Witness History: Wake Forest Football Historic Home Wins

The 2011 home schedule is one of the best in Wake Forest Football history. In recognition, we would like our fans to choose their top seven historic home wins. Fans are encouraged to choose between the games listed below or submit in writing a game which may not be listed. Following a two-week voting period the top seven games will be selected.

These seven historic games will then be featured throughout the 2011 season at BB&T Field. Each home game will highlight a significant game from the past through the front of the season ticket stock, stadium collector cups and a video board in-game feature.

Vote for your top seven home wins in Wake Forest Football history.

Historical Home Football Wins

    GAME 1

    October 24, 1970 - Wake Forest 14, UNC 13

    Wake Forest trailed ACC preseason favorite North Carolina 13-0 entering the fourth quarter. Quarterback Larry Russell scored on a quarterback sneak to cut the deficit to 13-7. The Deacons won the game by marching 94 yards in the closing minutes as Larry Hopkins scored on a 3-yard run with just 12 seconds left to tie the game. Tracy Lounsbury added the extra point for the win.


    GAME 2

    November 14, 1970 - Wake Forest 16, NC State 13

    Trailing 13-10 with less than four minutes remaining, running back Ken Garrett scored on a shovel pass from quarterback Larry Russell to put the Deacons ahead by three. Linebacker Ed Stetz was in on 27 tackles in the contest. The win improved Wake Forest to 5-1 on the season and put the Deacs within reach of their first ACC football championship.

    Wake vs. NCSU


    GAME 3

    October 27, 1979 - #18 Wake Forest 42, #13 Auburn 38

    Trailing 38-20 at halftime, the Deacons scored 22 unanswered points over the final 30 minutes to post a 42-38 win. The Deacon defense stopped the Tigers twice inside their own five-yard line, then recovered a fumble on third down as the overflow crowd erupted with joy.

    Wake vs. Auburn 1979


    GAME 4

    October 31, 1992 - Wake Forest 18, Clemson 15

    Quarterback Keith West found a diving Todd Dixon in the corner of the south end zone for the game winning 31-yard touchdown pass. The win catapulted the Deacons into the national spotlight and set the stage for an Independence Bowl bid.

    Wake vs. Clemson 1992


    GAME 5

    September 7, 1996 - Wake Forest 28, #13 Northwestern 27

    Wake Forest stunned No. 13 Northwestern 28-27 after the Demon Deacons blew a pair of 10-point leads. Quarterback Brian Kulick connected with receiver Desmond Clark on a 30-yard touchdown pass with 51 seconds left insuring the one-point victory. Tom Stuetzer's interception thwarted Northwestern's final scoring opportunity.

    Before he was a Chicago Bear, Desmond Clark scored two touchdowns to down another Windy City team, Northwestern.



    GAME 6

    November 20, 1999 - Wake Forest 26, #14 Georgia Tech 23

    Morgan Kane rushed for 224 yards and the Deacon defense held the nation's No. 1 offense in check as Wake Forest toppled 14th-ranked Georgia Tech. The win was Wake's second over a Top 25 team that season and secured a bowl invitation for the Demon Deacons who would go on to defeat Arizona State in the Aloha Bowl.

    Wake vs. Georgia Tech


    GAME 7

    October 26, 2002 - Wake Forest 31, UNC 0

    James McPherson threw for two touchdowns and Tarence Williams rushed for 101 yards as Wake Forest shut out North Carolina for the first time since 1966. Deacons closed out the season with a 38-17 win over Oregon in the Seattle Bowl.

    James McPherson torched the Tar Heels in 2002.


    GAME 8

    September 6, 2003 - Wake Forest 38, #14 NC State 24

    Sophomore quarterback Cory Randolph went completed eight of 10 passes for 131 yards and played mistake-free football in an upset win over No. 14 NC State. The Demon Deacon defense intercepted Philip Rivers twice while Wake's Nick Burney and Chris Barclay combined for three touchdown runs.

    Cory Randolph led Wake Forest over NC State in 2003.


    GAME 9

    September 9, 2006 - Wake Forest 14, Duke 13

    With six seconds left, Duke appeared ready to win the game with a 27-yard field goal. However, Chip Vaughan leaped high to block the game-winning kick sending the Demon Deacons spilling onto the field in celebration.

    The blocked field goal attempt to preserve Wake's win.



    GAME 10

    November 4, 2006 - #22 Wake Forest 21, #16 Boston College 14

    Kevin Marion converted an end-around into an 81-yard touchdown run and Patrick Ghee intercepted a pass in the end zone with just under a minute left as Wake Forest held off No. 16 Boston College. The win improved the Deacons to 8-1 on the year and set the stage for the Deacons to claim the ACC Atlantic Division title.

    Fans storm the field after Wake defeated BC.



    GAME 11

    September 22, 2007 - Wake Forest 31, Maryland 24

    Wake Forest trailed Maryland 24-3 late in the third quarter as the Terps drove the ball to the Deacon 3-yard line. Poised to go up 31-3, momentum swayed when Alphonso Smith stepped in front of a Maryland pass and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown. Wake would tie the game at 24 before winning in overtime.

    The team celebrates its defeat of Maryland.



    GAME 12

    October 11, 2007 - Wake Forest 24, #21 Florida State 21

    Josh Adams rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns, including an 83-yard jaunt, and Riley Skinner threw a pair of touchdown passes to lead Wake Forest to a 24-21 win over 21st-ranked Florida State in front of a national ESPN audience on a Thursday evening.

    Kenny Moore celebrates the go-ahead touchdown.




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