Bears quarterback aids Heisman case

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WACO, Texas — Robert Griffin III ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more to lead No. 19 Baylor to a 48-24 win over Texas, capping the Bear’s best regular season in 25 years and perhaps doing enough to persuade Heisman Trophy voters he’s the best player in college football.

Baylor’s defense, ranked among the worst in the nation, gave up a 14-0 lead but also forced six turnovers, three of them setting up Baylor touchdowns.

Baylor fans will now wonder if Griffin has played his last home game for the Bears (9-3, 6-3 Big 12). Griffin, a fourth-year junior who has already graduated, must decide if he will leave for the NFL.

NO. 16 KANSAS STATE 30,  IOWA STATE 23

In Manhattan, Kan., John Hubert ran for 120 yards and the go-ahead touchdown, and Kansas State knocked off Iowa State.

Collin Klein ran for a touchdown and threw for another, and Anthony Cantele was perfect on three field-goal attempts, allowing the Wildcats (10-2, 7-2) to reach 10 wins for the first time since 2003, when they knocked off Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game.

NO. 18 TEXAS CHRISTIAN 56, NEVADA-LAS VEGAS 9

In Fort Worth, Texas, Greg McCoy returned a kickoff 99 yards and Kris Gardner had a 16-yard interception return for a touchdown in a 12-second span, and Texas Christian could bust into the BCS again after a 56-9 victory over Nevada-Las Vegas in its Mountain West Conference finale.

TCU (10-2, 7-0 MWC) wrapped up its third consecutive outright Mountain West title, winning its last 24 games in that league before moving to the Big 12 next season.

CINCINNATI 35, CONNECTICUT 27

In Cincinnati, Munchie Legaux threw a career-high three touchdown passes, and Cincinnati’s defense got two scores of its own in a victory over Connecticut that left the Bearcats one of three teams sharing the Big East title.

Although the Bearcats (9-3, 5-2) got their third title in four years, they likely will miss out on the league’s BCS bid. No. 22 West Virginia (9-3, 5-2) will get it if, as expected, the Mountaineers are the highest-ranked Big East team in the final BCS standings.

Louisville (7-5, 5-2) also shared the title and would have gotten the bid if the Bearcats had lost.

NO. 9 BOISE STATE 45, NEW MEXICO 0

Kellen Moore threw three touchdowns in the final home game of his brilliant career and Doug Martin ran for two more as Boise State rolled over New Mexico 45-0.

Moore’s three touchdowns give him 41 for the season, setting a new school single-season record. He also set a school record for completions in a season with 300.


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