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I will say this though; Robert Griffin is very good and will lead the bears to greater things in the future. I’m not predicting a Big 12 Championship for them or anything but it appears that if Art Briles can get
Quarterbacks – I think we are getting very spoiled to how good Sam Bradford truly is. Against Baylor he completed 74% of his passes for 372 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception. It’s the pick that will keep
Bradfordfrom a perfect score but we really can’t scoff that much at all about his performance.
Running Backs – DeMarco Murray, Mossis Madu and Chris Brown combined for a total of 198 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. When you add Matt Clap’s 7 yards, Ryan Broyles 8 and Sam Bradford’s 4 we have a combined 217 rushing yards. Most would say that isn’t a bad days work but none of
’s main backs broke the necessary four yards per carry barrier. Oklahoma
Receivers/Ends – Whenever your quarterback has a big day so will the receivers. Jermaine Gresham was remarkably absent with just 2 catches for 22 yards but Manny Johnson and Juaquin Iglesias more than made up for it. Johnson caught 5 passes for 92 yards and a score while Iglesias had 6 receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown.
Offensive Line –
’s offensive line paved the way for almost 600 yards of offense and didn’t give up a sack. Oklahoma
Defensive Line – Robert Griffin did run for over 100 yards against the Sooners but that was just about all the offense for Baylor. As a group they didn’t register a lot of tackles (Adrian Taylor led the way for the group with 3 tackles) but they did plug the middle forcing plays outside for the linebackers to clean up.
Linebackers – Keenan Clayton was the Co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week but he wasn’t the only
linebacker with a big game. Both Clayton and Ryan Reynolds registered 14 tackles each including a combined 4 tackles for loss with a sack and forced fumble by Clayton. Travis Lewis added another 8 tackles for the linebackers. Oklahoma
Secondary – The most telling stat of the day was 75 net passing yards for Baylor. The Bears attempted 26 passes which results in an average of just 2.9 yards per attempt. The defensive backs did an excellent job of maintaining their coverage while
scrambled which didn’t result in the open receivers he was used to. Griffin
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