When he was at Wake Forest, Jim Grobe had teams that could go numerous games without scoring 48 total points, no matter their opponents. Jim Grobe isn't at Wake anymore. Behind Seth Russell's 4 first-half TDs and with more than 200 yards on the ground, Baylor has opened up a 48-0 lead over Northwestern State to remove any doubt of a Demon upset.
Even more impressive than the offense has been the defense, which didn't allow the Demons to get into positive yardage until their last drive of the first half, when Baylor let up a little bit thinking NW State would throw the ball. Instead, the Demons just wanted to get into the lockerroom to make the onslaught stop.
Special teams has also been a revelation of sorts with Tony Nicholson returning punts for the first time and Drew Galitz consistently getting the ball into or near the end zone on kickoffs. If Grobe wanted to improve special teams, it looks like he's made an immediate impact.
There's not a lot of drama left in this one except when we might see the #WildBear with Zach Smith having already entered the game. I also look forward to seeing more J'Mycal Hasty in the second half.
|3rd down efficiency||0-8||5-8|
|4th down efficiency||0-0||1-1|
|Yards per pass||1.7||8.7|
|Yards per rush||-0.3||8.4|