San Antonio • Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III wasn't dazzling and didn't need to be as No. 15 Baylor pulled out a thrilling Alamo Bowl victory in the highest-scoring bowl game in history, beating Washington 67-56 in a record-smashing shootout Thursday night.
If this was RG3's final showcase before jumping to the NFL, it was a gripping goodbye to watch. One of the nation's most electrifying players was upstaged by an even more exciting game that shattering the previous record for points in regulation set in the 2001 GMAC Bowl.
Griffin had an unremarkable night, throwing just one touchdown pass and running for another. But Terrance Ganaway starred ably in his place, rushing for 200 yards and five touchdowns.
His last was a 43-yard run with 2:28 left to seal Baylor's first 10-win season since 1980.
Griffin wasn't the star, but a crowd overwhelmingly in favor of Baylor that was left breathless by five lead changes and three touchdown plays of 50 yards or longer still treated him like one.
"One more year! One more year!" fans chanted as Griffin darted around the field.
Asked when he'll make his decision on whether to forgo his senior year, the AP Player of the Year said, "Pretty soon here, probably."
The previous bowl record for a regulation game was 102 total points set in the 2001 GMAC Bowl between Marshall and East Carolina. That game went to double overtime and ended with a combined 125 points which still stands as the overall bowl record.
Baylor and Washington (7-6) also set a bowl record for total offense in a game with 1,377 yards.
Washington quarterback Keith Price outplayed his Heisman counterpart, going 23 for 27 with 438 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for another three scores.
Griffin was 24 of 33 for 295 yards and his only touchdown throw came on the game's opening drive.
Blown out in four other games against ranked opponents this season, the Huskies finally made one interesting. Not that it started that way after Baylor ran up 245 yards of offense alone in the first quarter.
Baylor 67, Washington 56
R The teams combine for most points ever in a bowl game. The previous record was 102, set in the 2001 GMAC Bowl. The teams also combine for a record 1,377 yards.