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(Saturday, September 22)
Final Score: Wake Forest 49, Army 37
Winston-Salem, NC (Sports Network) - Josh Harris and Deandre Martin both rushed for more than 100 yards and scored two touchdowns apiece, as the Wake Forest Demon Deacons claimed a 49-37 win over Army at BB&T Field.
Michael Campanaro ran for a touchdown to go along with a game-high 12 catches for 153 yards and two TDs receiving for the Demon Deacons (3-1), who were coming off a 52-0 loss at Florida State a week ago. Tanner Price completed 15- of-24 passes for 221 yards in the win.
The Black Knights (0-3) remain winless on the season despite a game-high 140 rushing yards from Raymond Maples and another 112 yards and a TD from Larry Dixon. Quarterback Trent Steelman scored three times on the ground and added a passing TD.
The first five drives of the game produced five touchdowns.
Army marched right down the field on the game's opening possession, and Steelman capped the 75-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown run. However, the extra-point attempt was blocked.
Wake Forest answered with a long touchdown drive of its own, as Campanaro scored on a four-yard run to give the Demon Deacons a 7-6 lead midway through the opening frame.
The seesaw battle continued on the ensuing possession, as Dixon responded with a 12-yard touchdown run to put Army back on top.
The Demon Deacons capped the first-quarter scoring with a 41-yard scoring strike from Price to Campanaro.
Army struck first in the second quarter, as Steelman polished off an 11-play, 73-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown plunge with 11:41 remaining in the half.
The scoring would settle down until the 4:29 mark of the second quarter, when Price found Campanaro for another touchdown, this time from seven yards.
Army kicker Dan Grochowski made a 21-yard field goal as time expired in the first half, sending the Black Knights into the locker room with a 23-21 advantage at intermission.
Wake Forest drew first blood in the third quarter, as Harris eluded several defenders on a nifty 19-yard touchdown run at the 12:05 mark. Less than two minutes later, the Demon Deacons pushed their lead to 35-23 on Martin's 10- yard TD scamper, which was set up by a fumble recovery deep in Army territory.
However, Army would not go away. Steelman responded by leading his team on a nine-play, 75-yard scoring drive, which he capped with a two-yard touchdown run.
But on the ensuing possession, Harris found the end zone again for Wake Forest, this time on a 63-yard burst to put the Demon Deacons on top, 42-30.
Army trimmed the deficit to 42-37 at the 2:07 mark of the third quarter on Steelman's 13-yard scoring strike to Raymond Maples, following a nine-play, 75-yard drive.
The score would remain that way until the 2:50 mark of the fourth quarter, when Martin broke free for a 37-yard touchdown scamper to put the Demon Deacons on top, 49-37.
The teams combined for more than 1,000 yards of total offense. Harris (129 rushing yards) and Martin (115) became the first Demon Deacon teammates to eclipse 100 rushing yards in the same game since 2005.
09/22 17:19:04 ET
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