Wake Forest Runs Past Delaware, 38-21
Sept. 17, 2016
Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeFB)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest defeated Delaware, 38-21, to improve to 3-0 for the 10th time in program history at BB&T Field on Saturday night.
After the Blue Hens (2-1) cut Wake Forest's lead to 17-14 in the second quarter, the Demon Deacons (3-0) responded with 21 straight points to pull away.
Wake Forest limited Delaware to 94 yards of total offense, while the Deacs gained 481 yards. The Demon Deacons rushed for 302 yards, surpassing the 300 yard mark for the first time since 2010.
Matt Colburn led the offensive effort with 24 carries for a career-high 118 yards and a touchdown.
In relief of Hinton, who sprained his knee in the first quarter, Wolford settled in after starting 0-for-4. Following that start, he finished the game 13-for-20 for 155 yards and a touchdown pass to Alex Bachman.
Wake Forest nearly doubled up Delaware in time of possession, controlling the ball for 39:56 compared to 20:04 for the Blue Hens. The Deacs ran more than twice as many plays (87-42).
Delaware kept the game close thanks to a pair of first-half turnovers inside the Wake Forest red zone, scoring touchdowns after each short field.
The Deacs jumped out to a 10-0 lead behind Hinton's 10-yard touchdown run and a 42-yard Mike Weaver field goal. The teams then traded touchdowns, with Diante Cherry making a 6-yard TD grab after an interception, then Bell scoring on a 15-yard run.
After a Thomas Jefferson 10-yard touchdown run made it 17-14, Wake Forest reeled off three straight drives of at least eight plays and 70 yards. Colburn had a 1-yard plunge, Bachman made a 4-yard catch, and Wolford had a 7-yard run, pushing the lead to 38-14.
Delaware recovered a fumble in the endzone in the fourth quarter to cap off the scoring.
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