Boxscore
Wake Forest 24, Duke 23
Saturday, October 22, 2011 12:30 PM
Location - Wallace Wade Stadium
Attendance - 22258

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Wake Forest 7 10 0 7 24
Duke 0 3 10 10 23

Recap


Chris Givens’ 66-yard touchdown reception was Wake Forest’s only big play of the second half, but it was enough to hold off Duke, 24-23, on Saturday afternoon in Durham.

After Duke turned a 17-3 halftime deficit into a 23-17 lead midway through the fourth quarter, Tanner Price hit a streaking Givens down the sideline to reclaim the lead. Before that play, Duke (3-4, 1-2 ACC) had outgained Wake 240-1 in yardage and ran 39 more plays in the second half. The win keeps Wake (5-2, 4-1 ACC) in prime position in the Atlantic Division, which could be decided when it travels to No. 7 Clemson next month.

A win over Wake was almost imperative for Duke’s dreams of its first bowl bid since 1994. The crushing loss, its 12th straight to Wake, now means Duke will likely have to upset either ranked Virginia Tech or Georgia Tech to reach the postseason.

Those contests might be a bit more competitive if Anthony Boone finds himself under center for the Blue Devils. The freshman replaced starter Sean Renfree, who suffered a leg injury in the third quarter, and ignited the ACC’s worst red-zone offense with two consecutive rushing touchdowns. In fact, Duke scored on each of its first four possessions of the second half to take a six-point lead with 7:14 left.

A Duke defense that gambled and won most of the day, though, was burned by Givens just moments later. The ACC’s leading receiver also found the end zone on a 26-yard reception to open the scoring in the first quarter.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 4:37
Wake Forest   TD  Duke 0 - Wake Forest 7
2nd Quarter - 13:23
Wake Forest   FG  Duke 0 - Wake Forest 10
2nd Quarter - 4:01
Wake Forest   TD  Duke 0 - Wake Forest 17
2nd Quarter - 0:04
Duke   FG  Duke 3 - Wake Forest 17
3rd Quarter - 9:30
Duke   FG  Duke 6 - Wake Forest 17
3rd Quarter - 2:16
Duke   TD  Duke 13 - Wake Forest 17
4th Quarter - 11:35
Duke   TD  Duke 20 - Wake Forest 17
4th Quarter - 7:14
Duke   FG  Duke 23 - Wake Forest 17
4th Quarter - 6:52
Wake Forest   TD  Duke 23 - Wake Forest 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Wake Forest Duke
W/L 5 - 2 - 0 3 - 4 - 0
Conference 4 - 1 - 0 1 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Wake Forest Duke
Score 24 23
First Downs 13 25
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-12
17%
9-for-22
41%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
4-for-5
80%
Total Yards 305 372
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 26-90 44-148
Average/Rush 3.5 3.4
Passing
Comp-Att 15-25 29-47
Passing Yards 215 224
Average/Pass Play 7.4 4.6
Penalties-Yards 5-47 6-50
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 21:53 38:07

PLAYER STATS

Wake Forest (5 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Price 15/25 215 2 0
Duke (3 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Renfree 28/45 213 0 1
A. Boone 1/2 11 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Pendergrass 15 43 2.9 1
T. Price 9 29 3.2 0
C. Givens 1 13 13.0 0
M. Campanaro 1 5 5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Thompson 11 62 5.6 0
D. Scott 10 49 4.9 0
A. Boone 11 19 1.7 2
J. Hollingsworth 5 15 3.0 0
S. Renfree 7 3 0.4 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Givens 6 147 24.5 2
M. Campanaro 4 46 11.5 0
C. Ford 2 13 6.5 0
T. Davis 1 11 11.0 0
B. Pendergrass 2 -2 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Vernon 7 59 8.4 0
C. Helfet 4 46 11.5 0
D. Varner 4 44 11.0 0
D. Scott 5 33 6.6 0
T. Watkins 4 25 6.2 0
J. Hollingsworth 2 11 5.5 0
J. Thompson 1 4 4.0 0
B. Braxton 1 3 3.0 0
J. Crowder 1 -1 -1.0 0
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