Saturday, November 26, 2011
Bears rallying without RG3, Ganaway
By David Ubben
What an unbelievable story developing at Cowboys Stadium.
Robert Griffin III is out after taking a hit to the head and then having his head bounce on the turf. Running back Terrance Ganaway fumbled and hit his head on the turf, taking a seat as well.
The defense and quarterback Nick Florence have stepped up in their absence.
The Bears forced and recovered an Adam James fumble, and after Ganaway fumbled, juco cornerback Joe Williams picked off Seth Doege in the red zone and returned it 90 yards for a touchdown to go up 52-28 late in the third quarter.
You hear coaches all the time say "Somebody's got to step up" when players get injured. There might not be a tougher player in the country to replace than Griffin. So far, the Bears are doing it with defense and great throws from Florence.
So far this quarter, Baylor has shut out Texas Tech and scored 21 points.
This, against a Texas Tech team playing to extend its season and reach bowl eligibility. Amazing.