Wake Forest Demon Deacons defeat Army in final seconds


The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have not liked the road in two years since their last visit to West Point. There were times that they certainly looked as if they were going to go away unhappy from this one as well. First John Wolford was knocked out of the game. Then came the turnovers. They had a comeback and then lost it. At the last second Alex Kinal had correct a bad hold so that Mike Weaver could kick the game winner with four seconds left. It was quite the football game.

X – Live By the Freshman…

Losing Wolford brought in freshman quarterback Kendall Hinton. Hinton brought in a new element for the Wake Forest offense, the scramble. If plays were not there, Hinton could run and he did. Some were designed, but a lot of it was ad libbed. Hinton tallied 101 yards on the day. He was responsible for running in both Wake Forest touchdowns. Hinton’s running a couple clutch catches took Wake from down 0-7 to up 14-7 in the fourth quarter.

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Y – Die by the Freshman

Hinton threw two interceptions in successive series to keep Army in it. They scored off one of those and missed a field goal that could have been important later on. Wake really kept Army in the game with turnovers. Army’s offense never really got on track and their two touchdowns were beneficiaries of good field position from those picks. To be fair, Army’s first score was due to the sole Wolford pick.

Z – Why throw it to anyone other than Cam Serigne?

The Wake Forest sophomore tight end did not lead the team in receiving, but he caught balls that extended drives. This included a catch that resulted in a first down that got Wake to thinking about trying a winning kick.

I hope Wolford is okay, but Coach Dave Clawson and his staff showed they could make it work with Hinton if necessary. Also don’t want to forget a big defensive performance by Wake.

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