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Baylor Vs Northwestern State 2009

james johnContributor IJuly 9, 2009

A different take on this game we are going to look at last year’s game as and indication on what to expect from the Bears this year against Northwestern State.  Last year was the game was the first win (of many to come) for Art Briles as the Bears head coach.  It was also the first win (of many to come) for a Mr. Robert Griffin III.  I may do a recap of the Wake game later on as it will prove my points from that post but for now here is the recap and prediction for the BU vs. Northwestern State.

 

September 6th, 2008, at Floyd Casey Stadium in front of 36,000 fans, the Bears did something.  They started a trend for the rest of the season and it is going to follow them over to the 2009 season.  They scored and scored often.  There worst offensive showing was against OSU at then #8 OSU’s home field.  They only scored 6 points that day.  Well on September 6 2008 they scored 51, which would be a season high for them.  But do not down play this win for the Bears I believe it was the first glimpse at what Mr. Griffin could do.  First as I mentioned above it was the first win for both the new coach and a true freshman running the offense in only their 2nd game as Bears.  The first 5 offensive touches involved scoring for the Bears.  It looked like this:

 

Quarter

1

Started @

BU 27

8 plays

73 yrds

Passing Touchdown

Quarter

1

Started @

BU 42

4 plays

58 yrds

Rushing Touchdown

Quarter

1

Started @

BU 41

6 plays

56 yrds

Field Goal Good

Quarter

1

Started @

NSU 19

3 plays

19 yrds

Rushing Touchdown

Quarter

2

Started @

BU 38

4 plays

62 yrds

Rushing Touchdown

 

Then the first miss fire of the game which resulted in the first punt of the game because of 2 straight penalties and a sack.  Not much fault to spread just people needing to do there jobs 3 straight brain farts in Big 12 play would have been much worse.  Mr. Griffin came back with these 2 drives:

 

Quarter

3

Started @

BU 21

8 plays

79 yrds

Passing Touchdown

Quarter

3

Started @

BU 15

7 plays

85 yrds

Passing Touchdown

 

He was pulled out after that and the backup QB Kirby Freeman threw the last TD of the game to make it 51 to 6.  And that’s how the game ended.  Griffin was pulled out of the game in the 3rd Quarter and they still scored.  This is good; the backups can play well also scoring on a pass play even if it is a Northwestern State team.

 

The prediction at http://big12banter.blogspot.com/

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