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Quiet third quarter for Wake's Jones

9/5/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest linebacker Jonathan Jones, who had the unenviable task of making his first start in the same spot once filled by Butkus Award winner Aaron Curry, had a respectable first half, leading the Deacs with seven tackles, but he didn't make one in the third quarter.

Still, it's not good when a guy in your secondary -- the last line of defense -- is leading the team in tackles. Good thing for the Deacs Brandon Ghee is back there.

Overall, Wake's defense has allowed too many big plays today, but credit must be given to outstanding Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin. He's rushed nine times for 29 yards and completed 14 of 19 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown. One of the biggest differences is in the yards per play. Baylor is averaging 7.2 while Wake averages 4.4.