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Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wake's Brown bright spot in bad day

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest wide receiver Devon Brown, a redshirt sophomore receiver, has provided a spark for an otherwise dreary offensive day. Brown is currently the Deacs' leading rusher with seven carries for 44 yards, and his 19-yard touchdown reception just kept Wake in the game. The Deacs trail 24-14. Brown also has three catches for 32 yards.

A bad back hampered Brown for most of last season, but it's only fitting he made his first collegiate catch last year against Baylor. He seems to have found a comfort zone against the Bears, and Wake's offense needs all the help it can get right now. One of the questions facing Wake on offense entering this season was who would compensate for the loss of leading receiver D.J. Boldin, and Brown has proven today he's capable of being a difference maker.