Boxscore
Syracuse 36, Wake Forest 29
Thursday, September 1, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Carrier Dome
Attendance - 40833

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Wake Forest 3 17 6 3 0 29
Syracuse 0 7 7 15 7 36

Recap


Syracuse was far from pretty but plenty patient in mounting a 15-point fourth-quarter comeback and shocking Wake Forest in overtime, 36-29, Thursday night in the Carrier Dome.

Ryan Nassib showed all the poise one would expect of a senior quarterback, capping the season-opener with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Van Chew in the extra session.

Nassib and the Orange offense exploded for 29 points in the second half after having just one drive of more than three plays in the first half. He finished 20-of-28 for 178 yards and three touchdowns, but his most important pass came on a 2-point conversion to Chew with 7:07 left in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 29. Antown Bailey scored a 53-yard touchdown on the drive and finished with 115 yards rushing.

An interception on the ensuing Wake drive by Kevyn Scott put the Orange in position to win in regulation, but the Demon Deacons blocked a 33-yard field goal attempt by Ross Krautman with 2:07 left.

Wake Forest, which was picked to finish last in the Atlantic Division of the ACC, looked primed for the upset after Tanner Price continuously carved up the defense and fired his third touchdown pass of the near the end of the third quarter. The sophomore, though, was knocked out late in the fourth with a leg injury and backup Ted Stachitas failed to rally the offense.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:54
Wake Forest   FG  Syracuse 0 - Wake Forest 3
2nd Quarter - 14:27
Wake Forest   FG  Syracuse 0 - Wake Forest 6
2nd Quarter - 9:29
Syracuse   TD  Syracuse 7 - Wake Forest 6
2nd Quarter - 9:20
Wake Forest   TD  Syracuse 7 - Wake Forest 13
2nd Quarter - 2:18
Wake Forest   TD  Syracuse 7 - Wake Forest 20
3rd Quarter - 5:33
Syracuse   TD  Syracuse 14 - Wake Forest 20
3rd Quarter - 0:20
Wake Forest   TD  Syracuse 14 - Wake Forest 26
4th Quarter - 11:02
Wake Forest   FG  Syracuse 14 - Wake Forest 29
4th Quarter - 8:26
Syracuse   TD  Syracuse 21 - Wake Forest 29
4th Quarter - 7:07
Syracuse   TD  Syracuse 29 - Wake Forest 29
OT - 0:00
Syracuse   TD  Syracuse 36 - Wake Forest 29
TEAMS

Team Records

  Wake Forest Syracuse
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Wake Forest Syracuse
Score 29 36
First Downs 23 15
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-19
37%
3-for-11
27%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-3
67%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 406 299
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 43-80 30-121
Average/Rush 1.9 4.0
Passing
Comp-Att 24-41 20-28
Passing Yards 326 178
Average/Pass Play 7.4 6.1
Penalties-Yards 10-94 8-76
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 35:51 24:09

PLAYER STATS

Wake Forest (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Price 18/31 289 3 0
T. Stachitas 6/10 37 0 1
Syracuse (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Nassib 20/28 178 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Harris 22 66 3.0 0
B. Pendergrass 9 30 3.3 0
T. Price 7 6 0.9 0
T. Bohanon 2 5 2.5 0
T. Stachitas 1 -6 -6.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Bailey 25 114 4.6 2
A. Harris 2 10 5.0 0
P. Gulley 1 2 2.0 0
R. Nassib 2 -5 -2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Givens 7 170 24.3 2
M. Campanaro 7 79 11.3 1
T. Davis 2 29 14.5 0
C. Ford 3 17 5.7 0
B. Pendergrass 2 15 7.5 0
A. Parker 1 8 8.0 0
D. Dembry 2 8 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
V. Chew 4 60 15.0 1
A. Lemon 7 52 7.4 0
N. Provo 3 33 11.0 1
P. Gulley 2 23 11.5 0
D. Stevens 2 6 3.0 0
A. Harris 1 2 2.0 1
D. Graham 1 2 2.0 0
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