WACO (August 30, 2013) -- Bryce Petty takes his turn at quarterback for Baylor two years removed from Robert Griffin III's Heisman Trophy season.
The Heisman hype these days is focused a few feet behind Petty at running back Lache (LAKE) Seastrunk as the Bears prepare for their season opener Saturday night against Wofford, a playoff qualifier in lower-division FCS last year after starting with a decent showing against instate opponent South Carolina.
Petty was the backup a year ago to Nick Florence, who had the difficult task of following Griffin's electrical season that ended with the Waco school's first Heisman. Seastrunk didn't have to worry about the spotlight while becoming Baylor's third straight 1,000-yard rusher.
Wofford's first meeting with Baylor will be its first game in Texas, too.