Wake Forest endured another heartbreaking defeat on Saturday, this time at the hands of Boston College. Parents and students sat together in the stands for Parents Weekend and watched in despair as the Demon Deacons struggled for most of the game. Ultimately, they fell short to the Eagles 23-17.
Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy threw for 165 yards and a touchdown. Wake QB John Wolford put up a solid effort, but was picked off by Justin Simmons on a pass that could have turned the game around for the Demon Deacons.
The Eagles struck first on a 30-yard field goal by Alex Howell. Later, in the very last seconds of the quarter, BC running back John Hilliman scored on a 33-yard touchdown run that put the Eagles up 10-0 heading into the second quarter.
The second quarter was fairly uneventful aside from Hilliman’s second rushing touchdown of the day. The game looked pretty bleak for Wake Forest, who had mustered zero points in the first half and trailed 17-0.
With 7:05 left in the third quarter, Wake scored their first points of the day after Mike Weaver’s 28-yard field goal, cutting the deficit to two touchdowns.
BC scored again early in the fourth quarter when Tyler Murphy connected on a 37-yard touchdown pass to Shakim Phillips. Wake Forest wide receiver E.J Scott scored on a 3-yard run after a 15-play drive. The Deacons kept fighting and continued to chip away at the lead. However, after cutting the deficit to just six points after a 1-yard run by freshman running back Isaiah Robinson, Wake Forest failed to score again.
Overall, this was an upsetting loss for Wake Forest fans. The effort was there in the second half but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to produce a win.
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