Deacons Fall to Vanderbilt in Season Finale
Nov. 24, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest came up short in its final game of the regular season, falling 55-21 to Vanderbilt on Saturday at BB&T Field.
The Demon Deacons dropped to 5-7, while Vanderbilt moved to 8-4.
Deandre Martin was one of the bright spots for the Deacons on the day, carrying 24 times for 72 yards and a touchdown in addition to catching two passes for 34 yards.
Okoro was also Wake Forest's leading tackler with nine stops
Both teams put together long scoring drives to start the game. Vanderbilt went 85 yards in 11 plays to take a 7-0 lead, and Wake Forest answered right back with a 16-play 71-yard drive, capped off by a Tommy Bohanon one-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 7-7. Bohanon's touchdown came on his first carry of the season, though he does have five receiving touchdowns this year from his H-back position.
Vanderbilt took control of the game in the second quarter, scoring 21 unanswered points to carry a 28-7 lead into halftime. The Commodores carried their momentum into the second half, blocking a punt for a touchdown on Wake Forest's opening drive.
Martin's rushing touchdown came on a one-yard direct snap at the 9:09 mark of the third quarter. Okoro scored his first-career touchdown in the fourth quarter, scooping up a fumble that was forced by Tylor Harris and returning it four yards into the end zone.