East Carolina 16

(0-4, 0-3 away)

Wake Forest 34

(3-1, 2-1 home)

6:30 PM ET, September 20, 2003

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ECU 0 3 7 616
WAKE 7 10 14 334


WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Wake Forest finally got a scheduling break and took advantage of it.

Chris Barclay, Willie Idlette and D'Angelo Bryant each rushed for touchdowns as the Demon Deacons rebounded from their first loss with a 34-17 victory over winless East Carolina.

Playing its first contest against a non-bowl team in six games, Wake Forest (3-1) put together three long scoring drives in the first half to take control and bounce back from last week's defeat to Purdue.

Idlette capped an 11-play drive with a five-yard TD run that opened the scoring with 7:34 left in the first quarter.

After the teams traded field goals, Wake Forest put together a 12-play drive to take a 17-3 lead on Bryant's two-yard scamper with 18 seconds left in the half.

East Carolina (0-3) closed to 17-10 on Ryan Dougherty's nine-yard TD scamper with 2:21 left in the third quarter, but Wake Forest scored twice in just under two minutes to put away the contest.

Just 16 seconds later, Cory Randolph found Jason Anderson for a 79-yard TD strike. Barclay scored on a four-yard run with 32 seconds left in the third to make it 31-10.

Randolph completed just 7-of-14 passes for 131 yards for the Demon Deacons, who rushed for 193 yards. Barclay led the way with 55 yards on 17 carries.

Desmond Robinson completed 22-of-32 passes for 190 yards for the Pirates, but was intercepted three times.

Wake Forest has won four of six meetings with East Carolina.