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Baylor wins in record-breaking shootout

Baylor wins in record-breaking shootout

Baylor pulled out a thrilling Alamo Bowl victory in the highest-scoring bowl game in history, beating Washington 67-56 in a record-smashing shootout in college football on Thursday.
Baylor's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III was making what was likely his final college appearance before moving to the NFL.
Despite the huge score, he had an unremarkable game, throwing just one touchdown pass and running for another. But Terrance Ganaway starred ably in his place, rushing for 200 yards and five touchdowns.
The previous bowl record for a regulation game was 102 total points set in the 2001 GMAC Bowl between Marshall and East Carolina. That game went to double overtime and ended with a combined 125 points _ which still stands as the overall bowl record.
Washington quarterback Keith Price outplayed his Heisman counterpart, going 23 for 27 with 438 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for another three scores.
Griffin was 24 of 33 for 295 yards, and his only TD throw came on the game's opening drive.
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CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL
FLORIDA STATE 18, NOTRE DAME 14
In Orlando, Florida State rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat Notre Dame 18-14 in the Champs Sports Bowl.
A pair of touchdown passes by E.J. Manuel and two field goals from Dustin Hopkins was enough for FSU's fourth straight bowl win. Seminoles receiver Rashad Greene, who caught one of Manuel's touchdown passes, was named the game's MVP.
FSUs trailed 14-0 early in the third quarter before finding some momentum through the air. The Seminoles closed the gap to 14-9 with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Manuel to Bert Reed to open the fourth quarter, but failed on their 2-point conversion attempt.
They took the lead just 1:32 later after Nigel Bradham intercepted a pass inside the Notre Dame 20 to set up an 18-yard touchdown catch by Greene, making it 15-14 with just over 13 minutes to play following another failed 2-point try.
The Seminoles added their second field goal of the game a series later.


Updated : 2021-02-26 04:05 GMT+08:00