Baylor’s football program hit national headlines on a regular basis this season. It was mostly due to the spectacular play of Bears QB Robert Griffin III.
By now, most sports fans realize that “RG3” – as he is regularly called – didn’t just lead the Bears to a 9-3 record this season. He posted gaudy statistics throughout the year (3,998 passing yards, 644 rushing yards, 36 passing TD’s, 9 rushing TD’s, 6 INT’s and a 72.4% completion percentage). The topper was Griffin III adding the Heisman Trophy to his ever-growing awards case.
Griffin III’s Heisman victory was the first ever for Baylor University. Not surprisingly, the news led to a plethora of parties throughout not just Waco, Texas, but also across the Baylor campus, too.
Most may be quick to criticize the jubilation, saying the Bears didn’t just win a national title.
Let’s take a step back for a second. We are talking about the state of Texas, which lives and breathes football. We are talking about programs such as Texas and Texas A&M, who typically steal away all the headlines.
This victory is huge for Baylor, the state of Texas and Griffin III himself. Each and every single celebration is completely warranted. After all, who knows when we’ll see Baylor with another superstar of this caliber?
Check out some of the resulting celebrations below, as presented by the local Baylor website “Keg in the Quad”, via YouTube. Certainly, they are nothing like the reactions that we saw months back when the USA Soccer team reacted to a game-winning goal in the World Cup. However, it’s still quite moving. Just picture this small and passionate school. The thought of football mediocrity is no longer here – at least, for the time being.
For one day, these fans got to experience what it’s like to be on top. That’s something we can all can stand up and cheer for.
Well, unless you’re a fan of Stanford or a team from the SEC.
Video via YouTube (Created by “Keg in the Quad”)