Deacs Hang Tough, Fall To FSU

Kevin Marion

Wake Forest proved once again that they could play on the same field as Florida State. The Deacons held tight with the Seminoles through the first three quarters, but the Seminoles pulled away from Jim Grobe's club in the fourth.

Through three quarters, the Demon Deacons were toe to toe with Florida State, matching the #4 ranked Seminoles on Saturday. Through the first three frames, the Demon Deacons were behind just 20-17 thanks in part to long touchdown runs from Kevin Marion and Chris Barclay.

In the fourth quarter, Florida State took over, scoring three fourth quarter touchdowns to take a 41-17 lead on the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest added a Kevin Marion touchdown run with just seconds remaining to close the final score to 41-24.

On the day, Cory Randolph completed 17-24 passes for 130 yards for the Demon Deacons. Chris Barclay led the Demon Deacons' rushing attack with 21 carries for 123-yards and a score. Kevin Marion added four rushes for 69-yards and two touchdowns in the loss. The Deacs' leading receiver was Florida native Demir Bolding who caught four balls for 58-yards.

With the loss, Wake Forest falls to 2-4 on the season, 1-2 in ACC play. Wake Forest will travel to Boston College next week.

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