The Monday Morning Wash

So what exactly do we know about the Baylor Bears?

The high powered Baylor offense averages 43.5 points per game. Jr QB Robert Griffin III and Sr WR Kendall Wright are one of the most explosive throwing and receiving combo's in the country.

Griffin (267-369-72.4%-36 TD's) is athletic, elusive, and can throw it all over the field. There isn't a toss that he can't make and his specialty (heads up Q Richardson) is the deep ball. Nobody tossed a deep ball better in the country this year than RG3. Griffin is also pretty mobile. He gained 644 yards and nne TD's on the ground this season.

Wright is one of the best receivers in the country (101-1572 - 13 TD's). He isn't a big receiver at 5'10" but with a 42 inch vertical leap he can go up there and get about anything that Griffin is throwing his way. Think of him as a shorter but more experienced Kasen Williams.

When Wright isn't open he has three other excellent receivers to throw to. Terrence Williams (53-895-11TD's), Tevin Reese (46-811-6 TD's), and Lamar Sampson (39-457-3 TD[s) all had an excellent season for the 9-3 Bears.

Heading into the season Baylor fans wondered who was going to carry the ball when Griffin wasn't tossing it? 240 lb Terrance Gannaway assumed the position of power running back and he led the Big 12 with a very Chris Polk like 1,347 yards and 16 touch downs.

Defensively the Bears are even more challenged than the Huskies.

Baylor has given up an average of 35.7 points per game. They give up nearly 200 yards per game on the ground (Chris Polk likes the sound of that ) and nearly 278 through the air (Keith Price is smiling) in 12 games this season.

Washington should be able to put points on the board against the Bears in what should be one of the better shoot outs of the holiday season.

Recruiting News

6'1 220 lb Ryan McDaniel from Torrance, Ca, North HS has committed to Washington. McDaniel picked UW over Oregon and Arizona State. The Huskies plan to use him as either a big back or a run stuffing linebacker. Scout has him rated as a three star.

To me McDaniel was one of the must gets in this recruiting class. Washington desperately needed size and speed at LB and McDaniel has all of that and more. McDaniel is the best looking LB UW has recruited since Sark has been here.


Awards

Sophomore quarterback Keith Price won the Guy Flaherty Award, the Washington football program's oldest and most prestigious team award, for the second straight season, while Chris Polk (Offense), Cort Dennison (Defense) and Greg Walker (Special Teams) won MVP honors at the Husky football team's postseason awards dinner.

Pac 12 Bowl Invitations

Quite a few interesting match-ups listed here that we usually don't see.

ROSE --- Oregon vs. Wisconsin.
FIESTA --- Stanford vs. Oklahoma State.
HOLIDAY --- Cal vs. Texas.
SUN --- Utah vs. Georgia Tech.
VEGAS --- Arizona State vs. Boise State
KRAFT FIGHT HUNGER --- UCLA vs. Illinois

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