GAMEDAY College Football

Wake Forest 70, Army 56

(AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

By JOHN KEKIS
AP Sports Writer

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Sam Hartman threw for a career-high 458 yards and five touchdowns in a big-play display and ran for another score, and No. 16 Wake Forest defeated Army with a 70-56 victory to remain unbeaten.

Army (4-3), which lost its third straight, had not defeated a ranked opponent since a 17-14 victory over Air Force in 1972, but the Black Knights made Wake Forest (7-0) earn it.

Hartman was unstoppable and rarely pressured, completing 23 of 29 passes and hitting touchdown passes of 41, 54 and two of 75 yards as he matched the Michie Stadium record for scoring passes. Army never led, and a costly interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter gave the Demon Deacons the breathing room they needed.

Two touchdown passes by Army's Jabari Laws, a 21-yarder to Isaiah Alston late in the third, and a 25-yarder to Tyrell Robinson midway through the fourth, kept it a one-possession game until Hartman scored on an 8-yard run with 6:57 left

Army rushed for 416 yards and finished with 595 yards offensively as the teams combined for 1,233 yards in a game that featured just one punt.

It was a one-possession game until the third quarter after Army knotted the score at 28-all on Jakobi Buchanan's 1-yard touchdown run.

Hartman came right back quickly, hitting Jaquarii Roberson over the middle for a 75-yard score.

The Black Knights then drove deep into Wake Forest on the ensuing possession and tried some trickery on a fourth-and-5. It backfired big-time when quarterback Cade Ballard, in his first play of the season, lined up as the holder and his pass into the left flat was intercepted by Traveon Redd, who returned it 83 yards for a touchdown and a 42-28 lead.

But the big plays just kept coming .

Anthony Adkins raced 71 yards for an Army score and Hartman responded with a 75-yard strike to Ke'Shawn Williams.

Army matched the Demon Deacons on the scoreboard in the first half until Christian Beal-Smith scored on a 13-yard run up the gut of the Army defense with 35 seconds left in the second quarter to give Wake Forest a 28-21 halftime lead.

Hartman guided the Demon Deacons to two quick scores in the first quarter. The second was keyed by two big plays. Pinned at his own 3, Hartman hit A.T. Perry for 50 yards down the middle and three plays later connected with Roberson for a 41-yard score and a 14-7 lead.

After Buchanan's 3-yard scoring run knotted the score at 14-all early in the second quarter, Hartman connected on a 54-yard scoring pass to Perry, who was free and clear after Army defender Cam Jones fell.

Army, which used three quarterbacks in the first half, tied it at 21-21 on Tyhier Tyler's 24-yard run up the middle with 3:17 left in the second. Army had failed on a fourth-and-2 play, but after a video review by the officiating crew, Wake Forest was penalized for having too many players and Tyler took advantage.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter WakeArmy
Wake TD 11:56 Christian Turner 3 yard TD run (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 7 0
Army TD 8:02 Brandon Walters 6 yard TD run (Cole Talley Extra Point) 7 7
Wake TD 6:43 Jaquarii Roberson 41 yard TD pass from Sam Hartman (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 14 7
Second Quarter WakeArmy
Army TD 11:55 Jakobi Buchanan 3 yard TD run (Cole Talley Extra Point) 14 14
Wake TD 10:48 A.T. Perry 54 yard TD pass from Sam Hartman (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 21 14
Army TD 3:17 Tyhier Tyler 24 yard TD run (Cole Talley Extra Point) 21 21
Wake TD 0:35 Christian Beal-Smith 13 yard TD run (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 28 21
Third Quarter WakeArmy
Army TD 11:38 Jakobi Buchanan 1 yard TD run (Cole Talley Extra Point) 28 28
Wake TD 10:32 Jaquarii Roberson 75 yard TD pass from Sam Hartman (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 35 28
Wake TD 6:04 Traveon Redd 83 yard interception return for TD (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 42 28
Army TD 5:30 Anthony Adkins 71 yard TD run (Cole Talley Extra Point) 42 35
Wake TD 5:16 Ke'Shawn Williams 75 yard TD pass from Sam Hartman (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 49 35
Fourth Quarter WakeArmy
Army TD 14:53 Isaiah Alston 21 yard TD pass from Jabari Laws (Cole Talley Extra Point) 49 42
Wake TD 11:43 Jaquarii Roberson 2 yard TD pass from Sam Hartman (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 56 42
Army TD 8:20 Tyrell Robinson 25 yard TD pass from Jabari Laws (Cole Talley Extra Point) 56 49
Wake TD 6:57 Sam Hartman 8 yard TD run (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 63 49
Wake TD 1:48 Justice Ellison 46 yard TD run (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 70 49
Army TD 0:39 Isaiah Alston 39 yard TD pass from Jabari Laws (Cole Talley Extra Point) 70 56
Team Stats
  Wake Forest Army West Point
First downs 24 32
  Rushing 6 21
  Passing 14 5
  Penalty 4 6
3rd Down Efficiency 7-8, 88% 9-16, 56%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 3-4, 75%
Rushes-Yards 23-180 70-416
Passing Yards 458 179
Return Yards 158 32
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-29-0 10-13-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 1-4
Punts 0 1
Fumbles Lost 0-0 3-1
Penalties - Yards 6-65 7-64
Wake Forest Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Hartman 23 29 458 5 0
Army West Point Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Laws 9 11 140 3 0
C. Anderson 1 1 39 0 0
C. Ballard 0 1 0 0 1
Wake Forest Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Beal-Smith 8 71 8.9 1
J. Ellison 5 66 13.2 1
C. Turner 5 23 4.6 1
S. Hartman 4 22 5.5 1
Army West Point Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Tyler 15 104 6.9 1
T. Robinson 11 98 8.9 0
A. Adkins 10 93 9.3 1
B. Walters 4 41 10.3 1
A. Howard 4 24 6.0 0
C. Barnard 4 16 4.0 0
J. Buchanan 7 14 2.0 2
J. Laws 10 13 1.3 0
R. Donaldson 1 9 9.0 0
T. Riley 1 6 6.0 0
B. Murphy 1 4 4.0 0
C. Anderson 1 -4 -4.0 0
Wake Forest Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Roberson 8 157 19.6 3
A. Perry 6 146 24.3 1
K. Williams 2 93 46.5 1
C. Beal-Smith 3 24 8.0 0
T. Morin 1 18 18.0 0
D. Stewart 2 17 8.5 0
J. Ellison 1 3 3.0 0
Army West Point Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
I. Alston 6 107 17.8 2
B. Walters 1 39 39.0 0
T. Robinson 3 33 11.0 1
Wake Forest Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Redd 1 83
Army West Point Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Wake Forest Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
Army West Point Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
Z. Harding 1 31 31.0
Wake Forest Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Army West Point Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Wake Forest Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Williams 3 49 16.3
J. Taylor 2 -1 -0.5
C. Beal-Smith 1 27 27.0
Army West Point Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Robinson 1 32 32.0
Wake Forest Missed FG
Player Length
Army West Point Missed FG
Player Length




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