WACO, Texas — Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III had 406 yards and three touchdowns passing, and 84 yards and another score on the ground as the Bears withstood a late fourth-quarter rally from Missouri to prevail 42-39.
The Tigers scored 25 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the 14-point hole that they faced at the start of the quarter.
Baylor outscored Missouri 15-0 in the third quarter to create its lead. Robert Griffin found Terrance Williams from 28 yards out for the first touchdown, and a Missouri personal foul allowed Baylor to get a two-point conversion from the 1-yard line to make it 21-14. Terrance Gannaway followed with a 38-yard run to extend the Baylor advantage.
In the fourth, Baylor got big plays from Griffin (a 68-yard pass to Tevin Reese) and Ganaway (an 80-yard touchdown run) to withstand Missouri’s comeback attempts.
James Franklin finished the game 33-for-46 passing for 325 yards and three touchdowns.
With 697 yards, the Bears set a school record for total offense. The Tigers claimed 578 yards of offense.