Comeback Falls Short in 21-19 Loss to ULM
Sept. 14, 2013
By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeFB)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - With Wake Forest trailing by eight, Orville Reynolds caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Tanner Price with four seconds left in the game to cap a 97-yard drive, but the Demon Deacons were unable to convert the two-point conversion and ULM held on for a 21-19 victory on Saturday afternoon at BB&T Field.
The Deacons drop to 1-2 on the season, while the Warhawks are now 2-1.
Price was 8-for-10 on the final drive of the game and accounted for all 97 yards through the air. Michael Campanaro caught four balls on the drive, and Reynolds and Jonathan Williams each caught two. The Warhawks recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran out the clock for the win.
Campanaro tied a career and ACC record by catching 16 passes. His 177 receiving yards also set a new career-high.
ULM's quarterback Kolton Browning went 43-for-68 through the air and threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns. His play was a key reason that the Warhawks maintained possession for nearly 39 minutes and converted 15-of-28 third downs. In total, ULM outgained Wake Forest 424 to 325 in total yards.
Price finished the game 28-for-47 for 310 yards and two touchdowns. Reynolds caught three passes for 101 yards and was the recipient of both touchdown passes, which were the first two of his career.
On the defensive side of the football, Mike Olson led the way with 12 tackles. Ryan Janvion and Brandon Chubb both made 10 tackles, and Merrill Noel and Kevis Jones both intercepted passes for the Demon Deacons.
After ULM took an initial 7-0 lead in the first quarter, Wake Forest tied the game up with 5:16 left in the quarter on a 65-yard touchdown pass from Price to Reynolds. The touchdown catch was the first for Reynolds and was the longest catch of his career.
The Demon Deacons took a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter off a Chad Hedlund 28-yard field goal, but Kenzee Jackson caught a five-yard touchdown pass with 41 seconds left in the half to put ULM up 14-10.
Wake Forest narrowed the Warhawks lead in the waning seconds of the half as Price hit Campanaro three times on the ensuing drive. Hedlund then made the game 14-13 with a 38-yard field goal as the time expired.
ULM went up by eight when Tavarese Maye scored on a nine-yard screen with 9:22 left in the third quarter to put the Warhawks up 21-13.
Wake Forest will take the field again next Saturday on the road at Army at 12 p.m.