Robert Griffin retreated nearly 20 yards to grab an errant snap, and turned that into a touchdown. There had already been a record 94-yarder for Baylor on what began as a short pass.
Baylor’s offense was clicking like never before, even when things didn’t go as planned.
Griffin accounted for 444 of Baylor’s 678 total yards — both of those marks school records — as the Bears beat Kansas 55-7 Saturday for their most lopsided conference victory ever.
“It was just one of those days where everything went right,” said Griffin, who threw for a career-best 380 yards. “The one I remember is I dropped the snap over my head. I didn’t know what was going through my mind. I ran back there, and threw a touchdown. ... (Plus) I threw a 5-yard sideways pass to go 94. That was great.”
The Bears (4-1, 1-0 Big 12) had never won a Big 12 game by more than 28 points. Their largest conference margin had been a 47-point Southwest Conference victory over Arkansas in 1922.
“We can build off this,” Griffin said. “We’ve been working hard to be this productive, this dominant.”
It was the first Big 12 game for new coach Turner Gill at Kansas (2-3, 0-1).
“Very embarrassing, very surprising,” safety Olaitan Oguntodu said.
Griffin passed for 288 yards before halftime, only nine shy of his previous mark set in Baylor’s last home game three weeks ago. He finished 26 of 36 and ran eight times for 64 yards with a 1-yard TD before coming out after three quarters.
“He made the big plays when he had to make them,” Gill said. “He kept their offense in rhythm and kept us out of rhythm.”