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Halftime in Waco: Baylor 48, NW State 0

Baylor has more first downs than Northwestern State has yards, and the Bears lead by a number that probably makes Jim Grobe question existence.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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.

1st Downs 3 18
3rd down efficiency 0-8 5-8
4th down efficiency 0-0 1-1
Total Yards 14 393
Passing 20 191
Comp-Att 4-12 16-22
Yards per pass 1.7 8.7
Interceptions thrown 0 0
Rushing -6 202
Rushing Attempts 18 24
Yards per rush -0.3 8.4
Penalties 6-32 6-50
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles lost 0 0
Interceptions thrown 0 0
Possession 16:03 13:57