Wake Forest football beats VMI behind debut of new QB Mitch Griffis

Wake Forest quarterback Mitch Griffis (12) looks for a pass against VMI during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Mitch Griffis threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start, and Christian Turner and Taylor Morin added spectacular individual efforts in the scores, helping No. 22 Wake Forest beat VMI 44 -10 on Thursday night in the first match for both teams.

Griffis started with veteran Sam Hartman sidelined indefinitely with a non-football-related medical issue. Hartman, who guided the Demon Deacons to last year’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, stood on the sidelines in his black jersey, black shorts and a black cap to watch his alternate lead an easy win against an opponent. from Championship Subdivision.

Griffis’ first TD throw was a perfect ball as he moved to his right, with Morin diving just inside the right end zone sideline for the 23-yard touchdown and a 17-0 first-quarter lead. .

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