Alamo Bowl 2011: Key Matchups for Washington vs. Baylor

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Alamo Bowl 2011: Key Matchups for Washington vs. Baylor
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Robert Griffin III has had a season to remember. The junior QB led the Baylor Bears to a 9-3 record, including victories over Oklahoma and Texas. He put up the kind of numbers generally seen only when playing NCAA 2012 on PS3: 3,998 yards, 36 touchdowns and an FBS-leading 192.32 passer efficiency rating. He also ran for nine more scores.

Griffin is as dynamic a playmaker as there is in college football this season. If the Bears had perhaps gone 11-1, he would undeniably be the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy. While he will certainly garner an invite to New York, Griffin is likely to lose out on the award to Alabama's Trent Richardson or Stanford's Andrew Luck. 

After he returns from the Big Apple, Griffin will have a new challenge: leading his team against the upstart Washington Huskies in the Alamo Bowl. The recent history for Washington has been nothing short of inspiring. The Huskies will be playing in their second consecutive bowl game after being only three years removed from an 0-12 season. They will be looking to notch their eighth win for the first time since 2001.

The Huskies are led by sophomore QB Keith Price and junior RB Chris Polk. Will the Huskies have the firepower to match the explosive Baylor offense? Can the Baylor defense overcome its 114th overall ranking? Let's take a look at some of the key matchups that will help determine which team will remember the Alamo and which team would rather forget it. 

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