Wake Forest earns its first bowl title since 2008 with a 34-26 victory, the first over a ranked team in five years.
John Wolford throws two touchdown passes in the loss
Jessie Bates III, Marquel Lee and Josh Okonye each tallied 12 tackles in the losing effort.
Jessie Bates III interception return for a touchdown clinches comeback
Freshman Cade Carney and redshirt junior Duke Ejiofor garner weekly honors following Deacs' victory over Duke
Wake Forest at Appalachian State (Sept. 23)
Wake Forest at Boston College - Sept. 9, 2017
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons defeated the Presbyterian Blue Hose, 51-7, on Thursday, Aug. 31 at BB&T Field.
Photos from the 2016 Military Bowl
The Demon Deacons played the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, Nov. 26 at BB&T Field.
Became the first true freshman RB in at least 65 years to start his first game on campus when he earned the nod in the season-opener against Tulane (9/1) ... Also had the first two plays of the game, a 2-yard carry and a 4-yard reception from Kendall Hinton ... Had a break-out game against Duke (9/10) ... Carried 17 times for 108 yards and three touchdowns ... Was Wake Forest’s first true freshman with a three-touchdown game since Chris Barclay vs. Purdue in 2002 ... Broke a 14-14 tie with a 55-yard burst to lead the Deacons to the 24-14 win ... Named the ACC Rookie of the Week ... Also recognized by 247Sports.com as its True Freshman of the Week ... Named the National Freshman of the Week by CBS Sports ... Suffered an injury in practice and missed the Delaware, Indiana and NC State games ... Returned to action vs,. Syracuse (10/8) and collected his second consecutive 100-yard game ... Posted career-high 29 carries and had 104 yards on the ground ... Scored on a three-yard run in the fourth quarter that extended Wake Forest’s lead over the Orange from 14-9 to 21-9 ... Rushed for 87 yards vs. Virginia (11/5), his top game of the second half of the season ... Led the team with 102 all-purpose yards vs. the Cavaliers ... Led the team in rushing with 18 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown against Clemson (11/19) ... Team all-purpose yards leader vs. the Tigers with 76 yards ... Team rushing leader in the Military Bowl win over No. 23 Temple with 71 yards on 17 carries ... Scored on an 11-yard run vs. the Owls ... Finished 10th in the league in rushing in ACC games with 69.1 yards per game ... On the field for 422 snaps in 2016, the most of all running backs ... Finished second on the team in rushing behind Matt Colburn with 589 yards ... Tied for the team lead with six touchdowns ... Posted the fifth-most rushing yards by a true freshman in school history ... Academic All-ACC selection ... Earned his first varsity letter.
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