Players to Watch: Week 14

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Robert Griffin III, Junior quarterback: Robert Griffin III has gone from being a solid player on a fringe bowl team to a household name and one of the top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. He has passed for 3,678 yards this season with 34 touchdowns to only five interceptions. He is second in the nation in passing efficiency and second in the nation in total offense this season. In addition to his gaudy passing numbers, Griffin is also a significant threat on the ground, with 612 yards on the ground this season. He is completing 72 percent of his passes this season and hasn’t thrown an interception since an overtime win against Kansas. His worst game this season came against Oklahoma State in which he threw for 425 yards, completed 66 percent of his passes, had one touchdown to two interceptions with a passer rating of 136 — his lowest of the season.

Kendall Wright, senior Wide Receiver: Kendall Wright is No.4 in the nation in receiving this season, and is No.1 in the Big 12 among active receivers (Oklahoma’s Ryan Broyles is No.3 nationally, but is out with torn ACL). He only has three games with less than 100 yards receiving, coming at 97 yards against Missouri. He has two 200-yard receiving games this season and three more games in which he passed 120 yards receiving. He has scored a touchdown in all but three games and is coming off a six-catch, 125-yard game against Texas Tech in which he had two touchdowns. A week after taking the best receiving unit in the conference, Texas will now take arguably the best and most explosive receiver in the Big 12.

Terrence Ganaway, senior Running back: Rounding out Baylor’s three-pronged attack on offense is Ganaway, who is the leading rusher in the Big 12 this season with Henry Josey out at Missouri. He has run for 1,195 yards this season and has two games with 200 yards rushing. However, he has been held to less than 100 yards rushing seven times this season, with two of his four lowest outputs of the season coming in the last three weeks. Against Texas Tech, however, he ran for a career-high 246 yards on almost six yards per carry. Behind Griffin, he is the other most important part of the offense, as his production allows Baylor to open up the game and allow Griffin to hit explosive receivers such as Wright. In losses to Texas A&M and Kansas State, he was held to 34 and 38 yards rushing, respectively, making the Baylor attack one dimensional. If he can get the ground game going, then Baylor will be tough to stop on Saturday.