to Connecticut on September 19, Griffin did everything he could passing for three TDs and rushing for another.

It will take the game of his life to pull an Oregon State and upset the number one ranked team. Griffin is hoping to catch the Sooners looking to the upcoming Red River Shoot Out against Texas.

There is history of such a thing happening. At this point in the season last year, the Sooners, who were ranked third in the nation and had defeated each opponent by at least 38 points, stumbled to a 27-24 loss to Colorado.

Jay Hicks for Prerace Jitters.

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