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Oklahoma State vs Baylor: Should we fear RG3?

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COLLEGE STATION, TX - OCTOBER 15: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Baylor Bears passes during a game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on October 15, 2011 in College Station, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
COLLEGE STATION, TX - OCTOBER 15: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Baylor Bears passes during a game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on October 15, 2011 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
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When Oklahoma State takes the field Saturday against Baylor, they will be up against one of the most talked about quarterbacks in all of college football.   Robert Griffin III leads the nation in quarterback rating and has completed 78% of his passes this year.

Should we fear him? Click the jump for more...

 

 

What’s impressive is that he’s thrown 22 touchdowns to just 2 INT’s. He’s obviously worked hard on becoming a better passer and it shows in the stats.  But the reality is that RG3 has never been a problem for the Oklahoma State defense.

In 2008, Griffin came to Stillwater as a freshman and was shut out.

2008: 15/27 for 162 yards, O TD

He sat out in the 2009 contest with an injury, but returned to Stillwater last season and was again held in check.

2010: 30/48 for 267 yards, O TD, 1 INT

I think he’s the best quarterback Oklahoma State has faced all season and the improved passing ability concerns me a little bit. He throws a damn fine ball.  If you look at his 3 biggest games so far, the numbers are impressive

TCU: 359 yards, 5 TD, Win

@ Kansas State: 346 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT, Loss

@ Texas A&M: 430 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT, Loss

That's a trend I can live with. The guy’s thrown 2 interceptions all year but each time he’s done so they’ve lost the game. You think Bill Young and Brodrick "Shut Down" Brown are aware of this? I’d bet so.  

So keep an eye on RG3, the Cowboy Defense and the turnover line on Saturday. An interception could be a major sign of another Cowboy victory.

Go Pokes.