It took longer than expected, but the Baylor Bears improved their record to 3-1 on the season after a 30-13 victory over the Rice Owls. The game was suspended in the 2nd quarter due to a weather delay, but play resumed after 1 hour and 7 minutes.
Rice got on the board first with a 42-yard field goal by Chris Boswell on the team's opening possession, but the Baylor defense stiffened and did not allow another score until the 3rd quarter.
Baylor scored 20 unanswered points to take a 20-3 lead at halftime. Griffin connected on touchdown passes to tight end Jerod Monk and wide receiver Kendall Wright, and kicker Aaron Jones drilled two field goals to put the Bears in good position at the break.
Baylor receiver Josh Gordon scored his 2nd touchdown in as many games hauling in a 46-yard pass from Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III in the 3rd quarter. Jones also added another field goal in the 4th quarter.
On the night, Griffin connected on 20-of-28 passes for 268 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Junior receiver Kendall Wright recorded 7 receptions for 106 yards and a score, while Terrance Ganaway led the Bears with 79 yards rushing.
Rice compiled 296 yards of total offense on the game, as the Bears held the Owls to less than 3.0 yards a carry on the ground. The Baylor defense recorded 3 sacks on the night, and hauled in 2 interceptions.
The Bears open Big 12 Conference play next Saturday against the Kansas Jayhawks. Kickoff is set for 11:00 a.m.
Baylor Defeats Rice, 30-13
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