Boxscore
Baylor 56, Rice 31
Saturday, September 24, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Floyd Casey Stadium
Attendance - 40088

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Rice 0 17 7 7 31
Baylor 21 14 21 0 56

Recap


Robert Griffin III threw five touchdown passes and ran for another as No. 19 Baylor overwhelmed visiting Rice 56-31 on Saturday night in Waco, Texas.

Griffin, who entered the game as the nation’s leader in passing efficiency and a Heisman Trophy candidate, has 13 touchdowns and only 12 incompletions this season, and has thrown 143 straight passes without an interception. He finished 28-of-32 for 332 yards.

Baylor (3-0) pounced on the Owls from the beginning, scoring three touchdowns in the first 10 minutes. The last of which was a 17-yard strike on a quick slant from Griffin to Kendall Wright to put the Bears up 21-0 en route to their sixth straight win over the Owls.

That score was Wright’s 20th receiving touchdown of his career, making him Baylor’s all-time leader.

Rice (1-2) closed the gap to 35-17 at halftime and was threatening to score early in the third quarter when quarterback Taylor McHargue tried to hit Vance McDonald on a comeback route. McDonald tipped the ball up in the air and it fell in the hands of Baylor’s Ahmad Dixon, who returned it 55 yards for a touchdown to give the Bears a 42-17 lead.

Baylor is off to its best start since 2005 and opens Big 12 Conference play at Kansas State next week.

Rice has lost 25 straight games against Big 12 opponents.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:26
Baylor   TD  Baylor 7 - Rice 0
1st Quarter - 6:15
Baylor   TD  Baylor 14 - Rice 0
1st Quarter - 5:34
Baylor   TD  Baylor 21 - Rice 0
2nd Quarter - 14:56
Baylor   TD  Baylor 28 - Rice 0
2nd Quarter - 12:57
Rice   TD  Baylor 28 - Rice 7
2nd Quarter - 10:52
Baylor   TD  Baylor 35 - Rice 7
2nd Quarter - 7:25
Rice   FG  Baylor 35 - Rice 10
2nd Quarter - 4:46
Rice   TD  Baylor 35 - Rice 17
3rd Quarter - 10:30
Baylor   TD  Baylor 42 - Rice 17
3rd Quarter - 6:00
Baylor   TD  Baylor 49 - Rice 17
3rd Quarter - 3:11
Rice   TD  Baylor 49 - Rice 24
3rd Quarter - 0:54
Baylor   TD  Baylor 56 - Rice 24
4th Quarter - 6:10
Rice   TD  Baylor 56 - Rice 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Rice Baylor
W/L 1 - 2 - 0 3 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Rice Baylor
Score 31 56
First Downs 24 33
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-19
47%
5-for-10
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-3
33%
Total Yards 416 673
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 38-156 50-306
Average/Rush 4.1 6.1
Passing
Comp-Att 23-39 31-35
Passing Yards 260 367
Average/Pass Play 6.3 10.5
Penalties-Yards 9-75 6-73
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 4-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 30:33 29:27

PLAYER STATS

Rice (1 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. McHargue 23/38 260 3 1
T. Petersen 0/1 0 0 0
Baylor (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Griffin III 29/33 338 5 0
B. Petty 2/2 29 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Petersen 7 51 7.3 0
T. McHargue 14 44 3.1 0
S. McGuffie 9 24 2.7 0
T. Smith 3 23 7.7 0
J. Eddington 4 14 3.5 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Ganaway 18 89 4.9 1
G. Martin 5 83 16.6 0
R. Griffin III 6 51 8.5 1
J. Salubi 8 48 6.0 0
I. Williams 8 25 3.1 0
B. Petty 3 12 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
V. McDonald 6 59 9.8 2
L. Willson 5 52 10.4 0
R. Kitchens 1 42 42.0 0
A. Gautreaux 2 33 16.5 1
T. Cook 1 19 19.0 0
D. Moore 2 17 8.5 0
T. Smith 2 14 7.0 0
T. Petersen 1 12 12.0 0
M. Hull 1 10 10.0 0
S. McGuffie 2 2 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Wright 11 108 9.8 1
T. Reese 7 106 15.1 1
L. Sampson 3 31 10.3 1
L. Norwood 1 25 25.0 0
T. Williams 2 25 12.5 1
D. Jones 1 21 21.0 0
J. Najvar 2 18 9.0 0
T. Ganaway 2 15 7.5 1
J. Salubi 0 9 0.0 0
J. Monk 1 5 5.0 0
C. Fuller 1 4 4.0 0
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