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Baylor Smashes Two Records in Win Over UNC in Russell Athletic Bowl

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Despite Baylor down their top two quarterbacks in Seth Russell and Jarrett Stidham, it did not prevent them from doing what it does best and that is to put up points in any and all varieties. In Baylor’s 49-38 win over North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl Tuesday, the Golden Bears broke two rather impressive records.

First, the Bears broke the record for most rushing yards in a bowl game. And even more impressive was that it only took them three quarters to accomplish the feat. At the end of the day, Baylor rushed for an incredulous 645 yards, while also reaching paydirt seven times on the ground.

Talk about steamrolling your way on the ground.

Johnny Jefferson led the way with a whopping 299 yards (23 carries) on the ground, while punching it in three times. Devin Chaffin, not to be outdone, rushed for 156 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. Terrence Williams also contributed with a great game by rushing for 97 yards on 16 carries, while also scoring twice. Lynx Hawthorne and Chris Johnson also combined for 99 rushing yards, with Hawthorne also scoring a touchdown.

Despite passing the ball just 18 times — with four players attempting a pass— the Bears also set a record with 708 total yards in a bowl game. Baylor passed North Carolina State in the record books, as the Wolfpack previously held the record with 653 yards of total offense in its bowl game against Kansas in 2003.

Who needs a quarterback?

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