NCAA Game Summary - Wake Forest at Boston College|
(Saturday, September 1st)
Final Score: Boston College 38, Wake Forest 28
Chestnut Hill, MA (Sports Network) - Matt Ryan completed 32-of-52 passes for
a career-high 408 yards and five touchdowns as the Boston College Eagles
defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 38-28, in ACC play.
Brandon Robinson hauled in nine passes for 127 yards and a touchdown for
Boston College (1-0, 1-0 ACC), while Rich Gunnell chipped in with four
receptions for 54 yards and two scores.
Riley Skinner threw for 236 yards and a touchdown on 28-of-37 pass attempts,
but he was also intercepted three times for Wake Forest (0-1, 0-1). Late in
the third quarter, however, Skinner was injured scrambling from the pocket and
he left the game. He was replaced by Brett Hodges, who threw for 130 yards and
a score on 17-of-23 tosses. Kenneth Moore had a big night in the setback, as
he caught a school-record tying 15 passes for 126 yards and a score.
Ryan saw his first pass of the season intercepted by Alphonso Smith, who
returned the pick 21 yards for a Wake Forest touchdown. The Demon Deacons
added another touchdown midway through the period, as Skinner connected with
Moore for a five-yard score.
Boston College found the end zone late in the first quarter, as Ryan and Kevin
Challenger hooked up for a 19-yard scoring strike.
In the second quarter, Boston College tied the game at 14-14 when Ryan hit
Gunnell for a 38-yard touchdown.
A.J. Brooks fumbled just two minutes before halftime on the Boston College 38
yard line, and Wake Forest's Chip Vaughn recovered the loose ball and took it
in for a score.
The lead, however, was short lived, as Ryan tied the game at 21-21 with a 22-
yard touchdown pass to Clarence Megwa with 55 seconds remaining in the half.
Midway through the third stanza, Ryan completed yet another touchdown toss,
this time finding Robinson from 10 yards away.
In the closing minutes of the third quarter, Ryan threw his fifth touchdown
pass of the day, hooking up with Gunnell for a second time, a five-yard strike
that padded Boston College's lead to 35-21.
Early in the fourth quarter, Hodges hit Kevin Harris for an eight-yard
touchdown pass, and the Demon Deacons cut the Boston College' lead to 35-28.
Steve Aponavicius put the game out of reach for good late in the final period,
hitting a 27-yard field goal to preserve the Boston College victory.
09/01 21:17:14 ET