In the News - Alamo Bowl News
A thrilling, back-and-forth, record-shattering Alamo Bowl had barely ended when Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III already started hearing the chants.
Catch ESPN's highlights of the 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl. Baylor's football, men's basketball, and women's basketball teams are undefeated since November 1.
After 59 combined first downs, a bowl-record 1,397 yards and 123 points, most of the capacity crowd of 65,256 was exhausted by all of the offensive fireworks.
Griffin and the Bears ripped through the bowl record book with an offensive performance for the ages in a wild 67-56 victory over Washington that still had the national pundits buzzing most of the following day.
Overnight television ratings indicate that Thursday's Valero Alamo Bowl will likely end up among the top five most-watched games in the 19-year history of the bowl.
The president of Baylor Universtiy says he is optimistic that a new on-campus football stadium will be built on the banks of the Brazos River in Waco, and that the Bears could be playing in it by 2014.
In a five-game winning streak heading into the postseason showdown, the Bears (9-3) have averaged 46.4 points and 587 total yards out of their spread offense, totaling 31 touchdowns against only 16 punts.
Life has changed drastically for Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III since he won the Heisman Trophy a few weeks ago.
Based on the demand for tickets, temporary seating and partially obstructed lower level seating options have now been added for the 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl featuring the University of Washington and Baylor University.
Dec. 13, 2011
With Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III set to play in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29, ticket sales have spiked with potential to sell out all 66,000 Alamodome seats, according to KENS 5. (Video Link Included.)
Baylor made history in 2010, qualifying for a bowl game for the first time since 1994. Quarterback Robert Griffin III said the Bears were coming back for dessert in 2011, and Baylor's pretty clearly dug into some delicious sweets all season.
With USC ineligible for the postseason, the Pac-12 also-rans get bumped up the pecking order to better bowls ... against stiffer competition.
The Washington Huskies and the Baylor Bears are headed to San Antonio on curious trajectories. UW had a great start to their season, only to see it go all up in smoke down the stretch--thanks to good fortune among the top Pac-12 teams (and sanctions for another), they end up in the Alamo, the best of the non-conference matchups overall.
Suites at the Alamodome have sold out for the Valero Alamo Bowl, an official said Tuesday.
In the 24 hours after Washington's date with Baylor in the Alamo Bowl was announced, the odds only got better that the Huskies might face a Heisman Trophy winner.
Baylor accepted an invitation to face Washington in the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio at 8 p.m. central on Dec. 29 on ESPN.