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Baylor playing in Alamo Bowl

POSTED: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 2:42pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

WACO -- In San Antonio, Baylor has a chance to close its historic season with its second ten-win season in program history.

"Very, very excited to accept our invitation to the Valero Alamo Bowl. It's a great opportunity for our Baylor nation to show up in great force, in the state of Texas, for our players to stay in the state of Texas and represent the Big 12," said Baylor University head coach Art Briles.

Baylor Quarterback Robert Griffin III said playing in-state has its advantages.

"It's a much better scenario. You could of went to California or Arizona but it's good to stay in Texas that way we can have a good following," said Griffin.

Baylor will enter the game with momentum as they look to prove their worth of a program-best, 12th spot in the final BCS standings.

"Coming from a five game winning streak is a lot more exciting than a three game skid last year so I think we're all excited to play in the game and all excited to play in Texas," said senior linebacker Elliot Coffey. 

"The thing we want to do this year is not be a one-hit wonder. Now what we want to do is seize, seize the moment. We want to take advantage of this opportunity we've worked for," said Briles.

"It was huge for us to, for this year make sure we finished. So losing the bowl game last year will definitely motivate us this year," said Griffin.

Kickoff is 8 p.m. on December 29 at the Alamodome.

To purchase tickets visit: www.BaylorBears.com/tickets

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