Baylor won't get shut out in Art Briles' debut as the Bears' football coach. Freshman QB Robert Griffin made sure of that by leading a 7-play, 44-yard TD drive after the Bears' defense recovered a Wake Forest fumble in the second quarter.
Griffin had the most electrifying play of the night, a 22-yard run in which he juked around a pair of defenders along the sideline. Bears' RB Jacoby Jones broke a 12-yard touchdown run on the next play, putting Baylor on the board and cutting Wake's lead to 17-6 after a missed PAT.
Wake Forest kicker Sam Swank booted his second field goal of the night, a 42-yarder, with 53 seconds reamining in the half to boost the Decons' lead to 20-6 at the half.
Riley Skinner, the Wake Forest QB, connected on 17 of his first 19 passes and finished the first half by completing 18-of-24 for 129 yards and a TD.
_ Jimmy Burch