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WACO, Texas -- Oklahoma will have to settle for trying to win another Big 12 championship and getting into a BCS game. Justin Bethel Cardinals Jersey . But it wont be the national championship game for the team that began the season favoured to win it all. Robert Griffin and Baylor created even more chaos in the national title race with a stunning blow against fifth-ranked Oklahoma, when the 25th-ranked Bears beat the Sooners for the first time. "Its always stunning to lose games," Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones said after the 45-38 loss Saturday night. "Its never fun." Especially when the loss costs so much. The loss by the Sooners (8-2, 5-2 Big 12) came a night after Big 12 rival and No. 2 Oklahoma State suffered its first loss, and right after No. 4 Oregon became a two-loss team. Griffin threw for 479 yards and four touchdowns, including a 34-yarder to Terrance Williams with eight seconds left. It was the highest-ranked team Baylor defeated since winning 20-13 at third-ranked Southern California in 1985. "They said we needed that signature win," Griffin said. "We got it." The Sooners had overcome a two-touchdown deficit to tie the game on Blake Bells fourth touchdown run, a six-yarder with 51 seconds left. "We fought back. I never questioned our players want-to and fight," Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. "But in the end they made a few more big plays than we did and that was the difference in the game." The Bears (7-3, 4-3) then went 80 yards in five plays, with Griffin scrambling for runs of 22 and eight yards before then finding Williams in the back corner of the end zone and throwing before he got knocked down. "One of the offensive linemen came and told me we just won the game. It was a pretty exciting moment," Griffin said. "We dont consider it an upset. It was good for our team to come out and show the resiliency we have and keep pushing forward." Baylor had been 0-20 against the Sooners, and most of those games werent even close. "Weve just got to keep playing ball, our goal to win the Big 12 championship is still out in front of us," Jones said. The Sooners have to beat Iowa State -- which shocked Oklahoma State in double overtime Friday night -- to set up the regular season finale against the instate rival Cowboys for the Big 12 title and the leagues automatic BCS berth. After Bells last touchdown, the Sooners were going to try a go-ahead two-point conversion. They settled for the tying extra point after a false start penalty, then were hoping to stop Baylor and get the ball back one more time. They never did. When the game ended, students and fans -- most in gold T-shirts -- stormed the field to surround Griffin and the Bears. Oklahoma had scored two quick touchdowns after halftime to take a 24-17 lead, then Baylor got a fortunate bounce to get even again Griffins pass over the middle deflected off the hands, then the helmet of intended receiver Tevin Reese. The ball went about 20 yards farther down field, and was grabbed out of the air near midfield by Kendall Wright, who sprinted to an 87-yard touchdown. Griffin dropped to a knee, then looked down before thrusting his arms into the air. The quarterback was shaking his head seemingly in disbelief at what had just happened. That is how Stoops and the Sooners felt after the game. Griffin completed 21 of 34 passes while setting single-game school records for passing yards and his 551 total yards. Wrights 208 yards receiving was also a school record, on eight catches. "Another day at the office for Robert," Baylor coach Art Briles said. "Very talented, very gifted." Williams, who had earlier dropped what would have been a touchdown, had five catches for 99 yards. Terrance Ganaway ran for two scores. Jones completed 36 of 51 passes for 447 yards with an interception. He gave way close to Bell, the freshman short-yardage specialist who had TD runs of three, one, four and six yards. Even in their first game without injured record-setting receiver Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma finished with 605 total yards. That was 15 fewer than Baylor. After Trey Millards five-yard TD run on Oklahomas first possession of the second half, Baylor faced fourth-and-one at its own 33. Griffin took the snap and was stood up in the backfield by David King. Jones then threw a 31-yard pass to set up Bells one-yard keeper that put the Sooners up 24-17 less than four minutes into the second half. When Baylor got the ball back, Williams was behind a defender inside the 10 when he reached up and got his hand on the ball. He looked like he had pulled in as he got close to the end zone, but it suddenly fell to the ground and the Bears punted. The fortunate bounce came on the next drive, then the Bears went up 31-24 when Griffin hit wide-open tight end Jordan Najvar for a 13-yard TD. That came a play after Williams made a diving 23-yard catch while being grabbed by a defender to convert fourth-and-11. Ganaways 11-yard run early in the fourth quarter made it 38-24 before Bells last two TDs. Baylor led 17-10 at halftime after a 69-yard TD catch-and-run by Reese, who got wide open several yards behind the Oklahoma secondary. He caught Griffins pass in stride near the 30 and sprinted to the end zone on the first play after the Sooners had tied the game. That was Baylors second quick-strike score in a row, with a long touchdown drive by the Sooners between those. The Bears needed only 36 seconds for a three-play scoring drive. Wright turned a short crossing pass into a 55-yard gain before Ganaway had two runs up the middle, for 13 yards and then a 15-yard score. Oklahoma tied the game with an 11-play, 73-yard drive that ended with Bells three-yarder. The Bears came out throwing deep right from the start. On the second play of the game, there was an 80-yard pass to Wright that would have been an easy touchdown except for the holding penalty that wiped it out. Griffin was pleading with referee for an explanation before Wright had even gotten to the end zone. Baylor ended up punting, even after penalties helped convert third-and-22 and then third-and-19. Oklahoma also punted on its opening drive after having a 29-yard TD pass brought back because of an illegal block. The team traded field goals later in the first quarter before the Sooners lost a fumble at the Baylor 31. Jermaine Gresham Jersey . According to several reports, the quarterback has asked for a trade or his release from the team. The reports state Pryor strongly wants to be a starter, and that wont happen in Oakland. Deone Bucannon Cardinals Jersey . Tuukka Rask got the 22nd shutout of his career -- probably one of the easiest -- Gregory Campbell and Loui Eriksson scored second-period goals and the Bruins shut down the Capitals 3-0 on Thursday night.LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Dodgers began the season poorly and then soared from last to first during a torrid 50-game stretch to make the playoffs for the first time in four years. The way they exited overshadowed it all. Los Angeles lost the NL championship series 4-2 to St. Louis on Friday night, with NL Cy Young Award favourite Clayton Kershaw turning in a rare clunker on the mound while getting no offence from teammates in a 9-0 defeat. It wasnt the ending sought by the team with baseballs second-highest payroll at the end of the regular season — more than $236 million. The Dodgers drought of World Series appearances now extends to 26 years. "Going through spring, the long season, and then it just comes to a crash, so its disappointing for all of us," manager Don Mattingly said. Now, the Dodgers face several decisions in the off-season, starting with Mattingly. He led the team to 92 wins and the NL West title in his contracts final guaranteed season. The 52-year-old manager is 261-226 in three seasons and the team holds a $1.4 million option for next year. "You all can question this move or that move, but nothing really caught me by surprise," he said about managing in his first playoffs. "I didnt feel overwhelmed by it." The Dodgers will be discussing new contracts for Kershaw and Hanley Ramirez, the teams best hitter who played hurt during the NLCS. Kershaw had the major leagues lowest ERA for the third straight season while pitching a career-high 259 innings between the regular season and the playoffs. He needed 48 pitches to get out of the third inning Friday, when he allowed four runs. The left-hander is entering his final year of salary-arbitration eligibility. "We had some good moments this year," Kershaw said. "Put together a good streak there toward the middle, but really unless you win the whole thing it doesnt make a difference." Ramirez has one year left on his contract. He hit .500 in the division series against Atlanta with six RBIs in four games. Then he got plunked by a pitch from Joe Kelly in Game 1 of the NLCS and was never the same. Ramirez broke his left rib and batted just .133, going 2 for 15 against the Cardinals. Among the teams dozen potential freee agents are starters Ricky Nolasco and Edinson Volquez, along with bearded reliever Brian Wilson, who revived his career while bolstering the Dodgers bullpen. D.J. Humphries Cardinals Jersey. Relievers J.P. Howell and Carlos Marmol could leave, too, as well as infielder Juan Uribe, considered a clubhouse favourite by his teammates. The Dodgers bench could be facing a makeover, with veterans Jerry Hairston, Nick Punto, Skip Schumaker and Michael Young all eligible for free agency. "Whenever a season ends, no matter what, you know this entire group of guys wont be together next year," said catcher A.J. Ellis, whose .316 hitting proved a bright spot against St. Louis. "Its the last time these guys will be together in this room, and that hurts." Besides Ramirez, outfielder Andre Ethier was slowed by shin splints throughout the playoffs, when the Dodgers didnt have outfielder Matt Kemp. He spent the season on and off the disabled list, although his absence didnt prevent the clubs heralded turnaround in July and August. "Im really proud of my club," Mattingly said. "I felt like these guys hung in all year long." Rookie Yasiel Puig injected much-needed energy into the struggling club upon his arrival in early June. He nearly made the All-Star team, and his at-bats became must-see events. But the 22-year-old Cuban defector bottomed out against the Cardinals, going 5-for-22 with 10 strikeouts, and committed two errors in Game 6, when he made a pair of terrible throws and allowed Yadier Molinas single to bounce off his glove and skip away. "Weve got to do a better job of helping him to mature and understand what we want done and the way to do it," Mattingly said. The Dodgers won the NL West by 11 games over Arizona, their biggest margin since the team moved West from Brooklyn after the 1957 season. But they failed to earn home-field advantage in the playoffs. The Dodgers lost all three of their road games in St. Louis. "One of the key things is to try to get that home-field advantage so it doesnt happen like this," said infielder Adrian Gonzalez, who batted .300 against the Cardinals. 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