Heading into this week’s game against Baylor, a key focus of Kansas State’s defense will be Bears quarterback Robert Griffin.
The Heisman Trophy contender, who used to run hurdles for Baylor’s track team and is considered by many to be the fastest quarterback in college football, can create matchup problems for any defense he encounters. Especially this year. So far, he has completed 70 of 82 passes for 962 yards and 13 touchdowns. That’s right, he has more touchdowns than incompletions.
He has also rushed for 158 yards and led Baylor to a 3-0 record with an impressive win over TCU. Behind his efforts, the Bears have climbed to No. 15 in the national polls.
Before leaving Sun Life Stadium on Saturday night, K-State coach Bill Snyder briefly talked about Griffin and the challenges he presents. Based on the praise he had for Griffin, it’s safe to say he began devising a game plan on the flight him.
Check out this quote:
“We’ve got to line up and play against the No. whatever team they are in the nation — 17, 16 something like that — in Baylor with probably as good a quarterback as there is in the United States at any level.”