Recap: Wake Forest vs. Army
Winston-Salem, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - John Wolford threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns, as the Wake Forest Demon Deacons used a fourth-quarter surge to down the Army Black Knights, 24-21, in a non-conference clash at BT&T Field.
Wolford completed 25-of-35 passes with an interception and tossed the game- winning score with 6:45 to play to E.J. Scott (five receptions, 64 yards, TD). Isaiah Robinson was Wake Forest's (2-2) leading rusher with 60 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.
For Army (1-2), Angel Santiago racked up 123 rushing yards and a touchdown while completing 2-of-4 passes for 14 yards. Larry Dixon carried the ball 16 times for 92 yards and a score.
Wake Forest struck first nine minutes into the contest on a 15-yard rushing touchdown by Robinson.
Army answered back at the end of the first quarter, tying the game at 7-7 following a five-yard touchdown run by Dixon.
Wolford hooked up with Cam Serigne on a six-yard scoring strike with 13:39 to play in the first half to put the Deacons back on top, but the Knights knotted the score again four minutes later when Santiago capped off an eight-play, 74- yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run.
Army took its first lead of the game with 2:23 to play before halftime on a trick play. Joe Walker took an end-around handoff before tossing a four-yard score to Xavier Moss.
The Black Knights regained possession just seconds later following an interception, but their chance to add to the lead before halftime was squandered when Daniel Grochowski missed a 40-yard field goal.
After a scoreless third quarter, Wake Forest made its deficit four, 21-17, following a 20-yard field goal by Mike Weaver in the opening minute of the fourth.
Wake Forest took the lead with under seven minutes to play, as a 12-yard scoring strike from Wolford to Scott made it 24-21.
Army coughed up its final opportunity when Santiago lost a fumble with less than three minutes to go.
The Black Knights racked up 341 rushing yards and held nearly 36 minutes of possession time, but their two fumbles proved costly.Game Notes