Halftime report: Baylor 10, Wake Forest 7
September, 5, 2009
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
Stat of the half: Six. Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner, who last year became just the third quarterback in school history with seasons of 2,000 or more passing yards, has thrown the ball just six times and has 21 yards to show for it. Wake is having success running the ball, but it needs to get more out of its passing game to keep the Baylor defense on its toes.
Best player in the half: Easy -- Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin. He punted, for crying out loud! In his first punt since high school, Griffin pinned Wake Forest on its own five yard line. He has also only missed three completions, with 13 of 16 pass attempts for 120 yards and a touchdown. We knew Griffin would test this young defense, and he has, but Wake is starting to get it together defensively.
Best call: Jim Grobe’s use of the single wing on their lone scoring drive. The Deacs threw off Baylor in this game a year ago when they came out with the spread offense, and Grobe confused the Bears again today with his use of the single wing. Going old school worked. With receiver Devon Brown lined up in the backfield, his carries sustained the lone scoring drive of the first half and halted Baylor’s momentum.
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