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.