GAMEDAY College Football

Wake Forest 37, Virginia 17

Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Sam Hartman threw three touchdown passes and Wake Forest scored on its first seven possessions in a 37-17 victory against Virginia.

The Demon Deacons (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their fifth in a row against the Cavaliers as Hartman connected on scoring throws of 39 yards to Taylor Morin and 12 yards each to Blake Whiteheart and A.T. Perry.

The Cavaliers (2-2, 0-2) nearly failed for the second week in a row to force a punt, following a 59-39 loss to No. 21 North Carolina in which they allowed 699 yards by allowing 473 to the Demon Deacons, many coming on big plays.

Wake Forest finally kicked the ball away with a 37-17 lead and 8:36 to go.

The Demon Deacons drove 75 yards in the opening 2:41 with Hartman finding Morin all by himself for a 39-yard touchdown. Justice Ellison later burst free for a 63-yard run to start a drive and finished it with a 1-yard dive to make it 17-3.

Virginia trailed 20-3 at halftime and tried to make a game of it with a pair of third quarter touchdown drives, but Hartman and Wake Forest answered each with one of their own, sending fans streaming for the exits.

Brennan Armstrong, who threw for 554 yards last week, topped 400 yards for the third consecutive game. He hit on 33 of 59 passes for 407 yards and hit Jelani Woods on a 17-yard scoring throw and Dontayvion Wicks from 22 yards.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter WakeUVa
Wake TD 12:19 Taylor Morin 39 yard TD pass from Sam Hartman (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 7 0
Wake FG 2:34 Nick Sciba 46 yard field goal 10 0
Second Quarter WakeUVa
UVa FG 12:07 Justin Duenkel 21 yard field goal 10 3
Wake TD 9:25 Justice Ellison 1 yard TD run (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 17 3
Wake FG 1:31 Nick Sciba 23 yard field goal 20 3
Third Quarter WakeUVa
UVa TD 12:37 Jelani Woods 17 yard TD pass from Brennan Armstrong (Justin Duenkel Extra Point) 20 10
Wake TD 9:02 Blake Whiteheart 12 yard TD pass from Sam Hartman (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 27 10
UVa TD 5:02 Dontayvion Wicks 22 yard TD pass from Brennan Armstrong (Brendan Farrell Extra Point) 27 17
Wake TD 1:42 A.T. Perry 12 yard TD pass from Sam Hartman (Nick Sciba Extra Point) 34 17
Fourth Quarter WakeUVa
Wake FG 12:56 Nick Sciba 35 yard field goal 37 17
Team Stats
  Wake Forest Virginia
First downs 25 32
  Rushing 10 7
  Passing 12 23
  Penalty 3 2
3rd Down Efficiency 6-16, 38% 8-16, 50%
4th down efficiency 2-2, 100% 1-3, 33%
Rushes-Yards 45-203 28-101
Passing Yards 270 390
Return Yards 23 91
Completions-Attempts-Int 17-28-0 32-58-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 6-37
Punts 3 2
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties - Yards 5-40 11-83
Wake Forest Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Hartman 17 28 270 3 0
Virginia Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Armstrong 32 58 390 2 1
Wake Forest Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Ellison 13 86 6.6 1
C. Turner 12 54 4.5 0
C. Beal-Smith 16 47 2.9 0
S. Hartman 4 16 4.0 0
Virginia Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Hollins 6 36 6.0 0
B. Armstrong 17 33 1.9 0
D. Darrington 4 21 5.3 0
R. Walker Jr. 1 11 11.0 0
Wake Forest Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Roberson 4 91 22.8 0
T. Morin 3 63 21.0 1
A. Perry 4 37 9.3 1
K. Williams 2 34 17.0 0
B. Whiteheart 2 32 16.0 1
D. Stewart 1 8 8.0 0
L. Ngassam Nya 1 5 5.0 0
Virginia Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Wicks 8 114 14.3 1
J. Woods 4 73 18.3 1
R. Henry 4 52 13.0 0
B. Kemp IV 7 50 7.1 0
M. Fields 3 35 11.7 0
K. Thompson 2 35 17.5 0
M. Hollins 2 20 10.0 0
D. Darrington 1 7 7.0 0
G. Misch 1 4 4.0 0
Wake Forest Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Davis 1 0
Virginia Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Wake Forest Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
I. Mora 3 119 39.7
Virginia Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Finn 2 86 43.0
Wake Forest Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Morin 1 8 8.0
Virginia Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Clary 1 0 0
Wake Forest Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Williams 1 15 15.0
Virginia Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Hollins 4 91 22.8
Wake Forest Missed FG
Player Length
Virginia Missed FG
Player Length




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