NCAAF Game Recap - Wake Forest at Boston College
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Clem
21
UNC
20
F
Miss
31
Ala
59
F
OHSt
48
Neb
7
F
TxTch
16
Okla
55
F
MisSt
23
Aub
56
F
NW
15
Wisc
24
F
Tows
0
Fla
38
F
UVA
20
ND
35
F
PSU
59
MD
0
F
MidTN
3
Iowa
48
F
AzSt
24
Cal
17
F
USC
14
Wash
28
F
WaSt
13
Utah
38
F
Rut
0
Mich
52
F
UConn
21
UCF
56
F
TxAM
31
Ark
27
F
K St
13
OkSt
26
F
Ind
31
MSU
40
F
Navy
23
Mem
35
F
Duke
45
VaTec
10
F
SJSU
24
AF
41
F
C Mi
15
WestMI
31
F
Buff
20
MiaOH
34
F
NIU
18
Vand
24
F
Kans
14
TCU
51
F
BYU
21
Toled
28
F
HolyC
3
Syr
41
F
Del
14
Pitt
17
F
CoCar
37
App
56
F
IASt
21
Bayl
23
F
GATec
2
Temp
24
F
Minn
38
Purd
31
F
Akr
29
UMass
37
F
FlAtl
45
Char
27
F
Wake
27
BC
24
F
SMU
48
SoFL
21
F
Cin
52
Marsh
14
F
ArkSt
50
Troy
43
F
ULLaf
37
GaSo
24
F
ECU
24
OD
21
F
NM
10
Lib
17
F
SoAl
17
ULMon
30
F
Stan
31
OreSt
28
F
UAB
13
W Ky
20
F
Nich
3
TxSt
24
F
UTEP
13
SMiss
31
F
LaTec
23
Rice
20
F OT
ColSt
24
UtSt
34
F
KY
7
SCar
24
F
NCSt
13
FlaSt
31
F
UNLV
17
Wyo
53
F
Fres
30
NMSt
17
F
Hou
46
NorTx
25
F
Hawaii
54
Nev
3
F
UCLA
17
Ariz
20
F

Sep 28, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Wake Forest (5-0)

10

7

3

7

27

Boston College (3-2)

0

17

0

7

24

Newman and Wake's 3rd down plays beat BC 27-24
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:11 PM

BOSTON (AP) Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson figured the best defense for Boston College's big running backs was to simply stay on the field on offense.

Boy, did they do that impressively.

Jamie Newman threw for two touchdowns and Wake Forest relied on its extremely efficient third-down conversions Saturday to beat the Eagles 27-24.

Newman completed 21 of 33 passes for 243 yards but was picked off once. He also ran for 102 yards, and Cade Carney added a TD run for Wake Forest (5-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which went 17 of 24 on third-down attempts.

Anthony Brown was 21 of 29 for 268 yards with two TDs and two interceptions. Running back David Bailey threw for a TD and caught one, and AJ Dillon carried 23 times for 159 yards for BC (3-2, 1-1).

"Every week with our football team we come up with a big three for each side of the ball," Clawson said. "On offense this week, one of the big three was third-down conversions - that we have to stay on the field against this group."

Clinging to a three-point lead early in the fourth quarter, Newman lofted a 27-yard TD to Scotty Washington, who made a leaping grab over Jason Maitre to make it 27-17.

The Eagles had 536 total yards to Wake Forest's 440.

"We told our guys earlier in the week this is going to a be a four-quarter, one-score game," Clawson said.

BC then sliced it to 27-24 when Bailey hit tight end Chris Garrison with a 16-yard scoring toss with just under seven minutes left.

"We had some self-inflicted wounds and some penalties that didn't need to happen," Brown said. "Other than that, I really don't know what to say."

But the Demon Deacons converted a couple more third downs before punting the ball back in the closing seconds.

"I think we're a very smart team and I think we know our situations very well," Newman said.

Trailing 20-17, BC was lining up for a 43-yard field attempt when it was whistled for a delay of game as Aaron Boumerhi booted it through the uprights. Then, on the next attempt, the Eagles bounced the snap before holder Dennis Grosel threw an incomplete pass deep.

"We had several third downs that we failed to get off on, but we also made some plays as well," BC coach Steve Addazio said. "At the end of that game, we made more plays than they did, but they converted on more scoring opportunities."

The teams were tied 17-all at halftime.

On BC's first possession of the second half, Addazio passed on a field goal opportunity on a fourth-and-3 at the Wake Forest 21 and Brown's pass was picked off by Amari Henderson - his second of the game.

"Our analytics said to go for it there," Addazio said.

The Demon Deacons then marched 78 yards in a school record-tying drive of 20 plays, converting four third downs, before Nick Sciba kicked his second 22-yard field goal of the game, making it 20-17.

Brown hit Bailey with a 4-yard scoring toss on a shovel pass to tie it with 41 seconds left before halftime.

FINDING THE END ZONE

Wake Forest wide receiver Sage Surrat caught a 6-yard TD pass late in the second quarter, out-battling defensive back Brandon Sebastian in the right corner.

It gave him a TD reception for a school-record seventh straight game.

JOINING IN

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter helped fire up the crowd by throwing T-shirts into the BC student section.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Entering the day, Wake Forest was just outside The AP Top 25. With a loss by a school in the lower portion of the poll, the Demon Deacons will likely find themselves inside.

THE TAKEAWAY

Wake Forest: The last time the Demon Deacons opened 5-0 they went to the Orange Bowl in 2007. The win gave them seven straight, including the last two last year to match a 75-year old school record.

Boston College: The season only gets tougher for the Eagles, who have to play five of their last seven on the road.

UP NEXT

Wake Forest: Off next week. Hosts Louisville on Oct. 12.

Boston College: At Louisville next Saturday.

Passing

Wake Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Newman 33 21 63.6 2 243 34 1 93.4
BC Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Grosel 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
A. Brown 29 21 72.4 2 265 33 2 94.8

Rushing

Wake Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Newman 23 102 4.4 50 0
C. Carney 24 58 2.4 8 1
BC Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Dillon 23 159 6.9 33 0
D. Bailey 9 44 4.9 25 0

Receiving

Wake Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Washington 5 94 18.8 34 1
K. Hinton 6 67 11.2 26 0
BC Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Glines 3 43 14.3 17 0
H. Long 3 39 13.0 15 0

Fumbles

Returning

Wake KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
S. Surratt 0 - 0 0 2 8.5 0 17
BC KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Levy 3 26.0 0 45 2 14.5 0 19

Punting

Wake Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Maggio 5 231 46.2 60
BC Punt Yds Avg LgPu
G. Carlson 4 154 38.5 50

Takeaways

Wake Int Yds InTD
A. Henderson 1 2 0
E. Bassey 1 1 0
BC Int Yds InTD
M. Palmer 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Wake BC
Points For 27 24
Total Yards 440 533
Rushing Yards 197 252
Passing Yards 243 281
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/33 22/31
Turnovers 1 2
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/0
First Downs 22 26
Penalties - Yards 3/15 6/40
Time Of Possession 51:51 9:09
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 17/24 2/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 3/5
Punts - Average Yards 5/46 4/38

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Wake BC
Wake 6:13 TD Cade Carney 5 yd run (Nick Sciba kick) 7 0
Wake 12:47 FG Nick Sciba 22 yd FG 10 0
2nd Quarter Wake BC
BC 2:04 FG Aaron Boumerhi 22 yd FG 10 3
BC 6:06 TD Zay Flowers 26 yd pass from Anthony Brown (Aaron Boumerhi kick) 10 10
Wake 11:46 TD Sage Surratt 6 yd pass from Jamie Newman (Nick Sciba kick) 17 10
BC 14:19 TD David Bailey 4 yd pass from Anthony Brown (Aaron Boumerhi kick) 17 17
3rd Quarter Wake BC
Wake 10:13 FG Nick Sciba 22 yd FG 20 17
4th Quarter Wake BC
Wake 5:13 TD Scotty Washington 27 yd pass from Jamie Newman (Nick Sciba kick) 27 17
BC 8:21 TD Chris Garrison 16 yd pass from David Bailey (Aaron Boumerhi kick) 27 24

Game Information

Stadium: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Attendance: 39,352
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