Football Gameday - Wake Forest vs. NC State
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will make its BB&T Field season debut and open Atlantic Coast Conference play when the Demon Deacons host longtime rival NC State on Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem. The game is set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports Carolinas. The game can also be heard on the Wake Forest Sports Network From IMG College.
The Deacons are coming off a heartbreaking 36-29 overtime loss at Syracuse on Thursday, Sept. 1. Wake Forest led by 15 points with 11 minutes remaining in the game, but the Deacons could not maintain the lead after hitting a field goal to go up 29-14 at the 11:02 mark of the fourth quarter.
Deacon starting quarterback Tanner Price left the game just before the field goal with a knee injury, which proved to be a momentum changer. Price was 18-of-31 for 289 yards and three touchdowns before leaving.
Jimmy Newman tied a career high with three field goals, though his miss from 33 yards in the first quarter snapped his school-record streak of 12 consecutive field goals made.
NC State is coming off a 43-21 defeat of FCS foe Liberty last Saturday in Raleigh. The Wolfpack defense forced seven turnovers for the first time since 1983 to tie a school record and returned one for a touchdown. Halfbacks Curtis Underwood and James Washington combined to rush for 181 yards and three touchdowns to pace the offense for NC State.