Big Plays Cost Deacs in Loss to North Carolina
Brad Watson recorded his first-career interception.
Oct. 17, 2015

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Big plays doomed the Wake Forest football team in a 50-14 loss to North Carolina inside Kenan Stadium on Saturday night.

The Tar Heels (5-1, 2-0 ACC) had six plays of 30-or-more yards - three for touchdowns - and 20 plays of 10-or-more yards, as the offense surpassed 500 total yards.

John Wolford completed 72.7 percent of his passes (16-of-22) for 176 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Demon Deacons (3-4, 1-3 ACC).

Cam Serigne made six catches for 65 yards and a score, while Cortez Lewis added four grabs for 58 yards.

Wake Forest opened the scoring with a 1-yard pass from John Wolford to Cam Serigne for the only first-quarter score for either side.

North Carolina answered with three straight touchdowns from Mack Hollins, Marquise Williams and Elijah Hood to take a 22-7 lead.

Wolford connected with Tabari Hines on a 5-yard touchdown pass with 6:18 left in the second quarter to cut the margin to 22-14, but the Tar Heels reeled off four straight touchdowns to close out the scoring.

The Demon Deacons stopped each of UNC's first two drives with turnovers, as both Brad Watson and Demetrius Kemp recorded their first career interceptions, enabling the Deacs to take an early lead.

Brandon Chubb recorded 10 tackles, reaching double digits for the ninth time in his career. Thomas Brown added nine stops, while Marquel Lee and Josh Banks each had a sack.

Wake Forest returns home on Saturday, playing host to NC State at noon on RSN.

 

 

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