Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mistakes cost Deacs chance at upset

Wake Forest made a series of late mistakes and gave up a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to lose 28-27 to 18th-ranked Miami Saturday at soggy BB&T Field in Winston-Salem.

The Deacons were leading 27-14 when Devon Brown lost a fumbled punt return at the Miami 2-yard line early in the fourth quarter, setting up a two-yard score by Tervaris Jackson.

The Hurricanes then took the lead with a nine-play, 82-yard drive that included conversions on third-and-10 and fourth-and-10 to keep the possession alive. Travis Benjamin caught a 13-yard touchdown pass with 1:08 remaining.

The Deacons managed to try a 60-yard field goal as time expired but it was well short.

Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner left the game with a possible concussion early in the fourth quarter and did not return.

-- Ron Green Jr.


Anonymous said...

I am a huge Cane fan and we stole that game from Wake today. Miami was outplayed and out coached.

Anonymous said...

Amen. Wake played a great game, and Canes were flat. Whipple proved to be less than a genius. Canes were lucky, and had Skinner played the final moments, the outcome would have been different.

Anonymous said...

Wake back to being Wake. No bowl in sight.