Liberty 14

(3-2, 1-2 away)

Wake Forest 34

(5-0, 3-0 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 30, 2006

BB&T Field, Winston-salem, NC

1 2 3 4 T
LIB 0 7 0 714
WAKE 10 17 0 734

Top Performers

Passing: B. Smith (LIB) - 211 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Harris (WAKE) - 8 CAR, 77 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: N. Morton (WAKE) - 6 REC, 127 YDS, 1 TD

Wake whips Liberty, 5-0 for first time since '87

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Riley Skinner threw for 218 yards and a touchdown, and Wake Forest remained unbeaten with a 34-14 rout of Division I-AA Liberty on Saturday.

Backup tailback Kevin Harris had touchdown runs of 27 and 7 yards and De'Angelo Bryant added a 3-yard TD run for the Demon Deacons, who have their first 5-0 start since 1987.

Skinner, a redshirt freshman making just his fourth start in place of injured Ben Mauk, was 13 of 21 passing with a career-long 59-yard touchdown pass to Nate Morton.

Several Demon Deacons had career days. Sam Swank matched a personal best with a 52-yard field goal, Harris had his first two-TD game and Morton had 127 yards receiving and tied a career high with six catches.

Now, Wake Forest -- the only remaining unbeaten in the ACC's Atlantic Division and one of the most unlikely after they were a preseason pick to finish last in the division -- will bring its first five-game winning streak since 1992 into next week's home game against nationally ranked Clemson.

Liberty (3-2) entered with the nation's top scoring defense in I-AA, allowing 4.25 points per game.

But the Flames were no match for the Demon Deacons, who scored on five of their six possessions in the first half, led 27-7 at halftime with 305 total yards and finished with 438 yards of total offense.

Swank added a 37-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Brock Smith was 15 of 25 passing for 211 yards with touchdown passes covering 9 and 6 yards to Darnell Edwards for Liberty.

The Flames are coached by former Wake Forest captain Danny Rocco, who played defensive back for the Demon Deacons in the mid-1980s.