Baylor freshman QB Freeman flashes athletic skills

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Freshman QB Robert Griffin electrified in an hour-long scrimmage with a 56-yard touchdown run, accounting for one of three touchdowns scored by Baylor's offense Saturday in Waco, Texas.

The work pleased new Baylor coach Art Briles, who conducted the first true scrimmage of his Baylor coaching tenure. And he was pleased with his team's performance on Saturday.

"For seven workouts in the last eight days, there still is quite a bit of energy. Honestly, I'm pretty pleased with both sides of the ball," Briles said.

Other touchdowns came on a 44-yard scoring pass from senior transfer QB Kirby Freeman to junior WR David Gettis and a 28-yard strike from senior QB Ryan Roberts to freshman WR Terrance Williams.

Despite the offensive scores, Briles was pleased with the play of his defensive unit.

"I thought the defense really flew around and played with a lot of intelligence and intensity," Briles said. "You know, you can play hard, but you have to play smart. And offensively, I thought we made enough plays to be reckoned with. We still need to be a little bit more consistent, but that's just going to take a little time.

"We've got to find ourselves, figure out what we do exactly. But I think we're on the right path."

The Bears open the season Aug. 28 with a nationally televised home game against Wake Forest.