Baylor QB Griffin knocked out of Tech game

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin has left Saturday night’s game

against Texas Tech, dealing a blow to his Heisman Trophy

chances.

Griffin took a hard shot to the helmet late while sliding at the

end of a run late in the first half. Griffin then came back after

just one play on the sideline and scored on a 3-yard keeper.

But backup quarterback Nick Florence took the field to start the

second half. Griffin stood on the sideline with a towel in his hand

but didn’t have his helmet.

Baylor officials said Griffin wouldn’t return, but gave no

reason why.

Griffin completed 7 of 11 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown,

and ran 14 times for 62 yards and two scores.