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Wake Forest spring game review

Wake Forest's offense had looked shaky during earlier spring scrimmages, but had a pretty good day in Saturday's spring game.

The big play was Devon Brown's 65-yard score on an option pitch from quarterback Skylar Jones. Willie Dixon ran for a 3-yard touchdown, and kicker Jimmy Newman converted three field goal attempt.

Jones started at quarterback, while Brendan Cross, Ted Stachitas, Turner Faulk and Patrick Thompson also saw time under center. Jones went 4-of-5 for 38 yards and also ran seven times for 21 yards. Cross had the best passing numbers, completing 9 of 12 passes for 73 yards.

"Consistency is the key," coach Jim Grobe told reporters. "Sky has a leg up, just from durability. He went every day [this spring] and didn't miss anything. But you could see that Brendan and Ted both have ability, they did some things pretty well. We've got talent at quarterback and the guy who takes the first snap against Presbyterian [in the season opener] will be the most durable guy and also the guy who develops the most consistency."

The defense didn't blitz much, which may be one reason the offense performed a little better.

"We really don't want to call a blitz or call a defense that stops a play because of a good defensive call from the coach," Grobe said. "We wanted guys just hitting offensive players and getting off blocks and making plays, and that's what we looked for today."