GAMEDAY College Football

Wake Forest 45, Vanderbilt 25

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sam Hartman passed for 300 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 23 Wake Forest beat Vanderbilt 45-25.

Hartman connected on 18 of 27 passes after he missed Wake Forest's opener against VMI because of a blood clot. The fifth-year quarterback directed the Demon Deacons to 11 wins and a trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game last season.

Hartman's 68-yard touchdown pass to A.T. Perry lifted Wake Forest (2-0) to a 14-3 lead with 36 seconds left in the first quarter. He found Christian Turner for a 2-yarder early in the second quarter, and then threw second-half touchdown passes to Taylor Morin and Cameron Hite.

A.J. Swann passed for two touchdowns for Vanderbilt in relief of Mike Wright. Swann also ran for a 2-point conversion.

Re'Mahn Davis had 18 carries for 87 yards for the Commodores (2-1), including a 2-yarder with 11:06 left in the first half that trimmed Wake Forest's lead to 21-10.

The Demon Deacons went ahead to stay when Wright threw a pass to the left under pressure that was intercepted by Coby Davis and returned 31 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.

THE TAKEAWAY

Wake Forest: Solid performance by the Demon Deacons defense, which held the Commodores to 294 total yards, 113 on the ground. Vanderbilt averaged 512.5 total yards and 52.5 points through its first two games.

Vanderbilt: Wright had combined for 10 touchdowns in his first two games but was held to only one by Wake Forest. The scoring drive started at the Wake Forest 24-yard line when a punt by Matt Hayball was mishandled by Morin and recovered by Jameson Van Wharton for the Commodores. Davis went in from the 2.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter WakeVandy
Vandy FG 8:48 Joseph Bulovas 35 yd FG 0 3
Wake TD 2:11 Coby Davis 31 yd interception return (Matthew Dennis kick) 7 3
Wake TD 0:36 A.T. Perry 68 yd pass from Sam Hartman (Matthew Dennis kick) 14 3
Second Quarter WakeVandy
Wake TD 14:56 Christian Turner 2 yd pass from Sam Hartman (Matthew Dennis kick) 21 3
Vandy TD 11:06 Ray Davis 2 yd run (Joseph Bulovas kick) 21 10
Third Quarter WakeVandy
Wake TD 12:10 Taylor Morin 9 yd pass from Sam Hartman (Matthew Dennis kick) 28 10
Wake TD 4:28 Cameron Hite 17 yd pass from Sam Hartman (Matthew Dennis kick) 35 10
Vandy TD 1:53 Will Sheppard 6 yd pass from AJ Swann (AJ SWANN 2pt run) 35 18
Fourth Quarter WakeVandy
Wake TD 14:28 Quinton Cooley 24 yd run (Matthew Dennis kick) 42 18
Wake FG 4:48 Matthew Dennis 21 yd FG 45 18
Vandy TD 2:09 Gavin Schoenwald 7 yd pass from AJ Swann (Joseph Bulovas kick) 45 25
Team Stats
  Wake Forest Vanderbilt
First downs 21 11
  Rushing 8 4
  Passing 12 7
  Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Efficiency 4-12, 33% 2-13, 15%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 40-151 34-113
Passing Yards 300 181
Return Yards 109 64
Completions-Attempts-Int 18-27-0 16-26-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2--6 1--7
Punts 5 8
Punts-Average 42.2 44.9
Fumbles Lost 1-1 3-2
Penalties - Yards 5-31 3-23
Time of Possession 30:13 29:47
Wake Forest Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Hartman 18 27 300 4 0
Vanderbilt Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Swann 8 11 146 2 0
M. Wright 8 15 35 0 1
Wake Forest Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
Q. Cooley 9 57 6.3 1
C. Turner 11 44 4.0 0
J. Ellison 11 29 2.6 0
S. Hartman 6 12 2.0 0
W. Towns 2 11 5.5 0
Vanderbilt Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Davis 18 87 4.8 1
M. Wright 8 17 2.1 0
C. Gillespie 4 7 1.8 0
C. Lutz 2 5 2.5 0
J. McGowan 1 4 4.0 0
A. Swann 1 -7 -7.0 0
Wake Forest Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Perry 5 142 28.4 1
D. Greene 4 53 13.3 0
T. Morin 4 44 11.0 1
J. Banks 2 28 14.0 0
C. Hite 1 17 17.0 1
B. Whiteheart 1 14 14.0 0
C. Turner 1 2 2.0 1
Vanderbilt Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. McGowan 3 56 18.7 0
W. Sheppard 4 45 11.3 1
J. Ball 1 36 36.0 0
C. Lutz 1 27 27.0 0
R. Davis 5 21 4.2 0
G. Schoenwald 1 7 7.0 1
M. Wright 1 -11 -11.0 0
Wake Forest Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Davis 1 31
Vanderbilt Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Wake Forest Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
I. Mora 5 211 42.2
Vanderbilt Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Hayball 8 359 44.9
Wake Forest Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Morin 3 21 7.0
Vanderbilt Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Wake Forest Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Williams 2 57 28.5
Vanderbilt Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. McGowan 2 41 20.5
C. Lutz 1 23 23.0
Wake Forest Missed FG
Player Length
Vanderbilt Missed FG
Player Length




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