Saturday, August 26, 2006

This Can Only Be A Good Thing


N.C. State running backs Andre Brown and Toney Baker have a friendly weekly wager that has nothing to do with who gets the most yards or touchdowns.

Brown and Baker will be splitting carries and sharing time in the backfield this fall. Brown said that during practice, 60 percent to 70 percent of N.C. State's plays are run with Brown and Baker together in a "split backs" formation.

That means whoever isn't carrying the ball will have to block for his fellow sophomore Parade All-American. Thus the wager -- whoever flattens more opponents with "pancake blocks" over the course of each game gets taken out to dinner that week by the other back.