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Baylor beats Washington State 45-17

WACO, Texas - Baylor freshman quarterback Robert Griffin ran for a school-record 217 yards and two touchdowns on only 11 carries to lead the Bears to a 45-17 victory over Washington State on Friday night, a day earlier than scheduled because of Hurricane Ike.

Griffin threw for 129 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to Ernest Smith, a play on which Griffin scrambled from one side of the field to the other before throwing off his back foot.

He had touchdown runs of 1 and 58 yards, along with a 57-yard run that set up another score for Baylor (2-1) and a 58-yard sprint on his last play.

Washington State, forced to fly to Texas and play on the same day, dropped to 0-3 for the first time since 1999. The Cougars and first-year coach Paul Wulff were coming off the worst loss in school history, 66-3 to California.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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