Forget those old times of futility, and don't even worry about having to play football in a hurricane. Wake Forest is winning, and the way the Demon Deacons beat Syracuse 28-9 on Saturday night was methodical.
John Wolford ran for two touchdowns and a career-best 94 yards, and threw for 140 yards to lead Wake Forest (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Wolford was 13 of 22 and scored from the 7 and 37-yard line in the second quarter. Cade Carney, a freshman who had missed the three previous games with a knee injury, added 104 yards rushing on 29 carries, including a fourth-quarter touchdown for the Demon Deacons.
Cameron Glenn returned a fumble 83 yards for a TD with 1:30 remaining to seal it for Wake Forest.
"We played really well defensively. We were concerned because the other Power 5 teams we've played have thrown the ball and got off to fast starts," said Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson. "We preached fast start all week."
Dontae Strickland carried 13 times for 74 yards and a score to lead the Orange (2-4, 0-2). Eric Dungey was 16 of 25 for 156 yards passing.
The game was played through the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew, with a steady rain through the first half. >> Read more