Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Stars Out at Baylor

-Waco, TX-Baylor fell to top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in Waco. The Bears spent most of the game digging themselves out of a 28 to 0 deficit from the first quarter. A hole that proved too big, resulting in a lopsided final score of 49-17 on Saturday.

Don't let the score fool you, Robert Griffin was a difficult opponent to the Sooners.

Freshmen quarterback and Big 12 400-meter hurdle champion Robert Griffin hit 11 of 26 for 75 yards against the Big 12’s top ranked defense. The elusive quarterback had the most success with his legs, as he rushed for a game high 102 yards on 21 carries. Both touchdowns were scored by Griffin.

Robert Griffin made some believers on Saturday. He showed incredible poise against a fast defensive front and used his legs to open the field.

"I think Robert Griffin is an excellent athlete," OU coach Bob Stoops said. "He made some nice plays, and he's going to do that against everybody."

Olympians cheer on Baylor at football game.

Baylor honored its two Olympic gold medalists Jeremy Wariner and Reggie Witherspoon during the first quarter of the football game against Oklahoma.

The Baylor 400-meter runners won gold medals as the United States won first place in the 4x400-meter relay at the Beijing Games.

Wariner ran the anchor leg for the Americans, leading the USA to a time of 2:55.09 and a new Olympic record. Witherspoon ran the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay preliminaries.

Witherspoon earned his first Olympic medal, and Wariner claimed his third career gold medal along with a silver medal in the men’s 400-meters.

Jay Hicks for Prerace Jitters.

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